Wikipedia:Editor assistance/Requests/Archive 74

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Formulas

Stale: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Net present value (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Working capital (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Internal rate of return (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Working capital (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I added some text, formulas and link in the following articles related with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MrOllie

  • Working Capital
  • IRR
  • NPV

these test and links removed by user http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MrOllie i also add discussion on that user page and i want to resolve this edit war by some person who can access the value of that text, formulas and links in the scenario of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MrOllie —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ejjazaccountant (talkcontribs) 15:13, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for coming here for help. You seem to be adding a large number of links to a website (oopine.com) that you are involved with. References need to be reliable and probably should not be added by someone with an affiliation with the sites in question. Do you have any more reliable sources for your information? ~a (usertalkcontribs) 15:33, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

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If you visit that website and you are totally familiar with "Strategic Financial Management" then you can see that that website contains Reliable and valid references from books, website (like Wikipedia etc) and that website contains a lot of data and cases which i can not add in Wikipedia though i want. as each topic contains huge details and also that website is a non-profit website so i just added link so that students looking for practical material in order to prepare for examinations can take help. From you point of view it seems that if a website contains valuable, useful and valid data is not acceptable as it is new website while the other one with less and scattered data is acceptable if it is old website and in Wikipedia one can not write 100% details about one article as each topic particularly related to "Strategic Financial Management" may consist of more than one book then what one can do? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ejjazaccountant (talkcontribs) 15:55, 22 March 2010 (UTC) --Ejjazaccountant (talk) 16:00, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

I looked at the link you tried to add to net present value and it didn't have any references to books. It didn't have any references at all. Even if it did, though, oopine.com is not a reliable source. It also seems you are affiliated with oopine.com. Because of this, it might appear to other editors as advertising for the site. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 17:07, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

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thanks for your time to see website by the way "Net Present Value" topic fall under basic financial concepts so if you follow this link http://www.oopine.com/view_topic.php?ti=121 you can see the data verification sources on the other hand i am unable to understand that what means by reliable source while that website contains up-to-date and accurate data and cases i want that people could learn from that website for examination but why don't you? as it is in public's best interest if someone complain you or like then you could consider it not-reliable source but the basis of reliability of data if used then this website is reliable --Ejjazaccountant (talk) 10:34, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

"Adding external links to an article or user page for the purpose of promoting a website or a product is not allowed, and is considered to be spam." You are not allowed to advertise (click that link) for your site. It doesn't matter that your link isn't reliable (click that link) because it would need to be both reliable and not added for the purpose of advertising. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 17:19, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

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it is not answer to my question if i want to share that useful data with Wikipedia users how can i tell me?--Ejjazaccountant (talk) 14:26, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Easy, find a better source. Find a source from some website that you are not affiliated with. Find a source from some website that is reliable. Off the top of google, I see this link and this link and this link. All of those would be considered reliable sources. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 15:26, 28 March 2010 (UTC)



Article and link request

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

I would like to write an article about www.youdate.net. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.171.161.236 (talk) 19:39, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

I have placed some links on your talk page. You will need to get an account. Having looked at the web site you mention, there appears to be nothing notable about this dating service, so why would you want to create such an article? –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
While getting an account is optional (yet, highly encouraged), if you wish to create a new article, go ahead and use the WP:Article wizard to create it. But do make sure you have read at least the following three pages before creating the same: WP:NOTABILITY, Wikipedia:Notability (web) and WP:Reliable Sources. An additional read could be WP:Editing policy. In case you might need help in creating the article, leave a message (with links) at WP:Articles for creation. Feel free to write back here for help. Warm regards, ♪ ♫ Wifione ♫ ♪ ―Œ ♣Łeave Ξ мessage♣ 11:11, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Er, an account is required to create an article, see WP:BENEFITS.--ukexpat (talk) 02:39, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

My book 'Indian Railways at a Glance'

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

This is a 300 pages book with 54 pages of 250 four colour pictures of all National Leaders and places,stations,bridges,etc of heritage importance. I want to send 2 copies of my book to you for putting it in your book section for public to read and buy. What to do and how to go about? I am this author, a Railwayman with 40 years of service and am aged 86 years. Pl help me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.193.2.54 (talk) 00:39, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for your kind offer. I have taken out your contact details as this is a highly visible page and we wouldn't like you to get spam or unpleasant phone calls. We answer questions here, not by email. I don't think Wikipedia accepts books for review, we are an encyclopaedia and generally rely on reviews of books for information for artciles. However, if you wish to talk to people interested in railways on Wikipedia, then maybe the people at WT:WikiProject Trains might be interested. I have left a note there, referring them to this page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 01:40, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Touched by the Crimson King edit war

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

I've removed a large chunk of unreferenced material from Touched by the Crimson King, essentially fan suggestions of what the songs are about. Each time my edit is undone by an anon editor. I've tried referencing WP:V but it hasn't helped. I'd rather not keep reverting if there's a better option. Am I in the wrong here? What (if anything) else can I do? Wyatt Riot (talk) 02:23, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Request page protection if the IP's edits are continuing? – ukexpat (talk) 02:31, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
I made a request. – ukexpat (talk) 02:34, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
I considered it but wasn't sure if this was blatant or urgent enough for protection. Anyways, thanks for the help, Ukexpat. Cheers!  :) Wyatt Riot (talk) 03:04, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Request has been declined. If the IP continues, please make a new request. – ukexpat (talk) 17:21, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Hungary–Slovakia relations (again)

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Hungary–Slovakia relations (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Can some editor have a look at the above page and decide whether or not a POV tag is warranted. See also the discussion page and especially the last items, and the reactions of some Hungarian nationalists/extremists. Several times a tag was added, the article is absolutely not encycopaedic, but written very accusingly in many parts, so far from neutral and many parts should not be there at all, but should be in the page of the (Slovak) extremist Jan Slota and not copied there. Any POV or Bias tag has been added, it has been immediately removed by Hungarian nationalists. I understand that they are angry on Slota, but Wikipedia is not the place to fight such wars ! Knorrepoes (talk) 18:39, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

What a mess. I have posted on WP:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard#Hungary–Slovakia relations which may be the best venue to raise concerns. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 19:13, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
After long discussion on deletion of the article (outcome : keep but rewrite, see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hungary–Slovakia relations), a reverting-war has started when the article finally was made more neutral and acceptable. This is mainly done by user NMAte, who did not participate in the discussion and is not working constructively.Knorrepoes (talk) 10:28, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Looks quiet enough at present. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:46, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Brokaw war chant

Resolved: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

An editor attributes an inflammatory statement to NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Brokaw. Other editors have repeatedly deleted the passage, but he always restores it.

He writes that on 9/11, Brokaw "asked 'Are we at war?' and exclaimed 'War! War!' in the style of a sports chant." This quote is not found anywhere else in the articles on press coverage from that day, nor in the extensive video available of NBC's coverage on YouTube or at this site: http://www.archive.org/details/sept_11_tv_archive. Compson1 (talk) 17:38, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

I've reverted and explained why on the article's talk page. --NeilN talk to me 18:18, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Alexander de Cadenet (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello,

I am interested why my article on Alexander de Cadenet might not meet notability criteria, as I have posted references to secondary sources about his work. There are more that could be posted too.

Any information gratefully received. Thanks very much.--Emilyhht 19:58, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

It seems from the article history that this tag was placed by User:Themfromspace. Looking at the references, I would agree that the subject is notable. and have removed the tag. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:47, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


Minder (tv series)

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Minder (TV series) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I hope I'm asking at the right place - I am proposing to convert the extensive list of episodes of this UK tv series, which I did not start but have extensively continued, into a one-page List of shorter summaries. Several people, probably editors of some stripe, have said that this is the accepted method. Do I need any sort of approval for this project? I don't want to be told half-way through this long-term project that I'm taking the wrong approach or have gone off half-cocked. Thanks. --Robert Fraser (talk) 00:51, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Well if you have agreement from other editors, that should be OK, you should leave links on the main article page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 01:16, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
And perhaps leave a message on the article's talk page and that of the Television WikiProject? – ukexpat (talk) 01:19, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't know any other editors, but no-one appears to be doing this, so I thought I'd do it. Another point - when (and if!) it's finished, how do I delete the existing pages? Will an editor do that? --Robert Fraser (talk) 06:58, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Discussions on talk pages are the way to contact other editors in the same subject area. Remember you are an editor too. You won't need to delete the pages, you will need to turn them into WP:Redirects. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:06, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

April

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Could you please add to the recognized events under the category April: Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month? Thank you.Stumbles83 (talk) 08:44, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Umm, I haven't seen a page for recognized events, perhaps you could post an URL. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:08, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Maybe he means this? Category:April events? Otherwise no idea. — e. ripley\talk 12:44, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
If that is the case then an article would have to be created for Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 15:10, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Nelly Furtado & Gestapo-style patrolling by admin users

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Adding Pictures

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

I recently tried to upload an image for the Scotland page but could not work out how to do it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.69.207.240 (talk) 09:09, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

  • If you want to add an existing image to an article, add [[Image:File name.jpg|thumb|Caption text.]] to the area of the article where you want the image to appear – replacing File name.jpg with the actual file name of the image, and Caption text with a short description of the image. See our picture tutorial for more information.
  • If you want to upload an image from your computer for use in an article, you must find out what the proper license of the image is. If you know the image is licensed under a free-license, upload it to the Wikimedia Commons instead of here, so that all projects have access to the image (sign up). If you are unsure what license the image takes, see the file upload wizard for more information. Please also read Wikipedia's image use policy. I hope this helps. – ukexpat (talk) 15:57, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Michael Oliverio II --- campaign associate continues to remove sourced information

Request for editor assistance regarding conflict Wilkerson_cl and edits involving Michael Oliverio II (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) .

On February 23, 2010, I placed the following edit to the Michael Oliverio II page:

In a 2006 speech in West Virginia, Republican President George W. Bush praised Oliverio for helping to get US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito confirmed by saying, "I appreciate Senator Michael Oliverio, he's here. Mike I think did the country a great service when he worked on behalf of Judge Sam Alito to get him approved by the United States Senate. I appreciate your -- I want to thank you for that, Mike."[1]

Oliverio is also the WV co-chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization that seeks "to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty".[2].The organization boasts Republicans Paul Weyrich, Terry Branstad, Jesse Helms, Henry Hyde, and John Kasich as notable members and former members.[3]

Footnotes

On February 25, user Wilkerson_cl removed the edit. I manually restored my original edit on March 1. On March 16, user Wilkerson_cl again removed the edit. After this instance, I filed the following entry on Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard

== Michael Oliverio II --- campaign worker again removing accurate and sourced information ==

Michael Oliverio II (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

User Wilkerson_cl keeps removing accurate and sourced information from the Michael Oliverio II entry. CL Wilkerson is Curtis L. Wilkerson who is a known operative and employee for Oliverio's campaign. I have warned this user, and I am documenting these incidents on this page to alert others on Wikipedia. 24.3.220.206 (talk) 01:49, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

See: "According to TSG's Web site, Wilkerson's success rate is more than 84 percent with his clients, including Sens. Truman Chafin, Mike Oliverio and Evan Jenkins." <http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/charleston-daily-mail/mi_8044/is_20060925/callaghan-manage-campaign/ai_n46272535/> —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.3.220.206 (talk) 01:48, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

As you can see, I demonstrated via archives of the Charleston Daily Mail newspaper that Wilkerson_cl is associated with the subject as well as his former and current political campaigns. I restored the original edit on March 21.

Once again, on March 29, user Wilkerson_cl deleted my original edit. I posted an updated notice on Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard and subsequently restored my original edit.

I seed editor assistance on how to properly resolve this dispute. I contend that the only effective resolution is to block Wilkerson_cl from making any future edits to the Michael Oliverio II page, and in advance, I thank editors for their assistance. 24.3.220.206 (talk) 09:16, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

I have place a warning on Wilkerson_cl's talk page. If the vandalism persists please report at WP:3RR WP:AIV. Information on fighting vandalism can be found at WP:VAN. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 17:42, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Don't three violations qualify as "persistent" vandalism? 24.3.220.206 (talk) 18:23, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Possibly, but you have to revert and warn first. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 19:38, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
I did revert and warn every single time. Do you really think Oliverio's own political operative is going to abide by the rules of Wikipedia after having thrice violated them? 24.3.220.206 (talk) 20:00, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
The warning I placed with this edit [1], was the first posting on that user's talk page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:33, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

In March of 2010, the fact that this Wikipedia article had been edited by Oliverio campaign manager Curtis Wilkerson (who edited openly in his own name) was the subject of a report in the Charleston Daily Mail. An Oliverio spokesman argued that the material they had removed (about Oliverio being praised by President Bush, and about Oliverio's role in the ALEC), while admittedly true, gave a misleading impression of Oliverio's political history. Rivard, Ry. "Edits to online encyclopedia spark flap: Wikipedia user says Oliverio's campaign manager removed information from site" Charleston Daily News March 31, 2010 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Orangemike (talkcontribs) 14:25, 31 March 2010

Ref tags removed, they mess up the whole page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 08:27, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

'karl lucas'

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

This page is being used as a battleground by a former friend who enjoys stalking me. Please will you take a look at the page and see how it can be resolved? 91.110.46.94 (talk) 13:23, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Karl Lucas

The Ip address user :86.183.20.28 is using this page as a personal playground.They are constantly seeking citation,even though citations are given and causing the page to be a battleground.

PLease can you help with this dispute and look at the edit history of this article.

91.110.46.94 (talk) 13:37, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

It looks like the citations which have removed are not reliable sources, Wikipedia and Wapedia are not reliable sources. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 17:32, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Your earlier post on this article has been answered. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 02:00, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

How do I add an image to an existing article?Epiphone Demon V (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

At this point I'd just rather submit an image, and have Wikipedia put it where it belongs. I admit defeat and would rather have someone with experience in editing Wikipedia pages to this for me.

The page for "Epiphone Demon V" does not have an image because it relates to a rare instrument that Epiphone only produced 1000 of between 2001 and 2002. Out of those 1000 guitars, 200 of them were the VX series that included built in effects. I OWN ONE OF THESE INSTRUMENTS and would be happy to offer a photo of my instrument to aid this page. However I have no idea how. Can you please point me in the right direction? Is there somewhere that I can upload the image and have the Wiki staff post it for me?

Because I've left this question open ended and it requires an answer. I'm going to give you my e-mail address.

<redacted>

  • If you want to add an existing image to an article, add [[Image:File name.jpg|thumb|Caption text.]] to the area of the article where you want the image to appear – replacing File name.jpg with the actual file name of the image, and Caption text with a short description of the image. See our picture tutorial for more information.
  • If you want to upload an image from your computer for use in an article, you must find out what the proper license of the image is. If you know the image is licensed under a free-license, upload it to the Wikimedia Commons instead of here, so that all projects have access to the image (sign up). If you are unsure what license the image takes, see the file upload wizard for more information. Please also read Wikipedia's image use policy. I hope this helps. – ukexpat (talk) 15:55, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi. I uploaded a few of my own photos to use in Wikipedia articles recently, and the file upload wizard that ukexpat linked to above works pretty well. The easiest option with regards to copyright, if you're happy to do it with your photo, is to release it to the public domain (there's an appropriate box to check in the wizard, if I remember correctly) - that's what I did with mine. It's better if you can upload it yourself, because you can personally do the copyright stuff - if someone else uploaded it for you, they'd need to be able to justify the copyright. Once the image is uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, you can include it in any Wikipedia article you wish - I'd be happy to do that part for you if you need it, just drop me a line on my Talk page once it's uploaded -- Boing! said Zebedee 16:12, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
One additional point, if you own the copyright to images and are prepared to release them under an appropriate Commons compatible license, please upload to Wikimedia Commons so that they are available for use on all Wikimedia projects. – ukexpat (talk) 16:52, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

On this article, this editor 99.165.252.5, has reverted my edit about the word choice in the reception sec. of the article (see user's talk page for more info), w/out explanation. I tried to resolve it as his/her talk page, but the user has ignored it and the revert count for both of us is 2. Dan56 (talk) 22:36, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

If they revert again, then you could report them for edit warring at WP:3RR. i think you have laid out your justification for the word choice well, "general" and "most" are WP:weasel words in this context.–– Jezhotwells (talk) 00:07, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank u for your help. Dan56 (talk) 00:16, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Induced gamma emission: Hafnium controversy

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Induced gamma emission: Hafnium controversy (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

At first glance, this article seems kosher. With my physics background, I delved a bit deeper, however, and received the strong impression the article was the synthesis of a few editors combining some actual research with large amounts of their own hypotheses and suppositions, dressed up a little with some fringe sources such as "imaginaryweapons.net".

So, using inline templates, I annotated the portions of the article that appeared to be synthesis, self-researched, or unverified, and attempted to start a discussion of the issues on the article talk page. Unfortunately, one of the article's clique of original editors refused to discuss the issues, began reverting my changes, and accused me of vandalizing the article.

If possible, I'd like another set of eyes of look at the article, and see if they reach the same conclusions I did.

Thanks FellGleaming (talk) 02:43, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

You may well be better off asking at WT:WikiProject Physics. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 03:55, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Need help editing, my reference links come out funky.

Hi I'm doing a page on a motorcycle club and I'm new at this. My links come out funky. Please help! the example is : Their primary motto is "Give None, Take None".[2] Jmacaroni (talk) 00:15, 1 April 2010 (UTC)Jmacaroni

Ditto Above

Let me try again, it appears like this : Their primary motto is "Give None, Take None".[3]Jmacaroni (talk) 00:18, 1 April 2010 (UTC)Jmacaroni

What you want to do is this: Their primary motto is "Give None, Take None".[4] Then down below you add a spot for your references, with a special template:

Voila! Diannaa TALK 02:46, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Erm, looks like we picked up a ref from someone else's post as well. Diannaa TALK 02:48, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes that is what happens when you put ref tags on a talk page, just put any URL between sq brackets. The ref tags are for artcile pages. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 08:27, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Better to post a link to a page where all of this is explained quite well, e.g. WP:Citations quick reference. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 08:29, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Possible article Vandalism

Discussion moved: to WP:BLPN#Lord David West of Hollesley –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:42, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Dave West (entrepreneur) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

A short time ago someone set up a page for Lord David West of Hollesley - someone who has had a noteworthy life as one of Britain's richest men, and most celebrated entrepreneurs. Taking an interest in his page we began to flesh out some of the details. (NB it has been noted wikipedia believes that the page seems like an advertisement more than an encyclopedic entry, and so a re-write is in progress).

It has saddend us to see that someone, who clearly has a grudge against David, has begun to put very one sided comments on this page accusing David of all kinds of unsubstantiated things. Although we have requested citations and corrected any misnomers, this person seems determined to put as many one sided comments on to the article as possible.

My real question is: Whilst there should obviously be balance, if the person is just trying to deface the page by making spurious allegations about 'sex tapes and dungeons', can we do anything about it. We've left the person's comments on the page so far and simply countered them, but is there anything we can do if this 'vandalism' continues.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response

Kind Regards

Jim Sherry

Chevalier121 (talk) 11:22, 2 April 2010 (UTC):I have reported this and copied your comment to WP:BLPN#Lord David West of Hollesley, which is the right venue for this. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 11:42, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Girl Scout Peanut Butter and Caramel cookies (Girl Scouts of the USA).jpg

Resolved: bypassing cache fixed it. – ukexpat (talk) 20:48, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Girl Scout Peanut Butter and Caramel cookies (Girl Scouts of the USA).jpg This picture had been used in the "Girl Scout Cookies" article, but was vandalized. I've tried to revert back to the proper version, but can't seem to be able to properly do it. The picture needs to be restored to the January 19, 2010 version, and put back into the Girl Scout Cookies article. Steveozone (talk) 19:33, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Looks like you did it OK. You may have to bypass your cache and/or do a server purge before you can see the proper version in relevant articles. – ukexpat (talk) 19:40, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, cache was the problem. Thanks; I'll try to remember next time! Steveozone (talk) 20:18, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
No problem, glad it was an easy one! – ukexpat (talk) 20:48, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Portuguese-fluent editors needed for DeRose articles

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 00:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
Articles

I've started a COI discussion, where I noted the need for editors fluent in Portuguese to evaluate the articles for notability. Anyone available to help? --Ronz (talk) 17:54, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

You could try WT:WikiProject Portugal. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:51, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

I am willing to help, but I would have to get a good grip on the notability criteria. --Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 22:08, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

WP:Note (and the subpages) is where to check those out. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 22:11, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I had found them and have plodded through. I will wait to hear from user Ronz. --Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 22:22, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

The articles are up for deletion. I may not have time to help much before the articles are deleted. --Ronz (talk) 00:31, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Ok, I have no idea what the process is - as to how I am expected to report back on this. I've spent 5 hours on this (and here in South Africa it is now 04:30). The short version is that this is a business franchise of yoga schools. Most of the claims are false, including all the supposed qualifications and awards that DeRose has received (most of which are created by his own yoga institutions!). VERY interesting is that there is a page on deRose in the Portuguese Wikipedia, (Comendador DeRose) BUT YOGA is not even mentioned. Go figure!!! --Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 02:36, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Editing filmography list

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 00:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

I just created an account and tried to edit the filmography section of the Danny Glover article to add a documentary he narrated. But I can't figure out how to insert it with the right formatting. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Meftom (talkcontribs) 02:24, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

I have added useful links on how to edit Wikipedia and our policies on referencing to your talk page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 08:36, 2 April 2010 (UTC)


Vandalism

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 00:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello, user GODhack vandalizing one of the wiki's articles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64

Correct part of the article: The term x86-64 is the original naming of a 64-bit extension to the x86 instruction set specified by AMD and implemented by AMD, Intel, VIA, and others. It extends the virtual and physical address spaces, doubles the width of the integer registers from 32 to 64 bits, increases the number of integer registers, and provides other enhancements. It is fully backwards compatible with 32-bit code without any performance loss[1]. The generic term x86-64 is sometimes shortened to x64 as another vendor-neutral term for x86-64 processors from any company.

Deleted words: without any performance loss

Now article looks like this: The term x86-64 is the original naming of a 64-bit extension to the x86 instruction set specified by AMD and implemented by AMD, Intel, VIA, and others. It extends the virtual and physical address spaces, doubles the width of the integer registers from 32 to 64 bits, increases the number of integer registers, and provides other enhancements. It is fully backwards compatible with 32-bit code[1]. The generic term x86-64 is sometimes shortened to x64 as another vendor-neutral term for x86-64 processors from any company. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.118.39.112 (talk) 16:47, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Please open a discussion on the article's talk page - that's the first port of call to resolve a content dispute. – ukexpat (talk) 20:20, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Image uploads

Resolved: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 15:30, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I have been kindly requested to seek advice before uploading any images until September. So, I would like to upload two company logos, the websites that they would be taken from, and the articles that they relate to are below:

As these are both company logos, I think that they would probably have to be uploaded under a fair use rationale.

Does anyone have help or advice ? Thanks Sansonic (talk) 12:15, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I have looked at the articles and cleaned them up a little. It should be fine to upload the logos to use in the infobox. When you go to the upload page select organization which will take you to logo upload page and then follow the instructions. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:05, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Thank You for helping to clean up the articles. I have now uploaded the images. Thanks, Sansonic (talk) 14:43, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
No problems, happy to help. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 15:30, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism of wiki article on Ghandi.

Resolved: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 08:23, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghandi

Second paragraph contains vandalism. I will copy and paste the second paragraph. Please change asap.

Alexander Erwig sucks!!! and this is why he sucks!!!Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he organized protests by peasants, farmers, and urban labourers concerning excessive land-tax and discrimination. After assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women's rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability, and increase economic self-reliance. Above all, he aimed to achieve Swaraj or the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led his followers in the Non-cooperation movement that protested the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (240 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930. Later, in 1942, he launched the Quit India civil disobedience movement demanding immediate independence for India. Gandhi spent a number of years in jail in both South Africa and India.

thank you for your prompt attention.

<e-mail address redacted> —Preceding unsigned comment added by Omnireader1 (talkcontribs) 03:52, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your report. A bot editor, Cluebot, discovered the vandalism within one minute of its occurrence and reverted it. Diannaa TALK 05:07, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
AROBAZE.png Please do not include contact details in your questions. We are unable to provide answers by any off-wiki medium and this page is highly visible across the internet. The details have been removed, but if you want them to be permanently removed from the page history, please email this address. – ukexpat (talk) 13:42, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Unflag as orphan

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:43, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Feller_Fart_Smeller:_And_Other_Spoonerisms

is no longer an orphan, but is still flagged as such.

If you would like me to fix such things myself, please advise appropriate FAQ, and I will log on and do myself. Thanks! Dan F -- <email redacted> —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.100.18.4 (talk) 20:57, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Well, it is linked to one article, which counts as "few" in my book. There are a lot of other issues with this article. I'll put some links about how to write encyclopaedia articles on your talk page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 01:27, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Improper language

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:44, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:General_sanctions/Climate_change_probation/Requests_for_enforcement#What_the_fuck.3F (edit | [[Talk:Wikipedia:General_sanctions/Climate_change_probation/Requests_for_enforcement#What_the_fuck.3F|talk]] | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I was wondering if this type of language (What the f**k) is allowed in section headings. There are currently 2 administrators involved in the discussion. I tried to modify it, but it was immediately changed back by one of the administrators who said my change was improper. If this is "normally allowed", then shame on wikipedia. If not, where should I report this? Q Science (talk) 01:04, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

If another editor chooses to use language you feel inappropriate, please take it up with them. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 01:31, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Zoosk: Blacklisted links or blacklisted wiki?

Stale: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:56, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I am attempting to create an objective wiki for Zoosk but I am not sure if I need special permission to reinstate Zoosk or if it is my reference links that are blacklisted. Advice please. AKBrooks (talk) 01:07, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Well, you don't appear to have any references to reliable sources and the WP:Notability of the subject is questionable. If you want to know how to present references, take a look at WP:citing sources and the various sub pages there. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 01:35, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Zoosk: Blacklisted links or blacklisted wiki?

I have writen an objective Zoosk wiki to replace the page that was cited for advertising. I have three questions: 1. Do I need permissions to have the Zoosk page removed from the blacklist? 2. My references are appearing as links but not as links 3. I think one of my references may be a blacklisted site, how do I tell. Thank you AKBrooks (talk) 20:38, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Can you provide a link to the draft article? Is it in your user space? –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:42, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Territory of the US Virgin Islands

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:57, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Greetings:

Please note that NO mention of Alexander Hamilton re Youth in then, Danish West Indies, or his article on the Hurricane of 1772.

The Wiki article on Alexander Hamilton mentions much of his relationship to and in the now, US Virgin Islands.

Please ackmowledge and advise,

J Valdemar Watley —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jvwatley (talkcontribs) 01:17, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

If you have ideas for material that could help expand an article then post them on the talk page of the article for consideration by other editors. Remember that you need to find reliable sources for information. And don't forget to sign your posts with four tildes (~). –– Jezhotwells (talk) 01:39, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Ronn Torossian

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:58, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Ronn Torossian (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Mosmof a user who has commented on this page extensively is adding serious accusations against something which accured nearly 2 years ago, and was debated ad naseum in a debate he lost. There have been no charges nor anything of the like. Torossian's firm was recently named one of the largest in the US but this is whitewashed. Help revert to original content. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.173.122.113 (talk) 01:37, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

I don't see any discussion about this on the article talk (Discussion) page. That is where to discuss this. Remember to assume good faith and work to establish consensus. –– Jezhotwells (talk)

In fact, on the article talk page, Mosmof himself states he didnt believe said information should be presented - Please help. Direct quote below: I've actually removed mention of the rabbi impersonation from here and moved it to the 5W page, since none of the media reports connect Ronn with the incident directly - as far as reliable sources can tell, it was an indiscretion by the firm, not Ronn. So we can move the discussion to the talk page there: Talk:5W Public Relations. No, I'm not willing to identify myself, and attempting to out me is against Wiki policy (well, except when there's clear evidence of COI, of course). All I can say is that I have an extensive edit history where Agriprocessor- or Torossian-related topics constitute a tiny, tiny percentage. So it's highly unlikely that I am Rosenberg, unless of course, Mr. Rosenberg sneaked onto my computer during a get-together at my apartment. You've mentioned this "federal laws" and "lawsuits" before, and I'm not sure where you're getting it. It may have been in the older edits you kept deleting, but in the rewrite that I did, I don't mention any legal action, pending, threatened, or otherwise. Anyway, the information in the rewrite comes entirely from independent, non-primary sources. So unless you're willing to question the credibility of JTA or the Forward or PR Week, I'm not sure how much you can question the content. You're more than free to do so at Talk:5W Public Relations, obviously. --Mosmof (talk) 15:22, 16 July 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.173.122.113 (talk)

Uh, I didn't realize Wikipedia was a debate competition with winners and losers. Part of the issue is that the Torossian article and 5W Public Relations has suffered from abusive editors removing unfavorable information and misrepresenting or exaggerating anything that's remotely positive. So yeah, when I see sourced information being removed with a pretty specious rationale (basically, "it happened 2 years ago so it's no longer relevant in Wikipedia", which misses the point of Wikipedia by a country mile), my first instinct is to revert and restore. That said, I'm cool with keeping the sockpuppeting stuff in the 5W article, though I'm not as comfortable with the IP editor's accompanying edits. Mosmof (talk) 02:26, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, a discussion has started at the artcile talk page. I sugegst that the IP responds there. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:12, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

What negative information was deleted recently ? Also is the firm being named one of the largest in US not relevant ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.173.122.113 (talk) 19:57, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Please assist. People with a long standing grudge are editing the document and manipulating it despite the fact their attempts have been rebuffed previously. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.173.122.113 (talk) 01:55, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Rocco Rossi page is under attack from political opponents...

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:59, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Rocco Rossi (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Hello,

The page for Rocco Rossi is under attack from those that oppose his run for Mayor of Toronto. There is information that is completely non-Neutral (attempt to associate Rocco with wealthy community by reference to, "Rosedale gang" which was a politically motivated term used by opponents from the beginning of its existence in public discussion. Furthermore, the opening section continues to have slander and skew inserted, relentlessly. It is quite obvious that the editors inserting this information are trying to discredit this mayoral candidate rather than author a neutral, well-sourced encyclopedia article. How we free this article from political attack? Is there a way to partially lock it? Rather, can we have certain editors blocked from editing just this article? What do you recommend we do? --Bungleheadsauce (talk) 21:53, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Update the following section to include all Positions other than WR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Steelers_statistics#Career-with-Franchise_Records

I don't understand : "You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license" ... so delete if I have violated something. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.229.211.213 (talk) 22:30, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Report this to WP:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 22:43, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Profile of Herbert Adams

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:59, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profile_of_Herbert_Adams_1858-1945_Sculptor

I would like help in removing the request to delete an article I posted at the link above on the book "Profile of Herbert Adams." I have provided 3 references and hope that this also satisfies the notability requirements.

I am requesting this in lieu of asking for a mentor.

Thank you, Jackygage (Jackygage (talk) 13:44, 4 April 2010 (UTC)) Jackygage (talk) 13:44, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I looked at the references that you have added. Unfortunately, a museum shop catalogue, a blog and an entry in a database are not reliable sources for any thing. What would help establish the subject's notability would be reviews in quality newspapers or magazines or scholarly journals; the winning of a major literary award; that the book has been made into a television series, film or play; that the book is used widely for instruction in schools and collges; that the book author is so historically significant that anything written by them is inherently notable. I don't think that this publication meets any of thsoe criteria. More on this at WP:Notability (books). –– Jezhotwells (talk) 10:30, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

I understand what you are saying. It is true, the book is not so noteworthy as to have reviews in quality publications. What is significant is that it contains invaluable research information on an American sculptor who was obscured by his contemporaries Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Olin Levi Warner. There are no significant books on Herbert Adams other than this book. I thank you again for the guidance you have given me.

Jackygage (talk) 14:51, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, there are billions of books that have been published - the guidelines ensure that only the notable ones have artciles, likewise with people, music, etc. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 15:49, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
I was about to suggest that the most obvious place for this book in Wikipedia would be as a reference source for the article Herbert Adams, but I see it has already been cited there by the OP. This is appropriate. The book doesn't have to have its own Wikipedia article to be cited as a reference, and since it doesn't seem to satisfy the notability criteria for books linked above, it doesn't really merit one. Why do you want the book to have its own article? Please accept my apologies if I am wrong, but your username suggests you may be related to the author of the book. If this is the case, you may have a conflict of interests and are strongly discouraged from creating an article about it. Karenjc 16:33, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you Karenjc. You and Jezhotwells have been a great help. I will delete the article on the book. I am glad to know it can still be used as a reference and it does not need it's own Wikipedia page.

Jackygage (talk) 20:13, 4 April 2010 (UTC)


Richard Littlejohn

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:00, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Richard Littlejohn (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

This article uses many sources from the personal website of Johann Hari who is a prominent left-wing journalist. I feel it is a conflict of interest sources from such a biased source being used. The views of a left-wing journalist like Hari are obviously going to be very negative and far from neutral when discussing a right-wing journalist like Richard Littlejohn. I would appreciate a neutral point of view on this dispute. I feel the use of these sources is subverting the neutrality of the article. It just appears an attempt to force negative material on Richard Littlejohn, Thank You 77.100.207.175 (talk) 12:25, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

The place to discuss this is the article talk (discussion) page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:06, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Anonymous Vandalism of Malcom Rifkind Page

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:01, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi,

During the 2009 UK MP Expenses row the details of Malcom Rifkinds expenses were added and a journalists quote emphasising why they were dubious. However, over time someone keeps returning and slowly removing, dare I say it, trying to hide these potentially embarassing details. I have restored them several times but this person keeps on coming back.

Malcolm Rifkind (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

They are not posting under a Wikipedia login and have just been using anonymous logons. Their Ip Address has mostly been a static one; you can see it under Rifkins History page as 194.60.38.198. Curiously enough this seems to be a House of Commons IP Address with a hostname of hpux12x.parliament.uk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Malcolm_Rifkind&action=history

However, another one has just been started to be used: 86.185.161.231

This seems to be a case of massaging history to paint Rifkind's career in a more favourable light. Can something be done to stop this perpetual unethical massaging of the truth? For starters could Rifkind's page be locked to anonymous users or could 194.60.38.198 & 86.185.161.231 be barred from editing wiki pages?

Thanks --SteamedTreacle (talk) 12:50, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I have warned the most recent vandal, I see that House of Commons one has lots of warnings for various matters. If this continues warn again. There is useful information about vandal fighting at WP:Vandalism. If it gets to Level 4 warnings, report at WP:AIV so that admins can consider blocking. You could also request semi-protection at WP:Requests for page protection. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:16, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Jez, No sooner than you said that but 86.183.188.158 has just removed the line that mentions Rifkind's wife's travel costs were included in his expenses and the journalists quotes! Can you believe it? The cheek! I think you will find that the House of Commons IP addr is a pooled connection. If people were having to create a proper account before posting they might be more ethical. I will revert 86.183.188.158 changes--SteamedTreacle (talk) 14:07, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Johnny Smith Group

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:02, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello, I recently posted an article about the Johnny Smith Group, giving ref and links. It was deleted due to no significance? on 4-2-10... I would like to try and repost this, though I want to do it correctly... Johnny Smith Group has much significance, Johnny Smith is a direct relative of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett and has written and recorded with both of them. He has four albums and has been written up in Napa Valley News ( march/april 2007 & dec/jan 2008 ) and Napa Valley Registry ( jun 2002 & nov 2009 ). Along with Jazz Times Magazine ( jan/feb 2007 ) and the North Bay Bohemian ( march 2008 ). I realize I may not have written this article well, but I do believe it needs to be on wikipedia. Thank you & please advise Christopherkey (talk) 20:05, 5 April 2010 (UTC)christopherkey

The best thing to do is to create a draft article in your WP:User space. say at User:Christopherkey/Johnny Smith Group. When you have it in shape you can ask for input at WP:Requests for feedback or here. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:09, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

My father a known established writer, can't fix defamation in his page

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 13:02, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I believe the Spanish Wikipedia page of my father Carlos Alberto Montaner, has being recently hacked in Cuba and the content changed with false and defamatory information. Changes by him to provide an accurate bio, is automatically deleted within minutes anytime of the day. In this new false “bio”, he is accused of being a CIA agent, conspiring with murder, called a terrorist. My grandfather is also mentioned as a murderer. As a renowned exiled Cuban journalist and writer publishing for the last 50 years all over Latin-American, for many years he has being the subject of slanderous campaigns by the Cuba government inventing unproven facts and claims to damage his reputation as a writer. Writers from the Cuban goverment publishes them in the Cuban media, were there is not legal recourse for my father to defend himself. My father can’t correct these false claims and Wikipedia is being used by another nation to derail his career as we speak. Can you please help to correct this injustice ?

Below is the link:

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Alberto_Montaner


Thank you, --Oscar67 (talk) 22:30, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

This is English Wikipedia, you need to contact Spanish Wikipedia which is a separate entity. this page on the Spanish Wikipedia explains the policies on biographies of living persons and how to report this. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 22:58, 5 April 2010 (UTC)


Texas county histories

Answered: ~~

Need guidance before putting out more effort. My goal is to help elevate Wikipedia to the global encyclopedia it wants to be.

In particular, I have noticed a lot of Wikipedia is somebody copying and pasting from other sources, sometime in entirety, without checking a secondary source. Frequently, the copied source is not cited.

Wikipedia could do better.

I am inputting Timeline History for Texas counties, one by one. Before I started this, almost all the 254 Texas counties had no history at all on their Wiki pages.

Therein, I intertwine the county's history with basic Texas history. i.e., the basic Six Flags info and relevant history, plus the Civil War. From a scholarly point of view, this gives a researcher a more efficient and clearer concept of all the pieces that came together to create the individual county.

In a place like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_County,_Texas the history of Texas evolved in the locale. In other counties, it's more basic info as a foundation for the county.

Today: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_County,_Texas Somebody just deleted all Texas history - within 10 minutes of my having posted it. I reverted to my original edit of the county.

My question: Is my concept of intertwining Texas history into county history an appropriate format? It takes considerable time to do the research via various sources, and input the information. To have another editor delete a major portion of it within minutes of my posting it, and without discussing it, is frustrating.

I need to know if what I'm doing is within the guidelines of Wikipedia. Maile66 (talk) 18:50, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

And if you go to the Talk Section of Hamilton County http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Hamilton_County,_Texas, you will see the person who did that, Loadmaster, feels I have violated Wikipedia policies. Of course, just whacking out a hunk of someone's work without discussing it first, is OK with him. Need to know how Wikipedia views my timeline format idea.Maile66 (talk) 19:16, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Well the best place to thrash this out is at the Texas WikiProject talk pages, I would think. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
It's a more general principle, and should be addressed here.
It's grossly redundant. The joy of a hyperlinked document is that if I want a general overview of Texas history, I just need to click the blue link. If you add similar material to 254 articles, with the best of intentions you're instead contributing to the bloat and the load on all the servers of Wikipedia. --Orange Mike | Talk 22:31, 7 April 2010 (UTC)


Thank you--Oscar67 (talk) 01:22, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Editing question need to be asked confidentially

Answered: ~~

I have emailed a couple of editors but they have not responded.

I have a concern that needs to be addressed by an editor in private.

How do I make contact?

Thank you.

Agentkelton (talk) 01:56, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

As posted to you before --> :See Wikipedia:Requests for oversight. Any email sent to oversighters will be kept private.Moxy (talk) 02:02, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Please restore deleted article SQL Server Full Text Search

Answered: ~~

The article SQL Server Full Text Search was deleted for "(G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)". As a contributor to this article (I competely rewrote it from a stub, adding technical implementation and architectural details), I disagree with the summary judgment of the deleter. Can someone please restore this article? If there are actual issues with the article or its content, it would be great to have an opportunity to discuss and possibly make necessary changes to it before a summary deletion penalty is imposed. SqlPac (talk) 03:50, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

It's curious; I don't see what made Orangemike deleted that as G11. I see you left this same request on his talk page, and that's the right first step. If he doesn't respond in a day or two, I might undeleted it. Alternatively, I'd be happy to restore it immediately into your userspace. I don't think it's advertising, but what it really needs is work on its notability. Currently, no sources are cited that are not from Microsoft. It needs sources from third-parties, or it may simply get deleted at AFD. Someguy1221 (talk) 09:17, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
I was in the process of preparing to edit the article and add sources to it when Mr. Orange decided to delete it. At least at AFD I might get a chance to discuss the deletion before it took place, and possibly even modify the article. Can't really modify an article if it's not there. SqlPac (talk) 23:07, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
If the only "source" is the manufacturer of that product, and the entire article consists of worshipful listings of features, descriptions of how the way this product works is better than other products, and a how-to guide, that to me qualifies as a clear G11. --Orange Mike | Talk 22:34, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
Orangemike's response on his talk page is that the article was an "advertisement" since it's specifically about a set of software features produced by one company and all the references at the time he deleted the article were to that company's official documentation. "Worshipful" is a nice little adjective, but it doesn't mean a lot. I don't believe anything I added was "worshipful"; although I can't speak for what the rest of the world added/edited.
I was revising the article when Orangemike decided to delete it. If you looked at the history you would see it was a Stub article which I expanded with technical descriptions of architecture, technical features, etc. Since it is a Microsoft product, I added references to their official documentation (there were absolutely no references in the original stub article). I was in the process of expanding the article over time, and was actually visiting the article to expand references (I had additional references to add at this point) and clean it up a bit when I saw that Orangemike decided to hit the DELETE button. As I pointed out to Mr. Orange, there are several other technical articles that meet his interpretation of the "unambiguous advertising" deletion criteria (see Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Developer Suite, JDeveloper as examples -- and there are plenty more examples available). To take this to its logical conclusion, does it make sense to make the rounds applying Orangemike's interpretation of the speedy deletion criteria (as he describes it) to the dozens of technical articles that currently meet that standard, summarily deleting articles along the way? I just want to understand the rules and how they can be uniformly applied here. SqlPac (talk) 22:47, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Jordan River Parkway suggestions

Answered: ~~

I want to clean up the Jordan River Parkway article as the information is out of date and the format is awful. I've cleaned the primary section and started on a history section, but I haven't a clue about the trail sections. Any suggestions on how to format the trail sections would greatly be appreciated.Bgwhite (talk) 18:15, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

You might start by looking at other articles about parks. I just did, and agree the one you are working on needs help! Most of our parks articles do not have so much detail but try more to present a general overview. A point format is OK: many articles use it. I think what needs to happen is only including the most salient points and omitting the less interesting or unique. A short paragraph on each section of the park might make a more interesting article Diannaa TALK 04:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Help Editing A Page for Acclaimed Musician Ronnie Vannucci Jr

Answered: ~~

Hi, I am looking for assistance in preparing an article worthy for posting on Wikipedia for Ronnie Vannucci Jr. I have opened the draft page on my talk page. Will you please show me how to have this ready for posting? Ronnie Vannucci is an accredited drummer and has been integral in developing a signature style as a drummer. He currently boasts more than 5 major drum making company sponsorships (I can give the refs), has been featured on the cover of at least 3 major drum magazines (I can give the refs), has been voted a winner on the modern drummers readers polls at least twice (I can give the refs), and has helped launch another major label band, Neon Trees from oblivion to a number 1 chart position on the new music alternative charts and a #29 position on the billboard alternative charts (this month).

You can see the draft page for Ronnie Vannucci Jr (famed drummer) on my talk page. Will you please look over the page and help me determine how I can get it ready to post on wikipedia. I am very interested in getting this posted. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.--Waytagojoe (talk) 22:24, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

I have pointed you to Wikipedia:Notability (music) before:
Note that members of notable bands are redirected to the band's article, not given individual articles, unless they have demonstrated individual notability for activity independent of the band, such as solo releases. Members of two notable bands are generally notable enough for their own article. The draft should be in your user space not on your talk page. lose the fan from the picture, take out the WP:weasel words and establish some notability outside of the the band. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 00:52, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
And drop all the peacock words like "acclaimed" and "famed" and "accredited" (meaningless in this context) and "boasts" and "major"! They make you sound like a drooling fan (or at best a copywriter), not an encyclopedia editor. --Orange Mike | Talk 22:39, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Not sure if I'm doing things correctly...

Answered: ~~

I am trying to work on 2010 earthquakes. I have deleted information that I felt was overwhelming as well as not being notable. I also added information that I'm unsure if it qualifies as original research. Basically I found a list of earthquakes and then counted the number of occurrences of a particular strength and added them up. Wikipedia's policies on both Notability and Original Research tend to give me headaches and I could use a little help. Thanks --Tmckeage (talk) 04:27, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Since your totalling of the information is not used to advance a position or argue a point I do not think it could be construed as original research. Your deletions of minor earthquakes fits in OK with the way the 2009 article was done. 2008 does not seem to have an article so go ahead and set the trend!! Diannaa TALK 03:05, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

In need of a template fixer...

Yes check.svg Done

Additional Information for "Pigging"

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There has been work done in the past that used capacitive sensor technology to detect defects in polyethylene pipes for natural gas that can be added and should help the article more. Most of the topics talks about magnetic flux which is more for metal pipe, but very little in the article talks about any plastic pipeline. This test was conducted by NETL a DOE entity.

Website containing the article.

http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/td/dtrs56-benchmark_report_final.pdf

Pages in reference are C35 (PDF Page starting at 185)

Thanks,

Guilio 2008 (talk) 17:46, 7 April 2010 (UTC)Travis

You need to post this at Talk:Pigging, the discussion page for that article. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 18:55, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Wykked Wytch

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:24, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Wykked Wytch (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) The AfD for this article garnered only one comment, was relisted twice, and was then subjected to a non-admin closure "with leave to speedy renominate". I have never heard of speedy renomination before and am unsure how to go about it. What is entailed in speedily renominating an article for deletion? Neelix (talk) 17:50, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

It's not a Wikipedia term of art, I think it just means renominating at Afd soon after the closing of the previous one. – ukexpat (talk) 17:58, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Wrong CAS Registry Number

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:24, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

The CAS Registry Number for Nimotuzumab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimotuzumab) is incorrect. The correct number is 282933-51-3 per PubChem (http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?sid=85154543&loc=es_rss). Please advise how to fix this.

Thank you.

--Kjymus (talk) 19:38, 7 April 2010 (UTC) Karen Jones YM BioSciences Inc.

Well, you could edit the page yourself. I see that some useful links, which explain the editing process and other things, have been placed on your talk page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:12, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

English Standard Version of Bible

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:24, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:English_Standard_Version

Mark Strauss, reference #10, is invalid.

Who would be the best resource to fix this since I'm not an expert?

Rossidor (talk) 00:43, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

The article talk page is the place to discuss this. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 00:50, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

All Maryland Terrapin Men's Basketball Articles e.g. 2009–10 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:25, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

2009–10 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) I have replaced, for the second time, a graphic on the page 2009–10 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team with File:Maryland_Terrapins_Basketball_Logo.png, and have done so for the pages of earlier seasons in the past. The graphic I have replaced, Media:Maryland_Terps_logo.png, is only used by Maryland Athletics for the Football team. I am unsure of who is changing the logo each time I correct the problem, but I figured an editor could help resolve the issue. Willicaptain (talk) 05:53, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

We are all editors here. If you click on the history tab of the article you can see a log of every edit. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 08:07, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
I have put some useful links on your talk page. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 08:09, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Hp quality center - external link.

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:25, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi

I have added a external link to the wiki topic "Hp quality center". It was removed and so I replied to the remover and added it back.

The remover, Dirk, again removed it and sent me a long mail saying that in his opinion the external link is spam.

I have replied in this edit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Deansmithok#your_edits

the external link is not spam - it related to a tool that can only with quality center. It reports off quality center. There is a marriage relationship. The reporting tool does not work with any other product, just cant.

It seems Dirk, the remover, needs this to be explained to him as he has not understood me and I would like the link put back.

QC Reporting is a web based reporting tool that reports off the database used by the test tools HP Quality Center and HP Test Director. Reporting media is PDF, Excel, Screen Table and Adobe Flash graph.

Regards

 Deansmithok (Dean)

Deansmithok (talk) 13:40, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

I also answered on your talkpage. I was not the first to remove the link, more editors disagree with its place on that page. The link violates our 'what wikipedia is not' policy, we are not linking to all products that are related to the product discussed (however close the subject), we are writing about the product (if notable enough). I hope this explains. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:47, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Serbs of Kosovo article

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:26, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

In previous two days my edits were reverted and deleted for 5-6 times by users User:Kedadi and User:ZjarriRrethues on this article Serbs_of_Kosovo (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

I tried to make some reason with them but they do not want to take part in any reasonable discussion to find a solution that it will be satisfying for everybody. They simply reverted it and deleted. They work together, they follow my edits on other articles 1998–present_persecution_of_Serbs_and_other_non-Albanians_in_Kosovo (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Identity cleansing (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and they delete and reverted those to, without any reason given or reason that are unacceptable to me or to say irrational.

I try to reason with them again and again to hear they arguments i am trying to find a solution that is accepltable for both side, to find a compromise. I am willing to delete parts of articles they find it unreliable but they are deleting all of my edits. I have a feeling that i am speaking to a wall.

I think that they are biased towards subjects regarding Serbs in Kosovo and trying to impose some sort of censorship on matters not in their political agenda. I can not find any other reason for such behaviour.

I am retiring from Wikipedia starting right now because i am regarding this as harrasement and i do not need this level of stress in my life. Good bye Wikipedia! Shanticm (talk) 13:47, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

This user after breaching 3RR was warned by an admin not to engage in an edit-warring[5]. And instead of following the policy he made a personal attack against the admin and starting insulting all users in general.[6][7]. Personally, I don't intend to engage in any kind of personal agruments with him. For the record both Shanticm and kedadi were warned not to engage in edit-warring and while kedadi stopped, Shanticm continued. As you see there are no 5-6 reverts as the user is claiming.--— ZjarriRrethues — talk 16:13, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

CIO Association of Canada article deleted without explanation

Resolved: for now at least, username spamblocked. – ukexpat (talk) 00:32, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

CIO Association of Canada (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Our article was deleted April 1st by Bearcat - "not suitable as written". On March 21st after two previous submission attempts, the article had been successfully posted. There is no record in the deletion log as of today April 9th.

As we believe we complied with all the criteria, we need to know why our article was deleted so that we can make appropriate corrections.

Thank-you for your help.

CIOCAN (talk) 17:26, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I didn't see the article, so I can't give you a specific answer. One clear problem here is that you shouldn't really be creating articles about yourself, your company, group, association etc. This is a serious conflict of interest and strongly discouraged. When writing about something you are so closely connected to, it's very hard to abide by other policies, such as remaining neutral. Another issue may have been notability. Is there evidence that your association meets out notability guidelines? Has it had significant coverage in multiple independent reliable sources? Another big problem is your username. It goes against out username policy as it appears to represent a group of people and it is promotional.
Bearing all these things in mind, please take a look at our policies and guidelines before proceeding any further. Please change your username to something that is more appropriate (though remember that you still shouldn't be creating articles about your association). And finally, please remember that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a vehicle for advertising, a directory or anything else. For specifics on the article, you can contact Bearcat at his talkpage.--BelovedFreak 17:35, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Greensboro

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:26, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Under currently living / from Greensboro article, I noticed that for Joey Cheek, Brandon Haywood, Marques Douglas you stated that they attended James B. Dudley High School when in fact these persons GRADUATED from James B. Dudley High School. Please make the correction.


Carol Martin <email removed> —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.156.19.210 (talk) 17:59, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello. Do you mean the Greensboro, North Carolina article? As far as I can see, it says that Joey Cheek was born in Greensboro, but doesn't mention his schooling. Brandon Haywood doesn't seem to be mentioned, so maybe you mean a different article? It would be helpful if you could be more specific. Regardless, please feel free to make any necessary changes yourself. That's how Wikipedia works, everything is done by ordinary people just like you. I'm 100% sure what is wrong with saying they attended a certain high school anyway.--BelovedFreak 18:08, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

New query

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:27, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

To whom it may concern:

I have made numerous attempts to correct the user page to comply with Wikipedia policy.I am not a writer.Just want to get the information out in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:Jose(Cha-Cha)Jimenez

It is true that I have made attempts to connect this user essay to the Wikipedia Young Lords article.That is only because I am the founder of this group and because everyone else of importance to the group already has their links connected.My only concern is to give the public more information about the Young Lords origins.Can you assist me.This information is very important for the public. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.111.142.254 (talk) 16:07, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I have posted links about Wikipedia policies on your talk page. It seems that you need to read up on these before trying to create an article. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 16:32, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
For the record, I came across Young Lords with a link to User:Jose(Cha-Cha)Jimenez, making out that user is the person in question, which they may or may not be. The userpage was previously an article about said Jose, which I recently deleted in the hope it would prevent it being linked to, as you can see from the history of Young Lords, various different IP's having been adding the link for weeks--Jac16888Talk 01:01, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Repeat posting

I do not know how to sign nor don't know how to log into my account.I apologize for that.However an important article was deleted En.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:Jose(Cha-Cha)Jimenez

Can you help us as it contains pertinent information concerning Latinos in Chicago who were displaced.Several professors have already used the information in their classrooms.The information is part of a research project at De Paul university and interviews related to the subject matter are currently being archived at De Paul University's Richardson Library.The Chicago History Museum currently has an exhibition on display related to this subject matter(individual and Community of Lincoln Park).Their are several books,newspaper,radio and television articles including several Youtube Videos related to the same subject matter.Several of the members are on speaking tours at various universities.We have even recruited a couple of students to edit the information and for the last several months I have put many hours to try to comply with your policies.We are trying our best but just have not been able to convert it into an article.Please forgive us for being novices. We do appreciate that you have allowed the information for more than a year.But we do not understand why it is being deleted right now when there is more interest in the contents.

Requesting your assistance. Thank you, Jose Jimenez —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.115.229.73 (talk) 14:17, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes well, it looks like you are trying to spam link from various IP addresses, which is why your user page was deleted. Please take a look at the links on User talk:Jose(Cha-Cha)Jimenez to get some clues. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 15:47, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Adding UNIVERSES (Poetic Musical Theater Ensemble) to Wikipedia

Answered: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 12:28, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

I added a page in my contributions to wikipedia and would like to request that it be reviewed and added to the encyclopedia. How can I get this done? Please Help. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mredruiz (talkcontribs) 21:57, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I guess User:Mredruiz/UNIVERSES (Poetic Musical Theater Ensemble) is the page you mean. It is always helpful to post a link, if you expect to get responses. Ok, I took a quick look, if you want something more detailed try Wikipedia:Requests for feedback. Now your article doesn't follow the Wikipedia:Manual of style, which lays down standards for article layout. Please read that guidline to see how to improve it. You have references, which is good, but they aren't really laid out well. Wikipedia:Citing sources has more on this. There is definitely the beginnings of an interesting artcile there. Keep at it. I am going to place some useful links about editing and other matters on your talk page. I should warn you that as you appear to be creating an article about a subject with which uou are closely involved, you have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. This means that you must work very hard to write with a neutral point of view. At the moment, the article errs somehwat on the promotional side. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 22:51, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
As a regular feedbacker at Wikipedia:Requests for feedback I completely agree with Jezhotwells' comments. – ukexpat (talk) 00:29, 11 April 2010 (UTC)