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Quality watch:

Landing ship, infantry[edit]

Does this topic fall under your project? I notice that it lists the RAN as an operator. -- 65.94.43.89 (talk) 03:02, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

I would say no to tagging for this article (which reflects the concept as a whole), but note that individual LSI ships operated by the Royal Australian Navy (such as HMAS Manoora (F48)), are tagged for WP:Aus. -- saberwyn 07:10, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Record Sales certification CFD discussions[edit]

A number of categories relating to sales certifications by ARIA have been listed for deletion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_May_9#Category:Singles_certified_by_the_Australian_Recording_Industry_Association. Participation from those in the know would be most helpful. Lankiveil (speak to me) 12:46, 12 May 2015 (UTC).

AfC submission[edit]

Draft:James Frederick Porter. Care to comment? Thanks, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 23:53, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

  • really 6 sources, 5 different authors published between 1963 and 2010.. subject meets WP:N, WP:V and WP:RS so unless you think the creator has a WP:COI be WP:BOLD Gnangarra 01:17, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
  • The first is a bit of a point of view that may or not be more suitably merged to the river(s) articles, second accepted, but needs cleanup, and the third knocked back to look for suitable references. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:14, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Redland City[edit]

Would it be possible to get Redland City protected from the current edit warring? The article has been used as a bit of a soapbox and its now causing disruption. Cleveland, Queensland has also been padded with details on the development of Toondah Harbour. - Shiftchange (talk) 06:01, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

One of the accounts concerned has now been blocked and it looks like they're not coming back, so I figure that protection is not necessary at this point. Lankiveil (speak to me) 09:59, 16 May 2015 (UTC).

Notability question[edit]

Could someone here tell me whether a "lifelong citizen award in the Australia Day honours" would be enough to make somebody notable? Thanks! --Randykitty (talk) 14:46, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

It depends what specific Australia day honour they received. The Drover's Wife (talk) 16:43, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
"Lifelong citizen award" is the only specification given... Looking closer at the source, I have the impression that this is a purely local thing, not a real Australia Day Honours. --Randykitty (talk) 17:03, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it looks to be a Shire of Leeton award. Definitely not enough to make somebody notable on their own! The Drover's Wife (talk) 02:58, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --Randykitty (talk) 05:39, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Not sure it is the same person anyway - This source has him living on the family farm in Leeton, NSW not growing up in Colac, Vic (1,000+ km away). -- Mattinbgn (talk) 05:50, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Notable actor?[edit]

Draft:Edward Howell (actor). FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:32, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is basically the source for Australian biography: it's a peer-reviewed acknowledgement of notability and anyone who has an entry is way over the bar of WP:GNG. However, it does need to actually link to his article. The Drover's Wife (talk) 15:35, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I have declined this, due to lack of references. But anyone is free to add references and take it to mainspace. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:34, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
@Graeme Bartlett: - but it was referenced to the ADB. It wasn't well-cited according to Wikipedia standards, but it had an incredibly solid reference and a very strong claim to notability. I don't think that was helpful. The Drover's Wife (talk) 09:44, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
As I said, anyone is free to improve this or reverse my rejection and accept it. I did not reject this based on non-notability, just lacking enough references. At AFC this is much better than most contributions, but referencing is too poor to pass. BTW the URL is this: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/howell-edward-welsford-teddy-12660. Two of the four references there may be suitable if anyone has access. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:27, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
I've added another reference, some categories and an infobox, Graeme, and I think it's ready for mainspace now (though it does need a copy edit), but I'm not sure how to publish it. Would you mind doing the honours, if you think it's ready? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 12:58, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the improvements, I have published it. If you have not enabled the gadget and joined up with WP:AFC there is always the "move" button and edit to clean it up. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:42, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Graeme. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 23:20, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Request verification for paywalled news article[edit]

Does anyone have access to the paywalled section of The (Adelaide) Advertiser's news website, specifically this article? I want to verify this edit made to Hobart-class destroyer, because I think it is incorrect, or at least misinterpreted: a 3-year blowout on a defence project already 2+ years behind schedule should have more of the media screaming, and four years to fit out a ship launching this month is insanely excessive. If anyone could doublecheck the article, or even better, send me a copy of the text, I would greatly appreciate it. -- saberwyn 00:16, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

@Saberwyn: In my news database the article is titled "Getting up close with our first mega warship", but yes, it says "The Hobart is scheduled to be handed to the navy in Mar-ch 2019, while delivery for the other two ships, Brisbane and Sydney, is yet to be finalised."[1] The Australian says "it will not be delivered until June 2017 at the earliest"[2] --99of9 (talk) 01:01, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  1. ^ STARICK, P. (2015, May 21). Getting up close with our first mega warship. The Advertiser Retrieved from [1]
  2. ^ Sheridan, G. (2015, May 22). Warships cost blows out to $9bn. The Australian Retrieved from [2]
you can often bypass the individual masthead's paywalls by replacing the specific paper's url with "news.com.au", ie http://www.news.com.au/national/first-look-aboard-adelaide-built-air-warfare-destroyer-the-hobart/story-e6frfkp9-1227361994484. Bizarre, isn't it. The-Pope (talk) 03:09, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Or just google the story name. Tony (talk) 03:32, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the assistance, everyone. -- saberwyn 07:07, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Advance Australia not-so-Fair[edit]

I note that Advance Australia Fair is rated as Start-Class, Mid-importance. Really? When I look at the article it seems better than that. If it is not C-Class in its current form, surely it would only take a bit of a push to get it over the line. I know that many of the members of this project are patriotic to our country. I haven't assessed the article myself because I'm not a member, and it's important to form a community view of an important Australian symbol. If you would like me to assess the article I can, but I haven't got time to improve it. Your thoughts, please. CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 00:40, 23 May 2015 (UTC)