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Activist (talk) 17:13, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Steve Beshear[edit]

Hi. I am gong through Good Articles with cleanup tags on them. I see you did good work getting Steve Beshear to good article status. There is a tag asking for the article to be updated. I was hoping you could look into it and see what needs doing. AIRcorn (talk) 01:26, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

@Aircorn: Thanks for your interest in this article. It does need to be updated; detailed coverage only extends to 2011, which reflects the time I got the article promoted to GA. There's a little about his poorly regarded response to President Trump's address to Congress in 2017, but little else post-2011. As with all politicians of a recent vintage, it's tough to keep the article updated, as there are few summative sources. It kind of has to be cobbled together from contemporary newspaper articles, of which there are literally thousands for just the period that is not covered in the article. Once upon a time, I was able to do that kind of work all by myself, but due to "real life", this is no longer the case. If I could find a willing collaborator, I could probably find some time to help with updates. Otherwise, it is likely that the article will have to be de-listed. I hate to lose good topic status for Governors of Kentucky, but I can't continue maintaining such a huge topic by myself. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 15:51, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
I understand. Unfortunately I live nearly as far away from Kentucky as you can get so have little interest in the area myself. I am not rushing to delist these, just giving a few prods in case someone wants to fix them up. AIRcorn (talk) 07:52, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Augustus Owsley Stanley scheduled for TFA[edit]

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Happy Chandler selected as TFA for June 15, 2018[edit]

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Richard M. Johnson[edit]

We discussed him a couple of years ago and I think I'd like to move ahead with him, and that the question of whether Rumpsey Dumpsey shot Tecumsey can be managed: he never claimed to have, he said he shot a handsome Indian and did not stop to ask his name, and the whole issue seems to have been discussed in great detail in his lifetime. I'm working on accumulating sources, there's a 1930s bio and at least two recent dissertations (last 20 years) that I can send you if you'd like to work together.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:29, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@Wehwalt: Although it's been a good while since I looked at this article, I would still be interested in having a look at your sources and seeing what we can come up with. I can't promise how much help I will be, as I have much less time to edit these days than I did when I was working on that article, but I'd like to try. Thanks for reaching out. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 13:57, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Can you send me an email? I can send two of them as attachments. The 1932 biography is available from HathiTrust, possibly you can download it on your own.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:12, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

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Admins and policy[edit]

If you cannot follow policy on an issue in WP, I suggest you a) stay away from that topic or b) give up your bit. Pursuing a line that directly conflicts with policy as someone who is an admin (not using the bit, but as an editor who is also an admin), is unsustainable. That is all I have to say on the matter. Jytdog (talk) 16:26, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

And noting this reference to you, attempting to defend policy violating behavior by citing your "support" on the content issue. Please consider what you are doing. Jytdog (talk) 16:37, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Again, if you can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the community that I have not followed policy, please do so. Just because you contend that I have not does not make it so. As for 1990'sguy's reference to me, I have no control over that. I don't feel that it strengthens his argument, but that's for him to decide. I will not cease advocating for changes that I believe improve the quality of the encyclopedia simply to avoid this kind of reference. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 16:55, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. You will do as you will. Jytdog (talk) 17:01, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Charles Scott (governor) scheduled for TFA[edit]

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Thank you for the governor with a military career! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:52, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

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Poplar Flat KY welcomes you[edit]

She is blue nowCoal town guy talk 00:14, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

@Coal town guy: You da man. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 13:15, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to provide consultancy[edit]

Hi Acdixon,

I'm inviting admins to join our team at parli.co providing advice on how to build and manage a collaborative website. Parli.co is an emerging project aiming at building a sort of Wikipedia of arguments around controversial topics (more info here). Part of our budget will be destined to such consultancy work, and we think we could benefit from the experience of Wikipedia janitors and admins. Feel free to message me back with interest and questions. --isacdaavid 23:04, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

BLP vio / vandalism edit[edit]

Hello Acdixon, is there any way you or someone else can take action against this editor for this edit? At the least, hiding the edit might be a good idea (though I don't know the exact policy for when it's appropriate). --1990'sguy (talk) 04:01, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

@1990'sguy: I was out of town, but I just looked at this, and the edit is surely a BLP violation, so I've hidden it. Since it was a drive-by edit by a barely active editor, I'm going to hold off on anything else. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 17:47, 15 October 2018 (UTC)


Review page (Jesus)[edit]

Hello Acdixon. Please excuse me if I am doing something improper, as I am new to Wikipedia. I am contacting you because as a believer thet "Jesus as personal Savior", you might be interested in the following contents. I have created the page Draft:Pierre_Jovanovic nearly 2 months ago, and I am waiting for a review. Could you please consider having a look at it ? And again, please excuse me if my request is improper. I am learning the ropes. Best regards. Micha Jo (talk) 17:32, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

@Micha Jo: As many of the sources are in French – which I decidedly do not speak – I do not believe I can help with this request. Sorry. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 19:12, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. Kind regards. Micha Jo (talk) 19:31, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

WT:TFA[edit]

Hi AC, been a while, hope you're well. This is very trivial, but I'd like to ask your permission to include the following sentence in a list of examples I'm about to post at WT:TFA: "Charles Scott (April 1739 – October 22, 1813) was an 18th-century American soldier who was elected the fourth governor of Kentucky in 1808". The question is whether "18th-century" is redundant under Main Page stardards (it's fine in the article). I want to include this sentence in the list because the TFA mistake with this one was largely mine. - Dank (push to talk) 21:44, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

@Dank: Nice to see you again. Other than being a lot less active on WP than I used to be, I am well. Regarding your request, if all you need is my permission, you certainly have it. I didn't even realize this ran afoul of main page standards. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 16:32, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Main Page standards are very much an erratically moving target, like ducks on crack. Thus the discussion. Thanks! - Dank (push to talk) 16:34, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
@Dank: "like ducks on crack" just became my new favorite simile! Acdixon (talk · contribs) 16:36, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

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Need Some Help[edit]

Hi ::@Acdixon: I am sorry for disturbing you. I was hoping If you could help me out with wikiedu.org. Will that be possible. If not can you recommend an Instructor who could help me. (Purplecart (talk) 10:27, 28 November 2018 (UTC))

@Purplecart: I am not familiar enough with that project to help at this time, although I would really like to. I think connecting higher education and Wikipedia is a great goal with lots of potential. You're always free to drop any specific questions on my talk page. As for someone who might be able to help, you might drop a note to ElKevbo (talk · contribs). I see him around a lot of higher education articles on my watchlist. No promises, but he's the first one that came to mind. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 14:21, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you ::@Acdixon:. Means really a lot to me, was trying to get a lead since a week and I finally have some hope. Thank you so much. Means a lot. (Purplecart (talk) 14:34, 28 November 2018 (UTC))

Political career of John C. Breckinridge scheduled for TFA[edit]

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Thank you for the detailed article, and happy 2019! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:57, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Happy Saturnalia[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:47, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Austral season's greetings[edit]

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Tuck into this! We've made about three of these in the last few days for various festivities. Supermarkets are stuffed with cheap berries. Season's greetings! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 22:40, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Ruby Laffoon and Arthur T McCormack[edit]

You helped me a few years ago when I was writing my article on Joseph Nathaniel McCormack. I am now researching his son, Arthur, in order to expand that article. I have discovered information that is not in any of the Klotter, Harrison, Blakey books. For example, Laffoon appointed Arthur to meet with Harry Hopkins several times to plead for RFC funds and took Arthur with him when he visited FDR, Barkley, Farley etc in 1933. When the Social Security Act was passed, Laffoon named Arthur to head the Social Security Advisory Commission and draft legislation necessary for Kentucky to be eligible for SS funds. I no longer live in Kentucky and could really use a sounding board to discuss these discoveries. Would you be willing to email me at drvalsummers at gmail? I'm afraid I've forgotten the etiquette of User Talk and hope you'll forgive me if this is inappropriate contact. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drvalsummers (talkcontribs) 23:05, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

@Drvalsummers: Sorry for the delay. I would be glad to be of help, if I can. Please check your email. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 16:57, 7 January 2019 (UTC)