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Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 19:15, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Sure. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them to me. Happy editing, Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:05, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Which page is it? I'm better with tables if I have a look. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:08, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I finished one table. I'm not scared anymore. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:14, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
How is that? Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I know that you will be a great editor and a great Wikipedian. If you ever need anything else, don't hesitate to ask. Happy editing, and cheers, Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:23, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I didn't see any text for that column when I put in the table. I'll go look again. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:26, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Forget the comment just above, now I see. I'll fix that. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:27, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Fixed. The colspan was 2... I had to change that to 1. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 00:30, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

William P. Hobby, Jr.: In one of your edit summaries, you said that you wanted to remove this article from stub classification. I think that it isn't a stub. It does need work though. Go ahead a remove the stub notice, if you'd like. Cheers, Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 04:36, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
WP:WARN. I've taken care of them. If it continues, add the second offence under "removing speedy deletion templates". After that, talk to an admin. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 19:25, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
If the page is still up, I'll look at the revision history, and see if under the circumstances I should warn them again. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 19:29, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I've contacted User:Master of Puppets, who is an admin. If he isn't in, then I suggest User:Chetblong. The chances of him not being in, are small. Basketball110 what famous people say ♣ 19:32, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Just out of interest, how many tag removers have you run into? Basketball110 will you sign? ♣ 03:12, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Hi there. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. If you can't type the tilde character, you should click on the signature button Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your name and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you! --SineBot (talk) 00:12, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

New page patrolling[edit]

Can you rephrase your question? It might just be that the coffee hasn't kicked in, but I don't quite understand it. Tanthalas39 (talk) 18:10, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

I am patrolling the new pages. There is supposedly an icon, button, or tab that can be selected when I finish the task. I cannot find such a button on any of the pages I have patrolled. --A little mollusk (talk) 18:12, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Oh, sure. Down in the bottom right of the page is a link in small font... Tanthalas39 (talk) 18:13, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

It must be so small as to be invisible! I'll keep looking and working. --A little mollusk (talk) 18:14, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Still do not see it. Can you or someone help, please? --A little mollusk (talk) 18:22, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

The exact position of seems to vary depending on the article in question, but it is generally located at the bottom right-hand corner of the page to be patrolled.
Example of new page patrol
Vivio TestarossaTalk Who 03:52, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the example. After a bit, I thought it might be a browser issue. I'll keep patrolling and try to find that dern link! Thanks again. A little mollusk (talk) 03:55, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

No need to sign here.

Just thought I'd point out, not that it makes a great deal of difference, there is no need to 'sign' edit summaries (which already show your details) with ~~~~. It only needs to be used on talk pages to identify you - apparently it's really really bad if you don't do this on talk pages. Pahari Sahib 19:56, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Don Baer[edit]

Thanks for your help on Don's article!! I was wondering if you wanted a substantial challenge? Josh.Pritchard.DBA (talk) 03:33, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Cleanup of this article: child development, specifically the behavior analysis area...check it out and let me know your thoughts! Josh.Pritchard.DBA (talk) 03:39, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Blue Buffalo[edit]

I was not finished editing the blue buffalo page...he is a character from the tv series Kikaida that aired for 3 years in the 1970s. It was very popular in hawaii, therefore Punahou schools named a mascot after the blue buffalo, who was kikaida's strongest opponent.

give me a little more time and i will get all the references and more information on the blue buffalo. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fencecastle (talkcontribs) 05:41, 3 March 2008 (UTC)


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Re:Milling Bio[edit]

Thanks for the heads up, but t has been deleted for the fourth time today and it should not be getting recreated as User:Bbrantley89 has been blocked. ~ LegoKontribsTalkM 05:21, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Third opinion project[edit]

Your request for a third opinion has been edited to comply with Wikipedia:Third opinion#How to list a dispute. If your entry as originally worded contained information vital to an understanding of the dispute, please add those details to Talk:Justin Chadwick where the dispute exists. Thanks. — Athaenara 21:18, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

I realized that and edited myself! A little mollusk (talk) 21:19, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
OK :-) — Athaenara 21:24, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for that fix on my userpage. I've changed it to footnote citations on William E. Roosevelt.--Michael WhiteT·C 05:06, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

You are more than welcome! It's great to see someone actually interested and proactive in adding citations *before* removing the tag. I do like that article and hope you will be able to expand it some as time allows. The Roosevelts were an interesting business-political dynasty. A little mollusk (talk) 05:08, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your efforts. I will also try to expand and document this. Pustelnik (talk) 12:10, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


Ah hah I did wonder whether I was right to nominate it but clearly then it was! Thanks. ♦Tangerines♦·Talk 02:15, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

I am relatively new to new page patrolling, so the cheek and persistent pluck of some contributors does amaze me! Thanks for your note. A little mollusk (talk) 02:17, 7 March 2008 (UTC) (p.s. i do fancy tangerines. :P )

Happy to have your concern but I am not attempting to promote anything that I just want to share some view and collection of studies with others. To be honest, I am not familiar with the function and editing tactic of wikipedia, I am trying to improve and add more reference. Please let chance for starter to start and have a more willing to share as well as peaceful world. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrspak1602 (talkcontribs) 02:20, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

I will learn about this[edit]

As I am a business student who may only have narrow knowledge of business concept and my talk may focus on business point of view. Before I think that reporting others' view is more general and convincing so I try to report others' view to explain this concept. May be this is a recent topic that my professor has just taught, so many of our students want to share this view. However, could you please tell me how to report other view in a more neutral way. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrspak1602 (talkcontribs) 02:51, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

To be more honest, part of our final year project is to share one's view through online platform. So, I must have to improve this page and make sure it is not to be deleted. Please teach me how to fulfill wikipedia regulation. This master degree is essential to me


asserting someone is the president of a major company is an assertion of notability and thus enough to prevent speedy, It is also advisable not to speedy articles within 1 minute of their creation when it seems that more information might well be added. and, it is necessary when placing a speedy tag on an article, to say so in the edit summary so admins & editors can identify it quickly. DGG (talk) 05:33, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Apologies. It's been a tough night in the trenches. Thank you for your comments. A little mollusk (talk) 05:36, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

I cant agree with DGG anymore that It is not a good way to speedy our so quick that do not leave room fot editor and other members to keep add edvience and work on their pages. This is really a huge barrier for starter to start and it seems that wikipedia is dominated by a group of players. I think it damage the orignal idea of "Sharing and build knowledge together" of wikipedia.

Again, please have a more willing to share and peaceful world.

Give others room to work hard for but not saying "disagree" at the very first beginning. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrspak1602 (talkcontribs) 08:53, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

To respond to your comment Mrspak1602, please read what many other people -- not just me -- wrote regarding your contribution. This is indeed a community. No one person makes a decision about adding a tag AND deleting an article. That isn't possible. It is a process that takes consensus.
I tried to work *with* the previous creator of the 1Stop page and I tried to help you by adding comments and direction for improvements. In that regard, I showed good faith to you and the previous poster of that topic. Good luck to you. A little mollusk (talk) 16:11, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello again[edit]

How is it going? Basketball110 will you sign? ♣ 16:15, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the pie! Read through the latest messages and that should answer your question! :P Although it doesn't capture the vandalism to a talk comment I'd left in which my signature was changed by a mature Wikipedian to A_little_mollusk is a [slur deleted]. And how's by you? A little mollusk (talk) 16:17, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Fine. I recently got my 6000th edit. How many edits do you have? And are you warning the template removers? Basketball110 will you sign? ♣ 16:28, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I will have to look. I think the edit count is at least 200, but I'm not really tracking that. I'm wanting what I do to be quality, not quantity. There are a couple of projects I have that I'd like to complete. That will take time. Until then ... someone has to patrol new pages, right? And I am indeed warning the template removers! Last night was teh crazee in that regard. A little mollusk (talk) 16:32, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed. Someone especially needs to patroll when Blofeld is creating new pages. He creates stubs of communes, and no one patrolls them, because there is no point (Blofeld never created nonsense or non notable pages). So, the bad pages created by others when Blofeld is creating sometimes slip through, or so I have observed. Basketball110 you gonna sign? 16:35, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
You might want to (nicely) suggest to those tag removers to test on the test wiki. I'm an admin there, and found that not much gets deleted. Basketball110 18:33, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Dear Mr. A. L. Mollusk,
You have been cordially invited to the Mr. Potato Head Cabal. Our goal is to be selected. Have a good day, Basketball110 00:22, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Then we'll make that one of our prioraties. Just think... "non-admins cutting vandalism from the source!" It would be great... with you. Basketball110 03:08, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
<blush>Why, thanks.</blush> A little mollusk (talk) 03:12, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Will you join? Also, what is it about that word (c**al) that makes you so nervous? Basketball110 03:13, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

It brings to mind a group of people seated at a table, waiting to pass ... well, now that I think about it ... speedy judgement. Ok. There y'be. Purpose for the group: speedy deletion of nonsense pages from creation! Voila! Viola! Cello! Bass! A little mollusk (talk) 03:18, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
That could be part of the purpose, but I would really like to keep it open to almost anything the majority agree on. But I'm all for the fighting vandalism bit. Basketball110 03:21, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Don't look at me! You're the Head Spud! A little mollusk (talk) 03:26, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Head Spud... I'll remember that... so you'll join? You've already been accepted, it's all up to you. Basketball110 03:27, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh dear! I'm flattered! I don't want to fall victim to the 'tater masher! I'll just veg and see what sprouts. A little mollusk (talk) 03:29, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you said. Basketball110 03:31, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
So I don't get squished, I think I'll veg (hang back) and see what happens! That's all! Too punny for my own good I suppose. A little mollusk (talk) 04:33, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

You got it! Basketball110 06:03, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Deletion discussion[edit]

OK, another editor told me I could remove them, so I did. As you can see in our discussion of this page and the related page I just created, I'll be adding a lot of information with reliable sources to back them up in the morning (or the afternoon, considering how late it is on the East Coast of the U.S.). Cheers. --WWB (talk) 07:41, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Really? I see a lot of people removing tags constantly. Perhaps it's just me, but it's just good form to leave any tags or notes on the page until someone else removes them. It's really nothing personal. You can also use the tag underconstruction (with the appropriate brackets) if you wish. It should be useful since you are planning to substantially add to the page in the coming days. Again, nothing personal. Just trying to make sure tags stay where they are needed. A little mollusk (talk) 07:53, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
As I told the other editor, this is the first time I've had a page I created proposed for deletion. While I have read the policies for contesting deletion proposals in the recent past, I fully concede I'm not well-versed in this subject. I'll use underconstruction in the future; I'd forgotten about it. Cheers, --WWB (talk) 08:09, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

R.P WESTON[edit]

Hi, not quite sure how to use Wikipedia, so sorry to be editing your page, but wanted to contact you about R.P Weston as I believe it was you that wrote on that page about the fact that he is your Great Uncle? I believe he was my Grandmother's Great Uncle too and wanted to find out if Maud was Maud Mason? She was my Grandfather's sister if so. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks (Divaishbehaviour (talk) 13:09, 28 July 2008 (UTC)) Divaishbehaviour

2 questions[edit]

Hi. What do you mean here? Are you refering to the prod which the original creator didn't make? Also you tagged this article with the {{citations}} template. The template translates as "no footnotes" which that article has. And in your edit summary you mention "reliable sources" which has nothing to so with the template. Best, --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 07:45, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

At the Busboys and Poets page, the prod was placed (not by me) with a request for citations, which I had placed. I saw that both were removed. (See more discusiosn on this page in the previous note.) The citations tag is used when -- "This article or section includes a list of references or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. You can improve this article by introducing more precise citations." --, and there are a list of references in both Busboys and Poets and Unstable Fables without any in-text citations in that article. Wikipedia does require verifiable, third party sources for all its articles. I trust this will clear the issue up. A little mollusk (talk) 07:53, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Unstable Fables does not have a list of references. All the references are in-line. I agree that the references might not be reliable sources but that has nothing to do with the tag that you placed on the article. The tag that you placed makes no mention of reliable sources. Best, --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 08:03, 9 March 2008 (UTC)


You're one of those users who gets things done, so I've got a proposition. WikiProject Dallas-Fort Worth is (I believe) inactive, even though someone took off the template. I would like some help "reviving" it. Would you be interested? Basketball110 20:57, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Certainly, but I'll have to step out on specific subjects should there happen to be any conflicts of interest. A little mollusk (talk) 21:00, 9 March 2008 (UTC) p.s. what needs doing?
Well, I have contacted many members about the inactivity, none responded other than User:Slakr, so that's Yes check.svg Done. I guess tagging, and if you look on the project page, you'll see there is a collaboration thing on the header. It is dated for 2006. We have to make a collaboration page (I've been doing a lot of that lately) and create a newsletter (even more). Also, invite people in. I'll get started on the newsletter. Basketball110 21:04, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Added myself to the list. I've done some work on White Rock Lake, but I'm certain there are other tasks. The list of defunct newspapers, for example, is woefully lacking. A little mollusk (talk) 21:06, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Strange question, but what colors do you think would fit Dallas-Fort Worth best? Basketball110 21:11, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
The colors of the city flag are red, white, and blue. I'd go with that, perhaps touches of gold as in the insignia. There are those Dr Pepper fans who would say Dallas is the color of a Dr Pepper can! :P Oh, and what happened to the Dallas stubs page??? A little mollusk (talk) 21:13, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but I don't know. Also, what do you think of this? I'm going to improve it. Basketball110 21:15, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Good start! I think the area around the photos should be white for the sake of contrast. A little mollusk (talk) 21:18, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
I'll fix that. After I do, would you deliver it? All you have to do is make a new section to each of the members' talk page, put a title and add {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Dallas-Fort Worth/Newsletter/March2008}} to it. Basketball110 21:31, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
OK, but I do need to grab lunch. It's getting late and I've been online all morning! A little mollusk (talk) 21:35, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Would you like to split the members? You do half, and I do half? Basketball110 21:36, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Perfect! I already started at the top of the list ... let's meet in the middle! A little mollusk (talk) 21:37, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

DFW Newsletter[edit]

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The Dallas-Fort Worth WikiProject Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 1 • March 9, 2008 • Written by Basketball110

Project news:


Featured Dallas-Fort Worth articles of the week:

Collaboration of the month
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This newsletter was delivered by Basketball110.
Looks like we're done. Basketball110 21:45, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Indeed. And I got a couple of banners added. Do you have a better tag that can be added to the start page? One that has info for both D-FW and Texas ?? I have been resorting to hunting around for useable banners/tags. Thanks! A little mollusk (talk) 21:47, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Not that I know of. Any way... Basketball110 21:49, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Any way... (cont.)[edit]

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I, Basketball110, hereby award you this barnstar for working so hard at "reviving" WikiProject Dallas-Fort Worth. Keep up the great work, Basketball110 21:50, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! And I just finished a short article about a missing business in Garland. Time to get ready for the week! A little mollusk (talk) 22:23, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Could you remind me tommorrow? It would really help a lot. Basketball110 04:00, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Dallas Country Club[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Dallas Country Club, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to have no meaningful content or history, and the text is unsalvageably incoherent. If the page you created was a test, please use the sandbox for any other experiments you would like to do. Feel free to leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions about this.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. TRAVELLINGCARIMy storyTell me yours 04:04, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Thomas Marsalis[edit]

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If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. скоморохъ 04:11, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Roll call[edit]

If you are actively involved in Wikipedia:WikiProject Dallas-Fort Worth, please add your name here. Basketball110 23:44, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Joe Bain[edit]

Dear little mollusk,

I have taken the liberty to remove your comment on in-text citations, because I thought it would really be a bit silly to put in footnotes that would all be referring to the same, reliable (no flagrant lies to be expected in an obit article), online document. All the main text is based on the obit, and the list of publications from the New School website. This was actually produced as a by-product of some editing I did on the article on Industrial economics, that totally missed the history and founding fathers of their subdicipline, including our Joe Bain. I am still looking out for additional biographical material, and I will then probably add notes to link specific bits of info to their sources. No offence intended! Thank you for taking care of the newly born! Robertsch55 (talk) 09:32, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. The in-text citations are really helpful, especially when there is more than one source. For most articles, it's best to try to come up with more than one source -- at least, that's the rule I impose on myself for my contributions. It's not always easy when there is only a little bit of information, but it is possible. Good luck. A little mollusk (talk) 18:24, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Henry S. Miller Company[edit]

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I have posted a response on the talk page, but there has been no direct objection provided on the talk page to indicate what the reason for the speedy delete nomination would be. It is a notable firm with a long history in the Dallas community that is nationally-ranked in its field. So, how is that not notable? Sources and full attribution of information is provided from verifiable third-party sources including area newspapers and The Texas Handbook I think it is not a speedy delete candidate. A little mollusk (talk) 01:29, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Dallas Fort Worth WikiProject[edit]

How is Category:Needed-Class Dallas-Fort Worth articles--that for the articles problem? I'm working on templates. Basketball110 01:11, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

As for the templates, they are right here. But you are right, the templates themselves need something... I'm not sure what though. Basketball110 01:14, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it is for the articles that are needed and to prevent all the AfD nominations. It seems to me, sort of as an aisde, thata someone from outside the Dallas area can't really judge the noteworthiness of a Dallas icon, unless there is some sort of national angle -- like Jerry Haynes being Gibby's dad or something along those lines. I mean, where is Highland Park Cafeteria, or even Ron Chapman? There is supposedly a list "articles needed" somewhere. I attempted to add Texie Waterman to an existing list, but there's nothing ON the list and the list doesn't show up.
There has to be a better way to make a list of needed articles. I keep running into red names, places, important landmarks and businesses that need to have something written about them. I know it's easier to make a list than to write articles, but I am trying to do both. And I have been trying to augment existing articles that could probably use a re-evaluation and fighting for articles that I am in the midst of writing. Perhaps I should just put the list on my own page. But how? Le sigh.
And thanks for looking into the templates issue.A little mollusk (talk) 01:38, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Dallas-Fort Worth/Requested Articles. I've created it, and all you have to do is add the pages. I'll find a place for a link on the project page, somewhere. Basketball110 01:52, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
I know! Guess what I'm doing. :P A little mollusk (talk) 01:55, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
    • Did you really want me to guess what you were doing at the moment? Basketball110 03:46, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Could you look over my changes at Wikipedia:WikiProject Dallas-Fort Worth/Header? I fixed it. Basketball110 01:58, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Sa-weeeet! Looks wonderful! Excellent job! A little mollusk (talk) 02:07, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
C'mon!! I was working on adding people to the list!! A little mollusk (talk) 18:57, 12 March 2008 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 12 March, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Vassily Vassilievich Andreyev, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Dark (talk) 10:24, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

...that chemist Ernest Beaux created Chanel No. 5 perfume?


Many thanks for your help saving the French Olympic boxer René Dubois! Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 09:24, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Double thanks![edit]

Re. that new Ernest Beaux article: That was pretty much just a fast rescue of the subject. Another user posted a nanostub under Ernst Beaux which was correctly tagged as a speedy, I did a quick Google, found the right spelling...and a red link at the Chanel No. 5 article. Anyway, all of the citations are from the external link I cited. Thanks for the help! Interesting subject apparently long overdue for an article. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 16:07, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I simply updated the tags. It needs citations. If you can add anything, it would be much appreciated. A little mollusk (talk) 17:23, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Actually, you did quite well...and you added the article on No. 22 as well! There's a lot of info on the guy, so expanding it shouldn't be a problem. I would never have even written this had it not been for the misspelled nanostub and the red link at the article on No. 5. It's kind of fun to break away from one's usual subjects. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 18:53, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

<blush>Thanks!</blush> It is indeed. Don't you find that Wikipedia brings out both your inner ADHD person as well as your inner geek? A little mollusk (talk) 18:55, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Mick Jagger[edit]

Specifically, more could be added to the sections regarding his time with The Rolling Stones, his personal life, political views (maybe a new section?), etc. It might be nice to mention his comment about how he would snort his dad's ashes. --Sharkface217 22:04, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

That was Keef, not Mick. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll work on it as I have the opportunity. A little mollusk (talk) 20:32, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
You seem to be pretty prolific when it comes to WP:AWC challenges. In the future, please inform me when you have completed a challenge, as I would hate to not award you the barnstars you are due. --Sharkface217 02:54, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
I have simply been looking for meaningful ways to help and the suggestions on your page provide me with a checklist when I don't have mine handy. Besides, I have more than my share of info at my immediate disposal when it comes to anything Stones related. Hope that I've been of some help. A little mollusk (talk) 14:45, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

1909 Alekhin[edit]

Hi just thought you should know that in the infobox for the above, where it has "alternative name", the source given leads to a site which states, "Minor Planet Designations. Due to circumstances beyond our control (disabling of scripts on the CF webserver), this script is off-line until further notice." and nothing more. Also the link that appears in the refs section needs expanding as at present nothing appears other than a number. A ref template could be used, which I would add but I have no idea where the source is located within the infobox. Have fun!♦Tangerines♦·Talk 00:59, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

This is a recent occurrence and one that would mean scores of sources would have to be changed. It appears the entire Harvard site is down. There is nothing linked on "Alternative Names," yet something is embedded and is showing up and why, I have no idea. I don't want to un-do all that work, yet it seems the only means of getting rid of that annoying thing, where ever it originated. What is a ref template? Isn't that what I used? A little mollusk (talk) 20:41, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Happy St. Patrick's Day![edit]

How are things going? Basketball110 Go Longhorns! 03:02, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
OK. Perhaps a little contentious in spots. Not much time lately. How's by you? A little mollusk (talk) 15:29, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Busy... going on a vacation in a few hours. Basketball110 Go Longhorns! 15:30, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Lucky, lucky, lucky! Safe travels! A little mollusk (talk) 15:31, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. Basketball110 Go Longhorns! 15:33, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Ross Ice Shelf "Point of no return"[edit]

I am sorry, but when I read point of no return it means a point from which you cannot go back, only forward. In the case of Antarctic explorers, almost all of those who went on to the Ice Shelf, returned safely; Amundsen returned, Shackleton returned twice, Scott returned the first time as did Wilson. So it was not a point of no return butr a starting point for a whole series of expeditions. Dabbler (talk) 15:08, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Actually, the point of no return is a point from which you must continue on your current course of action, often because it is impossible to go back or else expensive. Both of these were the case with each journey. Once these explorers were committed to the ice, they were on the ice. Being at the point of no return does not mean they will not return, but that it is a significant way point on a route, which Ross Ice Shelf was indeed. The phrase was chosen very carefully. A little mollusk (talk) 15:16, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
I am sorry but in the point of no return the phrase is defined quite clearly. "The point of no return is the point beyond which someone, or some group of people, must continue on their current course of action, either because turning back is physically impossible, or because to do so would be prohibitively expensive or dangerous. It is also used when the distance or effort required to get back would be greater than the remainder of the journey or task as yet undertaken."
At no time did any of the explorers "have" to continue as is demonstrated by Amundsen turning back after his first abortive attempt in September 1915, Scott, Wilson and Shackleton's turning back from their first attempt and Shackleton's turning back in his second attempt on the pole. In fact it can be argued that Shackleton reached his point of no return 85 miles from the Pole and returned because to continue forward would have been a disaster. A point of no return is the furthest distance along a journey, not the starting point. Nothing "irreversible" or "impossible" about their setting out on the Shelf.
Now if you are flying across the ocean with a sufficient but limited fuel supply, there will be a point where you cannot turn back because your fuel will run out before you can reach your home base, that is a true "point of no return". Dabbler (talk) 15:38, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

I respectfully disagree with your interpretation of that definition (to which you added something while I was attempting to respond). The point of no return can also be a significant way point, which this definitely was. It can also mean a particular, significant decision. Don't you think making the decision for a ship to be frozen in McMurdo Bay until the thaw is a point of no return? It most certainly is. I never stated at any time that they would not or could not return. Please read my previous message carefully. The term means it is a significant way point on a route. That is what the Ross Ice Shelf was for many explorers, not a starting point. They started in London or wherever. A little mollusk (talk) 15:53, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

I have no problem with your definition of a point of no return as a significant way point, but that is a position ON a journey, not the starting point of the journey. By definition, the starting point cannot be a point of no return unless its something like jumping out of an aircraft or passing through a door that locks behind you. Please read the definition and explain exactly how you can define a starting point for a surface journey as a point of no return within any normal understanding of the term. Sorry about the edit conflict, but it happens sometimes, learn to live with it. Dabbler (talk) 16:32, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Excuse me, but your comment "learn to live with it" is unwarranted. These explorers did not start their journeys to the South Pole from this point. They started in London, Norway, and other points. As such, the Ross Ice Shelf is a way point on the journey and not a starting point. I stand by that. I choose my words very carefully. A little mollusk (talk) 16:35, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

My "learn to live with it" referred specifically to your comment about Edit conflicts. When two people are editing a page, sometimes they both end up doing it at the same time. It can be frustrating but it is unavoidable. No matter how you choose your definition of starting point, the Ross Ice Shelf was not a point of no return in any meaning of the phrase. Their bases on the edges of the shelf were way points if you like, and the point of no return is a way point, but they are different types of way point. Dabbler (talk) 16:48, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Third Opinion[edit]

After reading the article and the discussion on this page along with point of no return, it sounds like not using point of no return would be more appropriate. Once the point of no return is reached, it is impossible to turn back. As the ice shelf prevented early explorers from sailing further south and it was the first point along their journey, it does not fit the definition. They could have easily said "nope don't want to go here" and easily turned back. Even if they had already left their boats, they could have still turned back, jumped right back in their boat and sailed away. Instead, a point of no return could be (for example) if there was an extremely large mountain to climb up, and they successfully climbed it and climbed down it the other way, but could now not make it back up for some reason, then the top could be considered the point of no return since once you go past it, you can't turn around. In this case, once you get to the ice shelf, you can still easily turn back around. So from what I read and the discussion on this page, it sounds like not using "point of know return" would be most appropriate. Mike6271 (talk) 23:31, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


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Bacon Salt[edit]

Why do you think the creator of Bacon Salt has a conflict of interest? Just curious.--Torchwood Who? (talk) 03:33, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Please note that the text in the conflict of interest banner says "may have" -- not has. My assessment is based on the fact that the links are to either the website of the product itself or to exclusively positive reviews with no neutral assessment. This certainly warrants another editor looking at the article, which is the purpose of such a tag. Thanks for your question. A little mollusk (talk) 03:38, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
I agree, but I actually added the two sources which went beyond the official site. I originally tagged it for speedy advertising until I stumbled upon those links so I just don't know if it's a fair tag in this case.--Torchwood Who? (talk) 06:25, 20 March 2008 (UTC)


I owe you a few barnstars for you work through WP:AWC.

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For improving Luc Besson and being a vital member of WP:AWC, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this barnstar. Keep up the good work! --Sharkface217 02:38, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

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For improving several articles over at WP:AWC, but especially Mick Jagger, I, Sharkface217, hereby award you this barnstar. Thank you for all you hard work.Sharkface217 02:38, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

I look forward to collaborating with you in the future. Thanks for all the hard work so far and for making the Awards Center a more lively place. --Sharkface217 02:38, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much indeed. I'm happy to be making contributions that are appreciated. A little mollusk (talk) 14:47, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Stevie Hall Ryan[edit]

You asked, Do characters -- in whatever media -- get their own pages? We have a guideline about this at WP:FICT. In this particular case, I tend to think the character's page is going to be deleted due to minimal content and context in her article. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 04:56, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointer. I've dealt more with biography than anything else thus far. As mentioned, I did think this was a second time that someone attempted to create a page on this topic. Until I get more conversant with the fiction guidelines, I'll stick to what I do know. Many thanks again! A little mollusk (talk) 05:01, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Antarctic stubs[edit]

Consider yourself poked. I really know very little on the subject apart from what's in those stubs. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 13:05, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Andrea White[edit]

Please look over Andrea White again. I think it has enough resources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Obaidz96 (talkcontribs) 23:27, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I'll leave it there for the time being, especially seeing as it needs to be expanded with citations from magazines or newspapers. A little mollusk (talk) 16:46, 26 March 2008 (UTC)


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WP:DFW Newsletter?[edit]

Are you going to write April's newsletter? Basketball110 16:25, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't know how to create one. I merely distributed your newsletter last month. I don't know anything about creating it and I don't have the time I would like at this moment to learn by trial-and-error. If you would like, I could learn more, but not right now. A little mollusk (talk) 16:11, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
I think the template is still there. All you have to do is remove the old news and put in the new. Then, I'll put it in an archive, and contact User:Newsletterbot. B110 communicate (that means talk) 16:16, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
How are things going? Basketball110 pick away... 01:48, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Awards Center Newsletter[edit]

I'm pleased to announce that the Awards Center will be getting its own newsletter shortly. If you want to receive the WP:AWC newsletter, please put your name here. --Sharkface217 19:46, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Violin Concerto (Khachaturian)[edit]

I've tidied the article up somewhat. The musical analysis is still very programme notes-esque and will need some references. I will try and dig up more historical facts for the piece as well as standard information such as instrumentation and maybe a limited discography.

However infobox will probably not happen as per Wikipedia:WikiProject Classical music/Compositions task force#Infobox. Centyreplycontribs – 02:00, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Penaz Masani[edit]

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Tags on Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall[edit]

Could you reevaluate the "wikify" and "expand" tags on the article? As for wikifying, I believe it is reasonably complete; as for expansion, it could still be expanded, but that's about it unless new sources come in... Thanks! GregorB (talk) 12:04, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors wanted in Troy, Alabama[edit]

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