User talk:Alden Loveshade

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Wikipedia strike[edit]

I hope the strike/blackout worked to stop SOPA and PIPA. My associates and I striked with our sites as well. Alden Loveshade (talk) 06:12, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

What did you think about the deletion notice you received?[edit]

Hi Alden Loveshade,

In November you received a message about either "Nomination for deletion" or "Proposed deletion" of an article you created. I'd like to ask you a few quick questions:

  1. Was the message helpful? Were the instructions clear and easy to follow?
  2. If not, how do you think the message could be improved?
  3. What do you think about the deletion process in general? Do you understand how to contest a deletion?

You can feel free to answer on my talk page or send me your response by email (mpinchuk@wikimedia.org). (I won't quote you or link your answers to your username if you don't feel comfortable with that.) Your feedback is incredibly useful for improving the content of deletion notifications, so please take a minute to think about and answer these questions. Thank you! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 20:39, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 25[edit]

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Gee, for a bot you're pretty smart. I'll go fix it. Alden Loveshade (talk) 17:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

S. John Ross[edit]

Actually, that shouldn't be a problem at all, and you didn't do anything wrong. Since your version is substantially different from the one I have saved in Draft space, I think it will be fine to just merge what I have into your page. I will do that momentarily. BOZ (talk) 05:29, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

It took a bit of work, but it looks like everything with the various S. John Ross pages is in order now. :) Since you did a pretty good job with the game designer article, if you have anything to add to any of the articles on this list page, we may be able to get some of them back into article space.  :) BOZ (talk) 13:17, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for adding the info and fixing the things I didn't know how to fix! I see some people in your drafts list I'm familiar with that in my opinion deserve their own article. I'll check them out as I have time. Alden Loveshade (talk) 16:52, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
I felt that you were acting in good faith and did some good work with the article, so I didn't mind fixing it up. However, in the future, the thing you want to do when moving a page to a new title is to use the "Move" feature; if you aren't sure how to do that, someone can help you. We use the move feature instead of copying and pasting the content on a new page, because that allows us to keep the attribution information (who else edited the article and when) intact. BOZ (talk) 18:30, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've helped with a few wikis, and their rules are all different so sometimes I don't remember which is which. Next time I'll do a move. Alden Loveshade (talk) 18:52, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
As for the draft pages, you can feel free to work on them in any reasonable way possible. Some need a lot of work, but some are not too far from being ready for publication. If you can add more reliable sources to any of them, it would be greatly appreciated. BOZ (talk) 18:30, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the help and advice! Alden Loveshade (talk) 18:52, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
No problem! Which ones in particular do you think you might have something to add? I'm definitely excited to get them into article space.  :) Did you know that Rick Loomis was sent to AFD after I restored and worked on it? It was Kept because we found even more on him, but the last thing I want to see is any of these drafts get deleted again. A lot of them were previously deleted articles, and the others are drafts that have never been articles (yet). BOZ (talk) 20:43, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Rick Loomis? Really; glad it was kept. Actually, I did the S. John article because I've been a fan of his for several years and noticed he didn't nave an article here. I may be adding more sources to it soon. I should confess that we got to know each other, at least by email (he actually contacted me first).
Unfortunately, my writing time at Wikipedia is necessarily limited--right now I'm editing two books, working on an article, etc. But I know (and own) some of Steven R. Marsh's work, so that would probably be the next thing I'd tackle on the drafts list. Obviously you know better than me, but it looks to me like Draft:Stephen R. Marsh is pretty close to being an article if it has sufficient and "worthy" references. Alden Loveshade (talk) 04:42, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Wait; just realized there are two different prominent Steve Marsh's in roleplaying land. I'm going to have to figure out who is who. Alden Loveshade (talk) 04:53, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
No rush at all! I imagine these pages will all be here for months or longer. Yes, that is something interesting about the two Marshes. It started off with this mess and I had to sort them out; fortunately someone else wrote another draft for one of them so that helped. Steven R. Marsh is the one who worked for TSR, and the "other guy" worked for Steve Jackson Games - hope that helps! BOZ (talk) 13:18, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Another user helped me out with Stephen R. Marsh to get it back into article space - although anything you can add there would be terriffic as well. :) BOZ (talk) 19:37, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks; I'll check it out when I can. Alden Loveshade (talk) 21:49, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

David A. Trampier could use some help. :( BOZ (talk) 15:22, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Wow; I've been dealing with both finalizing the Ace of Hearts for the Flying Buffalo Origins Famous Game Designers Deck and dealing with some family emergencies, so haven't checked in here and didn't even know he had passed away. His cover for the AD&D Players Handbook is an iconic gaming image, one that has stuck in my mind for many years. But it looks like the article has already gotten some updates. Alden Loveshade (talk) 21:06, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Tramp's article is indeed in better shape. Anywhere you can help out is great. :) BOZ (talk) 03:02, 8 April 2014 (UTC)