Talk:John J. Donovan

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Outside Interference with Article[edit]

Apparently, the IP address,, is used by someone connected to Donovan or Donovan himself. It is a source of modified editing that tones down the more accurate contributions of other editors... In particular, this editor attempts to steer the point-of-view of the article to make the subject more favorable in contrast with public news reports cited within the article. This interference has been noted by another editor who posted the warning templates at the head of the article... Stevenmitchell (talk) 14:30, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your remarks. If you have any suggestions for me and can help me to be presented in an honest and encyclopedic (not journalistic) manner, that would be much appreciated, and I would be happy to learn more about how this is done in the Wikipedia community. JJD-MIT (talk) 14:31, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

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I'm working on cleaning up the blacklisted sources. Jppcap (talk) 21:09, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

I cleanup the blacklisted sources. The material was still supported by other sources. I left the other tags, I'm revisiting the article. Jppcap (talk) 21:19, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
The informationweek source was moved and re-introduced BLP. Source does not support text. Jppcap (talk) 22:54, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Dates in infobox[edit]

As of now, the infobox dates for spouses imply bigamy, which I doubt was the case. Reify-tech (talk) 04:55, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Multiple problems with article[edit]

As of now, the article has a fulsome semi-adulatory tone which does not conform to Wikipedia standards for biographies. The lead/intro section does not meet standards for MOS:LEAD sections. Full bibliographic information is lacking, including ISBNs, and many of the references need to be expanded and formatted properly; please see Help:Referencing for beginners and look at a well-referenced article such as Eadweard Muybridge for examples. There are also numerous minor formatting and editorial problems. Major contributors to this article are strongly encouraged to read the relevant Wikipedia guidelines.

The entire article needs restructuring, probably in a chronological framework. As it stands now, the article is a mishmash of assorted credits and accomplishments in a random and unorganized mix of present and past, and resembles a rehashed resume rather than a coherent biography. I can help with general copyediting, but don't have the detailed specialized knowledge that some contributors to this article seem to possess. Reify-tech (talk) 06:01, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Reify-tech. Please note above that I want to be transparent here. I have reverted some of the previous edits and wanted to request that your review the changes I have made in light of your helpful remarks. I would also covet your input on how best to avoid conflicts of interest and foster an objective conversation. Warm regards, JJD-MIT (talk) 14:32, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
@Reify-tech:Greetings, I just wanted to ensure that the above has been received, and hope we can initiate a dialogue on this topic. Regards, JJD-MIT (talk) 17:17, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Please read the various Wikipedia editing guidelines linked above, for an overview of the house style and standards, and then we can discuss specifics based on a common baseline model. Also, it may be helpful to read some other GA or FA rated Wikipedia biographies of notable people, to get a better idea of what kinds of biographical articles have earned wide approval. Another key guideline is the WP:COI policy, which you should read at least twice, separated by several days. Reify-tech (talk) 20:48, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

I updated the article with some new information about his most recent indictment. However, I was unable to find any references to the lifetime stay away order from 2009 cited earlier in the article. I searched the web and Massachusetts court documents, but could not find the orders. Dtaw2001 (talk) 15:49, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

3O request[edit]

Unfortunately, as there has been no discussion on the Talk page (or elsewhere, that I can see) it is not possible to provide a third opinion as requested. You may wish to raise the issue at WP:COIN, if I understand the nature of the issue correctly. Anaxial (talk) 20:05, 21 November 2016 (UTC)