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Animalparty, I wanted to make you aware that I responded to your comments on my Commons Talk Page. Thanks for the feedback and I look forward to getting this all straightened out!

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Hi, just a note on your review of Jeff Smith (poet). I know sometimes editors do not like tagging articles for speedy deletion (although this one is a clear WP:CSD#A7) but when you PROD an unsourced WP:BLP please use WP:BLPPROD rather than just WP:PROD. All biographies of living people require a citation to a reliable source and BLPPRODs can only be removed by adding a reliable source rather than simply on a whim like PRODs can. Thanks and have a good weekend! JbhTalk 15:09, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Walt McDougall[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ocepeia[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Walt McDougall[edit]

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Asian American Literature Fans[edit]

Hi AnimalParty,

Thanks for your warning. I didn't expect you reacted that fast. :-)

I'm sending you a goose family to join your party.:-) Please offer me some advice or some time and then I can improve the article.

To join the animal party

Thanks so much!

1001Bookworm (talk) 00:59, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

@1001Bookworm: Subjects on Wikipedia generally need to meet notability guidelines, (such as the general notability guideline, and see also the answer to life, the universe, and everything), to ensure that there already exists sufficient coverage of subjects in reliable, independent sources, such that Wikipedia, as a tertiary source, can remain reliable and verifiable, and free from original research and novel synthesis of ideas. Otherwise, self-promotion, advertising, subjects of fleeting or trivial interest, and non-encyclopedic material could easily run rampant. The discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Asian American Literature Fans will likely continue for at least 7 days, giving users a chance to weigh in. In order to demonstrate Asian American Literature Fans warrants a devoted article, evidence of notability must be provided. I note that very few if any of the reference actually mention "Asian American Literature Fans", so how could one even verify the true nature of the subject (despite claims to being a scholarly electronic journal, it appears to be a no more than a LiveJournal community, no matter who contributes). Mere existence does not equal notability. The most in-depth coverage of I have found is two brief tangential sentences in a review of Stephen Hong Sohn's book, stating only the website "has chronicled with remarkable capaciousness the explosion of Asian American literary production since 2007. It is an incredibly useful site, and one that I have used extensively." Should Sohn ever warrant his own article (see WP:BIO and WP:SCHOLAR for relevant notability guidelines), Asian American Literature Fans might plausibly redirect and be briefly mentioned. --Animalparty! ([[User talk::{{reply|#top|talk]]) 02:14, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
@AnimalParty: Thanks so much for taking the time to point out the weakness of my entry. I'll try to improve it. I viewed some entries such as and thought AALF should have an opportunity of being on Wikipedia. Your prompt response and professionalism are great appreciated. I'm sorry if I'm not in the right way to 'talk" to you by using "edit."

1001Bookworm (talk) 13:06, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

@AnimalParty: I've added some references and made some changes. Thanks!

1001Bookworm (talk) 14:55, 30 December 2016 (UTC)


Yeah, I missed that. I will make sure that I amend the errors made in the Tirathaba articles to species instead of genus. Also, mentioning described instead of discovered and using spaces in between sentences. Should I use spaces in between citations which come after fullstop and next sentence too? Also, your specification about my error is too appreciated.Adityavagarwal (talk) 07:18, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

@Adityavagarwal: In general there should be no space between a full stop and an inline citation, and no space between citations. There should be a space between the last citation and the first word of the next sentence, and always between a period and the following sentence. Cheers! --Animalparty! (talk) 19:41, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
Amended the errors so can you look at them?Adityavagarwal (talk) 21:19, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Hola, ya puse las referencias correspondientes para el articulo de Malaimagen. Agradeceria sacarlo de la lista de articulos candidatos para su eliminacion. Saludos--Sarmiento 007 (talk) 23:56, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Eileen Guppy[edit]

Hi, do you think this article has now been sufficiently revised and enough references have been added? Would it be appropriate to now remove the template message? --Thecrumble (talk) 14:09, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Mary Lou Jepsen profile[edit]

Thanks, AnimalParty ... I acknowledge to you as I have acknowledged in my proposed edits to Mary Lou's Wikipedia entry that I *do* have a conflict of interest. In each case I have offered only updates (she's moved on from Facebook, which fact became public and I cited this) and corrections (she was born in 1965 not 1964) and always made it clear who I am and what my relationship to MLJ is. If someone wants to clean up / edit / rewrite the profile, I'm happy with that. I just wanted it to be accurate: I was prompted to do this when an exec said the reason they'd not invited her to a meeting was that Wikipedia still showed her at Facebook, nearly 6 months after her departure was announced.

Meanwhile, grumble grumble ... when a while back I offered edits on GrooveShark's profile, where I had no conflict of interest (just an irrational liking for one of the musicians aggrieved by Grooveshark), my edits were repeatedly overwritten by someone who DID have a COI and my edits never stood and I gave up. end grumble — Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnconorryan (talkcontribs) 19:49, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Gedeon Richter[edit]

Hi, Animalparty, Can you help me in erase this titel, please? It redirects on Richter Gedeon Co. now, and I want to use this titel on Gedeon Richter (pharmacist). Thanks a lot. Voxfax (talk) 13:52, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

On Masaharu Kawakatsu[edit]

Hi, Animalparty! Kawakatsu is still living, indeed! I didn't notice that mistake. Thank you! Piter Keo 11:35, 1 February 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Piterkeo (talkcontribs)

Sources too Close to Subject[edit]

Quick question - around 1/2 of the SM&A page citations are on internal developments in the company (eg acqusitions) and were not published elsewhere, so the press releases were linked.. should I just delete the citations completely if they cause an issue? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Katecohee (talkcontribs) 01:20, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

@Katecohee: If material can only be found in press releases or other affiliated sources, then it is questionable whether it is worth including at all (otherwise articles tend to resemble official websites, which is promotional). Neutral point of view requires distinguishing between due and undue weight, and not overemphasizing details that have had proportionally little coverage. Material written or authorized by the subject/organization may be used in some cases (see WP:SELFSOURCE), but articles should not be based predominantly on news releases (which are promotional) or affiliated sources. Note that verifiability does not guarantee inclusion. Self-published material may also be construed as a primary source, and per policy (WP:PSTS), articles should be primarily based on secondary sources. Additional guidelines can be found at Non-independent sources. Cheers, --Animalparty! (talk) 01:46, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello Animalparty,
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Oliver Bowen[edit]

No birth/death dates that I can find anywhere. Wonder if Calgary Transit can help. - Westendgirl (talk) 19:23, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

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Question on authority[edit]

Hello! Since you reviewed one of my pages a while back and seem to know a lot about taxonomy and such, I came to you. The question is whether I can convert ampersands to "and" and add in Oxford commas to species authorities. Thanks! RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 16:22, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

@RileyBugz: I don't know if there's a standardized form for taxon authorities in regards to ampersands and commas. There are some standard differences between zoological and botanical nomenclature (e.g. plant authorities omit year and include subsequent authors), as described in Author citation (zoology) and Author citation (botany). I've seen both ampersands and "and" used on external sources (see [1] and [2] for Agononida), and anecdotally I believe ampersands are more common on Wikipedia (I'd recommend their use for conciseness anyway). I can't find previous discussion on relevant project talk pages, but the examples on Template:Taxobox include ampersands as well. This might be a good question to bring up at Template talk:Taxobox or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Animals. --Animalparty! (talk) 18:27, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
@RileyBugz: For further info on ampersands: the Manual of style states "Ampersands may be used with consistency and discretion where space is extremely limited (e.g. tables and infoboxes)". --Animalparty! (talk) 02:14, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Polysiphonia devoniensis[edit]

The matter is in hand, have only just started, will continue today or to-morrow.Osborne 14:25, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

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Animalparty, my name is Randy Singer (RA Singer) and I am the lead author on the manuscript revising Paracanthocobitis ( Would you kindly please stop removing the photographs I post to the Paracanthocobitis pages. I am posting my own images from the publication thata re valid identifications for the species. Also someone keeps posting a photo of a specimen to P. botia that is not P. botia. Thank you. - Randy (melanostomias)

melanostomias (talk)

@Melanostomias: Hi Randy, it looks like many of your photos were deleted from Commons after this deletion review. Although I left a notice on your Commons Talk page, please note the deletion requests (and deletions) were performed by other users and admins. When uploading content previously published under a non-free license, it is necessary to send proof of permission to OTRS, e.g. to prevent anonymous users from falsely claiming to be copyright holder. See Commons:OTRS for instructions, and you may request an undeletion of any incorrectly deleted files. I don't believe I have removed any Paracanthocobitis images from Wikipedia articles, and as to P. botia, the only image I see on Commons is File:Acanthocobitis botia.jpg. If this image is incorrectly identified, you can edit the description and request the file be moved to a new name. Or I can do it if you prefer. Cheers, --Animalparty! (talk) 01:46, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

On Sarah Vandella[edit]

I do not believe Sarah Vandella should be deleted. All information is properly referenced and there is no disrespectful content. I also believe this topic is suitable for a Wikipedia page and do not think it should be deleted

User talk:Cclark0 14:14, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

@Cclark0: Please post rationale on the Article Talk page by clicking the blue button "Contest this speedy deletion". See also previous Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sarah Vandella. --Animalparty! (talk) 19:21, 4 March 2017 (UTC)


I am very disappointed that you chose to delete my article on Processing Issues Earing Issues. It is a very serious disease and I myself was diagnosed as a kid. I am not sure how to bring back this article and hope that if you still have the ability to bring it back you should do so, because if not I will report you for what you did. I am truly disappointed with your rash decision and hope you fix the situation. Thanks, Dr Smith

@DrSmith472: If I was hasty, and this disease does exist, please provide one source that discusses it. I could not find any mention online of anything by the name "Processing Issues Earing Issues". Is something misspelled? Is this two conditions combined? "Earing" does not even seem to be a word. If this is not a made up condition, and you provide proof, I will gladly apologize and help build the article. Cheers, --Animalparty! (talk) 00:31, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

My reply and thanks[edit]

Hi Animalparty, Thanks for the explanation at the the Ethical Journalism article's talk page. I've posted a followup comment there. Just to let you know. Scott P. (talk) 02:14, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Morgan and Marvin Smith[edit]

I notice you're editing that right now, so you might be interested to note what I said at User_talk:Rjhassell#"historical_revisions".

Hope you understand, and all is well. Cheers, (talk) 02:47, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Luther D. Bradley[edit]

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Red squirrels in the Black Hills[edit]

Hello Animalparty, and thank you so much for your edits in the Calabrian black squirrel article. Regarding other squirrels, those living in the USA, I noticed that in the Black Hills article the term "red squirrels" links to red squirrel... but I think this is a mistake. I guess that the Wikipedian who whrote this line was talking about the American red squirrel (simply because "red squirrel" is a synonym of "Eurasian red squirrel", not found in the Americas). Please, tell me if, in your opinion, we should fix that link in Black Hills, changing the link from [[red squirrel]]s to [[American red squirrel]]s. Kintaro (talk) 11:07, 18 March 2017 (UTC)