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Replacing a map![edit]

I would like to replace all instances of: File:Map_of_Roman_roads_in_Italy.png

With: File:Italy_topographic_map-ancient_Roman_roads.svg

The latter is based on data from the 1926 edition of the "Historical Atlas", by William R. Shepherd, traced by me (, with a geographical map made by User:Sting ( and combined into one by User:Flappiefh.

Do it?

--Agamemnus (talk) 03:21, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Well, first off, I was a bit concerned about the fact that you traced the roads from something produced in 1926, but it seems William Robert Shepherd died 80 years ago so that's probably okay in most countries. Hmm. Yeah, it seems like you'd be safe replacing the former with the latter, but you may want to let people at WikiProject Classical Greece and Rome know. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 06:10, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure they're equivalent, so i don't think all instances should be replaced. Is there any reason why the two Sicily roads (via Valeria and via Pompeia) were left out? And what happened to Ancona?! Via Flaminia is no longer considered to go towards it? -- Jokes_Free4Me (talk) 14:15, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Editing / relevance / sourcing dilemma[edit]

Sale High School (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)

Hello, This is a revised version of a request I posted on Talk:Sale High School a week ago, to which there have been no responses.

I came to that page while searching for information on Sale High School for Boys, attended by playwright Robert Bolt. The current co-educational Sale High School is completely unrelated to the old one, being the successor to Norris Road Secondary Modern School. On closer inspection of the page, I see that John Andrews, named as a Sale High alumnus, would have attended the old Sale High for Boys in the 1940s, unless he was one of the first pupils at the Norris Road Secondary Mod.

However, when I attempted to add a note mentioning the existence of the two earlier schools called "Sale High School" (the Boys' school and the corresponding Girls' school on a separate site) and the risk of confusion with the current establishment, it was removed by an experienced editor. I don't think the older schools merit an article of their own (and my information is purely personal knowledge, the only potential references being somewhat unclear Friends Reunited pages), so can somebody please suggest an acceptably Wikipedian way to stop the confusion of old and new. (talk) 11:06, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

I suggest in the first instance you speak directly with the other editor involved to establish what the problem is. Their talk page is at User talk:Flyer22. It is not entirely clear to me from their edit summary exactly what the objection is. I can see several problems with your edit, but I couldn't say if this is why Flyer22 reverted you. Most importantly, you provided no source for your information, and have admitted here that it is all personal recollection. Presumably it would be possible to source this from somewhere but if it cannot then it does not belong on Wikipedia. I can see some books on gbooks ([1][2][3]) that might be helpful but there is no preview available. Of course, the entire article is unsourced, but that's another issue (someone might take it into their head to nominate it for deletion). Another possible problem (easily fixable) is the style of writing. We don't tell our readers what they should be noting or what is important—see WP:WTW. We are not trying to teach anything here, just present information. Feel free to come back here if you are still having difficulty. SpinningSpark 14:35, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Seems to me like there could be grounds for starting a disambiguation page if articles exist for those other schools. At the very least a {{about}} or {{for}} disambiguation link at the top of the article if there's only one or two existing articles about places that were once called "Sale High School" would work. But if those schools weren't called "Sale High School", but something similar, it's probably not appropriate to use the disambiguation link or disambiguation page structure to link people to those schools from Sale High School. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 15:10, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
There is no article about the old school although it seems to have somewhat more notability. It would seem it no longer exists, presuming the poster is correct in saying these are two unrelated schools. In any event, article disambiguation is not an issue as there is no other article to disambiguate. SpinningSpark 15:32, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. I have managed to find a couple of sources which allow me at least to put in a basic note about the existence of the earlier pair of schools called Sale High School without straying too far into original research. (talk) 16:09, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
If there's doubt about the "notable alumni", even if it's not based in sources, since that person's entry isn't supported by a source anyway, it should just be removed and noted on the talk page, rather than a clarifying note being made in the article. It really isn't encyclopedic tone in my view. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 13:37, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. I've managed to add refs for both John Andrews (writer) and Robert Bolt as alumni of the old boys' school. (talk) 12:06, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS), marked for deletion[edit]

Next-Generation Incident Command System (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)

Can you please provide more specific reasons why you marked my content for deletion? The reasoning is quite vague. Jlrsn (talk) 18:45, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

I've also nominated it for deletion as a blatant copyvio of its sole source ([4]). —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 19:10, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I think this is a notable subject (there are scholarly papers on it) and the speedy deletion rationales are dubious, but Mendaliv is quite right, you can't simply copy material from a website without permission or attribution. SpinningSpark 19:34, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I do have direct permission to copy the material. And I can attribute it, if necessary - any suggestions on how it should be attributed? I have spoken face-to-face with the author, the content is not licensed, public domain, free to copy. Jlrsn (talk) 19:41, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
You want OTRS, though frankly I do not see that page being kept as-is. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 19:45, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Can you explain more what you think I want on the OTRS page? Also, additional reasoning for, "frankly I do not see that page being kept as is" would provide more help in resolving this. Jlrsn (talk) 20:23, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Actually you might find Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials more helpful than the OTRS page, but OTRS is who you'll ultimately need to contact to arrange the permission for Wikipedia to use the material. The problem with the page as written is that (in my view) it's overly promotional. A Wikipedia article should begin with a short, neutrally-worded, and clear description of what the subject is. In this case, the first sentence being "NICS is a web-based command & control environment for small to large to extreme scale incidents that facilitates collaboration across Federal, Tribal, Military, State, County, & Local/Municipal levels of preparedness, planning, response, and recovery for all-risk/all-hazard events." is pretty meaningless to your average reader. It's software, used apparently in disaster management, for something called "command & control" (which isn't explained). The entire second half of the sentence, where it says it's for small, large, and extreme scale incidents, for collaboration between various organizations, etc. is fluff, needless wordiness, and frankly reeks of a marketing style of copywriting (where it's critical to get all the keywords in) rather than encyclopedic writing. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 20:42, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I agree with Mendaliv that it is preferable to rewrite the article in an encyclopaedic style rather than simply have its copyright released. However, if you are in control of the page, or can influence someone who is, you can simply put a notice on the page that the material is in the public domain. This is acceptable to us, even preferable to OTRS as all editors are able to verify the PD status of the material. SpinningSpark 21:02, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
OK, while a lot of your feedback seems like subjective judgement - I think I understand. I appreciate the clarification and examples. Jlrsn (talk) 21:12, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I agree that much of what I state is subjective, but I make it based on my experiences on Wikipedia with respect to what the article standards are. Sometimes it's difficult to put a finger on exactly which style guide or policy specific content may run afoul of, but I can tell you that the phrasing in the (now-deleted) article—even if we presume it acceptable—is not an effective way to write a Wikipedia article. By the way, I see you recreated the article, and it got deleted again partly on copyright violation grounds. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 21:38, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
As an aside, the article title is now salted. Seems a bit odd for only two deletions, but given G12 apparently applied to both deletions it's probably appropriate. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 04:58, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Are these good edits?[edit]

Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)

I've already reverted these edits twice, so I can't revert again. But maybe I'm missing something. Are these good edits? [5], [6], [7]. Thanks for some help with this. (talk) 02:09, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

I reverted it; seems like a classic case of WP:IINFO/WP:WEBHOST. There may be some agenda, though I haven't read the edits closely enough to say for sure. I also left a NPOV warning on the user's talk page. He's on his second actual revert since 09:38, 3 April 2014 (UTC). Should keep an eye on this. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 02:28, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Request to creat a new entry "A closed form solution for Linear Programming"[edit]

Can you please help me to create a new entry "A closed form solution for Linear Programming"?

Thanks, Garry — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garrynewyork (talkcontribs) 13:30, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

I think the first thing you need to do is respond to the editor who removed your additions at Linear programming. This is being discussed on that article's talk page. If you are intending to create an article based on the same paper you cited there, you need to consider the notability of the subject. I can see no examples of other scholars having cited the paper. It is very new and it may be too soon for any analysis by independent authors. If that is the case then it is not a suitable subject for a Wikipedia article, at least for the time being. SpinningSpark 14:43, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
And with respect to noting the new approach in the main article on Linear programming, WP:UNDUE would be the controlling policy; new approaches, theories, hypotheses, etc. generally don't get mentioned until they've gained more prominence in their respective fields. I would say that even in the most niche articles, you wouldn't be able to talk about a new approach like this until the article was cited at least once. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 16:38, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Copyright, spam issue, and difficult editor[edit]

Wercengetorix (talk) 23:29, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

I started to remove links in Wikipedia which direct to a site that I say is now in copyright violation. As well, the links were initially inserted into Wikipedia for advertising. My removal of the links have been reverted twice over by an editor "Hobbes Goodyear" who states I do not have evidence to back up my position. I have not been able to settle the matter with the editor; they either fail to see my reasoning, or choose to ignore it, and I feel it has come to a battle of will over reason. The editor's approach has always seemed to me as authoritarian and dismissive.

I was the one who inserted the links and requested the article which heavily relied on the site for references because I was directed by the owner of the site to do so. I am locked out of the site, and not in communication with them anymore, so the matter cannot be resolved there, and I think that any more discussion with the editor will be wasted time.

below is the interaction on the editor's talk page:

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wercengetorix (talkcontribs) 23:29, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

The TLDR version of this would appear to be that Wercengetorix claims copyright to content being used on a website called "goingthruvinyl", which Wikipedia links to in several instances. I'm not sure if the issue is in part due to a dispute that Wercengetorix has with goingthruvinyl, or if there's a claim that Wercengetorix' content is simply being copied by goingthruvinyl without a license. The whole claim that it's spam seems like window dressing. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 01:21, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Erroneously deletion of SELERANT company article[edit]

Hi There, someone has filed a deletion for our Company Article in English, this is an error and I kindly request to restore the page online. The article is‎. there is no reason for deletion as the company in on business. Ncolombo (talk) 03:43, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Discussion moved: Editor also posted to Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion, where it is more appropriately handled. DMacks (talk) 03:52, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Removal of contested maintenance tag[edit]

Minas Morgul (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) I added the "Notability" template to Minas Morgul because it appeared to me that while sources are provided they are all inherently linked to the Lord of the Rings franchise and do not in and of themselves establish notability of the subject. Another editor disagreed and unilaterally removed the tag twice. It is my belief that when the removal of a maintenance tag is contested it should remain in the article until there is a clear consensus favoring removal. There is now a Talk page discussion regarding the sources themselves here, but I would appreciate a ruling on the appropriateness of removing the maintenance template. Thank you! DonIago (talk) 15:49, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Adding that the documentation for the template explicitly states, "If the template is re-added, please do not edit war over it. Questions of notability can be resolved through discussion or through Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. If the article exists within the scope of a specific WikiProject it may be beneficial to invite feedback from the group." I have asked that the removing editor re-add the template as a show of good faith. DonIago (talk) 16:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
It is useless to fight over whether an article should be tagged or not. Tags are removed when an editor considers that the problem to which they relate has been dealt with. If there is subsequently disagreement over whether the problem has, in fact, been adequately dealt with then a much more productive activity is to discuss what the problem actually is and try and fix it. Perhaps it can't be fixed immediately and the tag ought to be replaced, but discuss first. I don't understand what you mean by "inherently linked to the Lord of the Rings franchise". Minas Morgul is a place in the fictitious Lord of the Rings universe so references to it are bound to be LOTR related. The real test is whether or not there are sources that have a substantial out-of-universe discussion of Minas Morgul such as in a review. If you really think that the subject is not notable the way to test it is to nominate it at AfD. SpinningSpark 16:15, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
You ended up phrasing the thrust of my concern better towards your conclusion than I did; my apologies for any lack of clarity. In the discussion at the Talk page (linked above) the analogy I drew was that "The Star Trek Companion" does not illustrate the significance of Star Trek as a subject because it's specifically written to discuss Star Trek (though it is possible that such a book might discuss the out-of-universe significance...that would need to be clear in the text of the article I think). Hopefully that was clear.
In any case, there is a discussion, but I do feel that the tag should be in place until there's a consensus to remove it, especially given that the tag's own documentation says as much; what's the point of having that in the documentation if it can be freely ignored?
Unfortunately, it's not clear to me whether the editor I'm discussing the matter with has any interest in addressing my concern (given they apparently feel the sources present address notability), or simply wants the tag gone.
I don't know whether this is out of scope, but would you perhaps be willing to review the linked discussion and offer a third opinion? As evidenced, you seem better able to verbalize the specific issue.
Thanks either way. DonIago (talk) 16:38, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
notability and in universe issues are two separate issues. And template documentation is not binding. You yourself have admitted not actually reading the referenced book, you are making a judgement from your own bias. GimliDotNet (Speak to me,Stuff I've done) 17:06, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Firstly, I asked you to provide more information to establish that those sources constitute third-party sources; thus far you have not done so. Providing other, more clearly distinct sources would also moot this situation effectively. Secondly, template documentation may not be binding, but it would have been an act of good faith on your part to honor it, or at least honor my request that the template remain until a consensus emerged to remove it, rather than unilaterally claiming my insertion was unjustified. DonIago (talk) 17:17, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Articles on exclusively in-universe topics are really on the decline. Stuff like this more often than not belongs elsewhere. Anyway I'm re-adding the template because I agree there are notability issues. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 17:20, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. DonIago (talk) 17:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Given that the article's at AFD now and Gimli and I are discussing the situation a bit at my Talk page (and the article's Talk page? I haven't looked there yet), I'd be content to see this closed or collapsed; in any case I consider it settled and thank all editors for their involvement. DonIago (talk) 17:40, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Advice on direction[edit]

Rosenberg shoes (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)

I am writing referring to Rosenberg shoes. We are a 111 year old company that has two choices. Do I follow a path of Historical relevance or one orientated towards one with a business bias. Both seem to be viable. Unfortunately business is easy to cite and source, where as historical, from my experience can be hard to provide excellent citations. I have created a balance and admit that I am still learning how to create the page. Another project I would like to start reviewing is the Prahran Club. The Prahran Club again is one of the oldest clubs in Melbourne or be it Australia, with a wonderful rich history but again hard to cite apart from photography. As I would like to participate more within wikiprojects, I would ideally like to start communicating with some more senior members of the Australian Wiki community. I would like to hear from historians or business authors as to how a historical / business page could be improved. Thanks in advance.Blueskiesinthemorning (talk) 06:10, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

I see that you're writing for a company with which you are involved. You may not realize, but this is frowned upon by the Wikipedia community. At any rate, the best advice I could give for how to write an article about a business would be to look at how recent featured articles about businesses are written; the structure of such articles likely conforms to what's considered standard. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 04:25, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you Mendaliv. As discussed I have been looking into the prahran club history also, but unfortunately it looks like developers and politics have engulfed the club. Thank you for your candid response, I could have hidden the fact but chose to be open and up front about my article. I am proud of the business. With many stores closing, our store remains stedfast considering the age, something that is against the norm. We have a wonderful history, a wonderful customer base and a beautiful store front. I appreciate your comments and will review similar listings to continue with improvements on the article. I have found some terrific historical documents from the national archives website relating to my great grandfathers naturalisation and grandfather service with the RAAF during world war II. Despite these documents, I am in agreement with you. To follow both paths makes the article multidirectional and possibly confusing in contrast with other articles. I will work on improving the article and provide a clear direction. I was pleased to see a recent post by the user 'Biatch' with a great write up relating to Windsor. Thanks again, I appreciate your response and understand the position. Blueskiesinthemorning (talk) 10:38, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Should I request Oversight?[edit]

Recently the article Clarence Snyder underwent speedy deletion for copyright violation, and 123chess456 posted a notice on my talk page, apparently thinking I had written the article because of my edit history. I didn't create the article, don't remember what my edits were (this was apparently in 2005), and since the article has been deleted, I haven't been able to review the history myself. 123chess456 did say that one edit was "a major edit", but also that my "edits were minor".

I reviewed the Oversight FAQ and it really sounds like Oversight is for more serious things, but 123chess456 suggested that I request Oversight so that my edit history isn't connected with what was apparently a blatant copyright violation. Is this something that I should request Oversight for, and if so, what should I request? That all my edits to that article be suppressed?

(Also, is there any way for me to view them, now, after the article itself is deleted?) DavidConrad (talk) 20:01, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Generally, my understanding is that the cure for an erroneous warning is to remove the warning from your user talk page. Oversight is not considered necessary. Same for bad blocks; you don't get your block log purged when a block is appealed successfully. You're welcome to ask for oversight of course, but my understanding is that things like that aren't considered needful of oversight. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 20:11, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I guess I'll just remove the discussion from my talk page, then? Or, perhaps, archive it? DavidConrad (talk) 14:27, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
That's totally up to you. Nobody's going to question you for either action. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 16:46, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

A few articles for proper translation.[edit]

Answered: See Wikipedia:Translation. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 22:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Here are several pages that need for some proper additional translations, as always, no copyright usage there:

  • Narthakio (Narthace) - additional translation (from the Greek Wikipedia)
  • Artemisio - additional translation (from the Greek Wikipedia)
  • Afetes - additional translation (from the Greek Wikipedia)
  • Rossini in Wildbald - proper translation from the German Wikipedia, list the articles in the list: Articles for creation/Opera — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terriffic Dunker Guy (talkcontribs) 00:08, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
You might want to ask at the specific WikiProject talk pages for the countries associated with those languages. I think you'd have better luck finding people who speak those languages at the proficiencies necessary to translate articles there. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 03:42, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
You can make a request at Wikipedia:Translation. SpinningSpark 11:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Need help with rude editor[edit]

Hello I have been involved in a dispute over a relatively minor issue. I am trying to get an Infobox and have opened a Rfc. However, one editor is being quite aggressive towards me. He/she has also stated 'Allow me to say it again for your infobox... "it ain't happening". RfC all you want, I have no problem with everyone, Australian or not, having their say. But, it ain't happening'. He/she appears to be unhappy that I am trying to edit an article on Australian politics and I am not 'local'. Is my proposal for an Infobox really that stupid? Should I be allowed to edit articles on Australian politics? I took this to the talk page but this editor has been quite unpleasant. Please give me advice or assistance here or on the page. Thanks. LordFixit (talk) 00:10, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

UPDATE: Sorry the dispute is at Talk:Australian Senate special election in Western Australia, 2014#Infobox LordFixit (talk) 00:21, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Of course you can edit articles. Consensus still applies though. You're flogging a dead horse, there's half a dozen oppose and only you support. It ain't happening. Timeshift (talk) 01:08, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

I have asked for outside help as all the people who oppose it are friends of yours. Please stop following me. LordFixit (talk) 01:14, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, you've already claimed WP:CANVASS, WP:MEAT, and WP:VOTESTACKING. And as someone else said, "Gosh, how dare three people disagree with you? It must be canvassing! I mean, obviously you can't say that, because you can look at our contributions and see that no one has discussed it outside this page, but by all means throw the implication out there anyway. Or maybe they're all meatpuppets! Yes, multiple editors of more than six years in good standing are clearly throwing it all away over an infobox on a minor electoral article. It couldn't possibly be that other people have an interest in this article and disagree with you, now, could it? Perish the thought!". Timeshift (talk) 01:15, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Don't you have anything better to do than spend literal hours following me around? All those people are friends of yours and it is a concern that they are the only ones to have had any input so far. One even stated they would 'turn gay' for you LordFixit (talk) 01:18, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps have a look around to see who contributes the most to oz politics articles. Could it be the same names you're claiming "have a long history of Wiki friendship"? One's even an admin. Stop creating stories please. Timeshift (talk) 01:26, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
User:Timeshift9 asked me to comment here because I was the one that posted the "go gay for Timeshift" comment on his talkpage. I have not been canvassed by Timeshift9 for the discussion about the Infobox. The "go gay" comment was meant in jest, referring to the fact that Timeshift9 and I had years of animosity on WP, but eventually managed to establish a constructive working relationship. Timeshift9 and I still often find ourselves on opposite sides of content disputes, most recently here: (click). --Surturz (talk) 01:58, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Thankyou. Timeshift (talk) 01:59, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Where did he ask you to do that? It's not on your talk page, Surturz. LordFixit (talk) 02:06, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Er, here? Timeshift (talk) 02:07, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
My apologies. LordFixit (talk) 02:22, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Sinhala editors assistance required[edit]

si:ආර්නොල්ඩ් රොස්‌

I have translated the following article to sinhala language.

But in my sinhala article (specially in that infobox) there are still some English words.But don't know how to change it.Please try to help me. Thank you.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Chaturaka (talkcontribs) 01:57, 11 April 2014‎ (UTC)

The problem with the infobox is that the infobox template si:සැකිල්ල:Infobox scientist appears to have been copied from English Wikipedia and not fully translated. If you look in edit mode at the template page you will see parameters of the form "labeln=<foo>". The <foo> parameter needs to be replaced with a Sinhalese translation. For instance label10=[[Doctoral advisor]]. You need to translate "Doctoral advisor" into Sinhalese (also remove the wikilink if there is no equivalent Sinhalese article). If you are not confident editing templates you should find someone on si.wikipedia who is; it is very easy to make a mess of templates and this is not good when they are used on multiple pages. You also need to translate the image captions which you can easily find by looking at the page in edit mode. I also suggest that you provide translation of the quotations and references titles, but leave the original English in the article as you are citing something in English. The portal links at the bottom either need to point to Sinhalese pages or removed. They are all redlinks except for the Mathematics portal which redirects to si:ද්වාරය:ගණිතය. Replace the mathematics link with one going directly to that page to get rid of the English. Similar problems with other templates on the page. SpinningSpark 11:37, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Patrick McKeown[edit]

Answered: Multiple responses were entered at the AfD, which closed as delete. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 22:15, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

The article is nominated for deletion (1 day left). There are a several sources, see the extra listing at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Patrick McKeown (2nd nomination). Needs general editing help and verification that those sources are reliable. There are several audios and few large textual interviews. Thanks. sobaka_kachalova 05:50, 11 April 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by SobakaKachalova (talkcontribs)

Article - Landskrona BoIS[edit]

Landskrona BoIS (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)

I have during the last cuople of weeks been working with article Landskrona BoIS, the history of the club mainly. Lately I have been having problem in this otherwise undelicate matter (as I believed it to be). One is a User:Reckless182,

that keeps suggesting that headlines are "option statements", while I think of them more as a summary of the next part of the text. For instance "1994-1996 Financial disorder led to dual relegations" ,there are no problem with its sources. So I find it very strange, and have found similar and related articles whith such headlines. As I see it, the headlines are NPOV, povided that the following text supports the headlines (incuding sources, of course.)

But far worse - User:Swedishpenguin has at more than one occation
  1. removed sources
  2. removed and changed text, so it will not be understood by most users. For instance "White Collar / Blue Collar" instead of "middle class appeal" / "working class appeal" , more than 100 years ago.
  3. he has also removed good references changed text and then asked for references again. For instance "GF Idrott was one of the first sports clubs in Landskrona, founded in 1882" Changed statement into "GF Idrott was the first sports club

in Landskrona , and then asks for reference !

  1. removed pictures
  2. At my talk-page he even admits to be annoyed by me. I have given him a warning at his talk page. Since he isn't intrerested in the article at all, he ought to be denied access to the article Landskrona BoIS

A strange thing jus occured, as User:Reckless182 has answered at behalf of User:Swedishpenguin (at the talk page of the article). So if I have suspected sock puppety, it isn't strange. But at present , we need help as it turnes out to be an edit warring. User:Swedishpenguin seems to think it's funny to destroy rather than create. Please read his last comments at my talk page. But we do need help to solve this. Boeing720 (talk) 09:04, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi! Boeing is bending the truth here. I do believe that headlines should describe the text, however Boeing has described the text with headlines that have been awfully biased, examples include: 1980's and early 1990's Mostly a dull period and The third millenium - a good start. I have suggested alternative versions that are more neutral but Boeing would rather have it his own way it seems. I am offended to be accused of sock puppetry. I am only defending a fellow editor who I believe is making a good job, from being wrongfully accused of vandalism by Boeing. Me and Swedishpenguin have been trying to sort out several problems with the Landskrona BoIS article, this includes language issues, POV issues and a lot of material that does not have anything to do with the club, examples include early sports history in Landskrona and some material regarding the social class climate and media. When we have tried to help we have been accused of all sorts of things by Boeing, most notably vandalism and sock puppetry. I can only hope that Boeing realises that we are only trying to do what's best for the article. --Reckless182 (talk) 10:12, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
A further note. Boeing720 continually resorts to reverting edits that he doesn't like. In my opinion, me and Swedishpenguin are the editors that need assistance. Boeing720 should be eligible for a topic ban if he continues his disruptive editing. He is clearly acting as if he owns the article. --Reckless182 (talk) 10:20, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, this is a bit of a head-scratcher for me. It looks like the reverting and counter-reverting has been going on for several days now, and neither of you have provided diffs, so I'm going to just comment on what leaps out at me. First, regardless of whose version is better, you all need to stop the reverting and discuss the changes. Boeing720: Reckless182 and Swedishpenguin are not vandalizing the article. Furthermore, the section headings that Reckless182 points out above are problematic. Not only do they not appear to be directly supported by sources (and I don't mean direct citations in the section headings, which is not allowed), but they are not compliant with the manual of style (we use "1980s" not "1980's"). I'll also note that Swedishpenguin has opened a discussion at WP:ANI (see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Behavior of Boeing720 at Landskrona BoIS), which has attracted exactly one response from somebody outside the dispute. To all of you: That is paramountly unhelpful, and will only dissuade people from responding. Please try to concisely describe your position, provide diffs, and don't argue back and forth needlessly. You aren't going to convince each other at this point: that's why you've come here and to ANI. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 22:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Sean Lien Wiki Page[edit]

Sean Lien (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)

Please forgive me if it turns out that I have come to the wrong place. Sean Lien is now in the midst of a heated campaign for mayor of Taipei. I have tried to change his page from one managed by those promoting his campaign to one that is balanced and properly referenced. Kai010101 and others seem inclined to start a wiki war. I think it best to admit that I am not a supporter of Mr. Lien, but I do believe that he is deserving of a fair and balanced page. I have decided not to revert Kai010101's last edit, but I do find the reasons given inflammatory. I do though acknowledge that I could have chosen some of my words more carefully. I ask that an editor who can view these things impartially take a look at recent edits and handle this in a manner that those more experienced in these matters deem best. Thank you.ShunfaSu (talk) 12:00, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

It looks to me that the most recent revert is mostly stylistic and organizational, though there some phrasing tweaks. I don't think they render the current copy totally unbalanced, however. I'll also note that given File:Sean Lien 連勝文 Taipei Mayor Campaign Photo, April 2014.jpg, which is attributed to the Lien campaign office (and yet isn't anywhere else on the web), there's a fairly clear indication that Kai010101 is affiliated with the Lien campaign. While this should not disqualify his edits, it's something that should be taken account of. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 13:40, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for looking into this. As I said, I think that I should stay out of it.ShunfaSu (talk) 15:38, 15 April 2014 (UTC)