User talk:Anne Delong

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Anne Delong.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

New Page Review needs your help[edit]

Hi Anne Delong,

As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

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January 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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Air (1971 album)[edit]

Hi Anne. Was your objection that the quote was a) wrongly attributed to juno.co.uk, b) purely promotional material from the record company, c) something else? There's not a great deal about this album in the press and I thought that the quote was usefully descriptive. Many thanks. Regards. Martinevans123 (talk) 09:36, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Martinevans123. It's a violation of copyright laws to copy text from a published source into Wikipedia. Even if this was an actual review from an established journalist or music critic, it couldn't be added in its entirety. I was in the middle of some work related to another band called Air, so I didn't deal with the other problems that this article has. You hit the problem on the head - there's not much to be found about the band or the album to help it pass WP:NALBUM. —Anne Delong (talk) 16:01, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Really? It was a quote, in a blockquote and fully attributed? I've seen thousands of review quotes for songs and albums all over Wikipedia. But it seems you are very keen to delete this article, so trimming it down as much as possible must suit your purposes? Or have you, like me, searched for more material? Regards. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:42, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Martinevans123, if there is a long article, or a book chapter, written about a topic, it's acceptable to quote a small portion of it with attribution, I suppose because interested readers can go the original source to read the rest. Quoting a whole review or other document is a no-no. Wikipedia:Quotations#Copyrighted material and fair use says "The copied material should not comprise a substantial portion of the work being quoted". Even if this was my favourite album I would still have deleted the quote. Copyright law is complicated, though, so if you feel that I am wrong about this, you can ask the experts at Wikipedia talk:Copyright problems, and I will accept their take on it.
No, I haven't looked for better sources; that's why I haven't tagged it. I would never suggest deleting an article that could just be improved to meet the standards. HERE's a list of draft articles that were tagged for deletion before I rescued them. I have had only a short time to work on Wikipedia today, between band practice, family stuff and getting ready to play for folk dancers this evening, but I hope to have a good look tomorrow.—Anne Delong (talk) 22:58, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
I see. That sounds logically unavoidable then. I must admit I had thought that rule was for more substantial works, not for "a entire review" that's a single sentence and that amounts to little more than "sleeve notes". A great shame, as I think that small article benefitted greatly from a short stylistic description. Perhaps we can chop the sentence in half? Except I suspect you'd tell me that 50% would also be a "substantial portion". What percentage of those words would make it less than substantial, I wonder? I'd be interested to know what your favourite album is, and if its article has the luxury of being able to quote unsubstantial portions of large reviews. That would be lucky, wouldn't it. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:38, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay, Martinevans123, I spent some time this evening on the Air article and I found several items online. I added them as references, got rid of the record store reference, and moved the label and discogs ones to External links, since they are not independent. I hope you find this to be an improvement. The Japanese reference is really just a guy creating an online list of the albums he owns, so it's a poor reference for notability but at least we know who he is, so it's better than discogs. (I asked at WikiProject Japan.)
About my favourite album: The one I like best was made years ago by a local band that likely will never have a Wikipedia article, and while still performing, doesn't have any of the same members who played on the album. Three I have enjoyed over the years are Famous Blue Raincoat, Who Knows Where the Time Goes and Will the Circle be Unbroken. None of the articles appear to have problems with quotes, but all could use some better references.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:27, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay, Anne Delong. Time well spent I think and an improvement I'm sure. Many thanks. Those albums are new to me, but all great performers. Am a big fan of the title track writer. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:22, 24 January 2017 (UTC) p.s. surprised we have no article for Haig Adishian.
Sadly, most of the online sources just say "cover design by..." I did find two with a little more: this and this. I added a sentence about him to those two articles. I thought of making a short section in the Atlantic Records article, but it's too long already. Maybe more material will show up with time as old magazines are scanned.—Anne Delong (talk) 14:39, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, tantalisingly few sources. Obviously not as notable as English company Hipgnosis, but still notable, I would have thought. Did he only work for Atlantic? 183 credits at discogs, all mainly Atlantic or derivatives? He gets only two mentions in Storm Thorgerson's Classic Album Covers of the 60s. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:53, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User:Paulduller/sandbox[edit]

A tag has been placed on User:Paulduller/sandbox requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section U5 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to consist of writings, information, discussions, and/or activities not closely related to Wikipedia's goals. Please note that Wikipedia is not a free Web hosting service. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such pages may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Chrissymad ❯❯❯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 15:04, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Chrissymad. Because of a flaw in the page attribution process, I have been notified of this deletion when it is actually a page created by another user, moved to another namespace, and then recreated. Please notify the user whose sandbox this is of the speedy deletion tag. Thanks, —Anne Delong (talk) 15:51, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

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Vandalism at Air (band)[edit]

Hello Anne, an user who has never contributed anything significant to wikipedia keeps on reverting "Air (stylized AIR)" in the lead. The history of this user is here 1: he makes edit warring once a week. Iennes (talk) 03:53, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Iennes, this is a content dispute. You made the correct first step of reaching out to start a discussion on the talk page. I have replied there.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:51, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Anne, the page has to be protected. And the other user who refused to engage in a conversation has to be blocked too for vandalism. AIR is stylized as such on all their albums sleeves. It is also stylized like this on 90% of their single sleeves. Iennes (talk) 21:06, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:Infobox music genre[edit]

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Please help me as new user to submit move request[edit]

Please reply, I will provide more details — Preceding unsigned comment added by Хмаринка (talkcontribs) 08:00, 11 February 2017 (UTC) Hello Хмаринка. You seem to have successfully submitted the move request. It is appearing both on the talk page and on Wikipedia:Requested moves.—Anne Delong (talk) 11:11, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Please help me[edit]

Hello, can you please check if I moved the article from my sandbox correctly or not? I think I made a mistake and created a user page. --45.123.13.24 (talk) 11:59, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, 45.123.13.24, I found only two edits in your contributions under "45.123.13.24". Did you perhaps forget to log in? I not, then maybe your IP address has changed. Please let me know the page name of the article you are working on.—Anne Delong (talk) 14:41, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

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Dave Grant[edit]

hi Anne thank you for your reply. My son said exactly what you suggest. It needs a photo. I would be so grateful for you to guide me. x

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Report at ANEW concerning Air (band)[edit]

Hi, following on from this post, the dispute continues - so I filed Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Koui² reported by User:Redrose64 (Result: ) in which I mentioned you once. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 11:04, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Redrose64. I watched this for a while, but the dispute seemed so trivial, and they seemed to be getting closer to a compromise, so I lost interest and didn't check back to see if they had resolved it.—Anne Delong (talk) 13:42, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Just a reminder, the thirty-day period for the RfC expires in just over a day's time - 17:58, 29 March 2017 (UTC), and simultaneously, the protection on the article will vanish. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 13:58, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

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Invitation to take a look at our first article[edit]

We are students writing an article on Alex Mercado as part of our class Academic Discourse and Writing at Tec de Monterrey. Since you are an experienced Wikipedian and have an interest in these kinds of topics, we would like to know if you could take a few moments to take a look at the article and give us feedback. Thank you for your time.--Rodrigo Orellán (talk) 22:22, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Dear Rodrigo Orellán: Welcome to Wikipedia. I can suggest some improvements right away:
  • Because Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a magazine or a web host, it is not acceptable to include opinions, only factual information. The parts about how important the subject is an how great his music is should be removed. It's acceptable to report positive reviews from critics of specific performances or recordings (for example, "Joe Smith of the XXX newspaper praised his performance at the ABC Festival"). (see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view)
  • Mercado is a contemporary musician, so it should be possible to find references that are online, and add links to that other editors or readers of the article can access them. I have linked one for you. Any references that are to paper books, magazines, etc., must be specific, with issue and date information for magazines, and page numbers. It's unreasonable to expect someone to read a whole book, magazine or newspaper to find the information cited.
  • Most of the article should be in paragraph form. I suggest that the section titled "Main venues" be removed, and the information integrated in compact chronological form in the history section. For example, "In 2015 Mercado performed at the Polanco Jazz Festival, the Las Almas de Texcoco Festival, International Jazz Exhibition of Coyoacán, International Jazz and Blues Festival of Zacatecas, Puebla's 5 de Mayo International Jazz Festival, the International Jazz Exhibition of Monterrey and the International Jazz Exhibition of Morelos. He also went on a tour of Europe." (If any of these performances attracted reviews, that would be the place to mention them, positive or negative.)—Anne Delong (talk) 01:43, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

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Let's reduce the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement![edit]

Please support the Sustainability Initiative!

Hi Anne Delong, thank you for declaring your interest in my Wikimania submission "Going green: How we can reduce the environmental impact of Wikipedia"! Even now, I would like to invite you to check out the Meta page of the Sustainability Initiative, where I am trying to create momentum to reduce the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement. My first goal is to have all the Wikimedia servers run on renewable energy. Since it would really help to have the visible support of as many community members as possible, maybe you could show your support for this project as well? Thank you, --Gnom (talk) 10:26, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Warsawpack[edit]

That one's really kind of a hard call. Over the years, it's happened five times that anonymous or newly registered editors have tried to effectively blank the entire article by reducing it to a single sentence that amounted to "the band existed, the end" — and between the frequency of that happening and the fact that the band hadn't actually attained any particular renewed visibility that might have boosted the potential for run-of-the-mill vandalism, what that particular pattern of edits implied to me was one person who's really determined to make the article disappear for WP:NPOV-violating and/or WP:COI reasons. If you feel really strongly that we should give unprotection a shot, then I suppose I'm willing to go along with that — my main concern is that it's not at all clear that there are enough people actually watchlisting the article to get it reverted promptly if the blanker tries again. Bearcat (talk) 02:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Bearcat, I don't feel strongly about it. I just noticed that it had been protected a long time and thought that you might have just forgotten about it. I am going down through the category list of Canadian band stubs to see which ones I can improve. Most of them I have never heard of. —Anne Delong (talk) 03:08, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

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Technical question about translanguage page reference[edit]

Dear Anne, thank you for having worked on my personal page François Fages (where I learned a few things like the CACM article I didn't know !). My question is just about the best way to fix the problem that my web page in English is not found in other web pages that reference me, such as Monpetit Prize. I presume this is because that page is in French? In fact I've just added the prefix :en: to the reference in that page but there are other places where it should be done, is there another solution before a page in french is created ? All the best — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.55.177.206 (talk) 12:48, 31 March 2017 (UTC) Hello François. in the English Wikipedia, there is a template Template:Interlanguage link which connects to articles in other Wikipedias. This creates a redlink, with a small link beside it to another language. This is better than linking directly to another language for two reasons: It leaves the redlink, encouraging someone to write an article about the topic, and it also lets the readers decide if they want to follow a link to a different language, instead of being unexpectedly taken to a page they may not be able to read.

I have no idea if a template like this is available in other languages, or even if they like interwiki links over there. Each Wikipedia is independent, and has its own processes, standards and software tools. You should ask in French on one of their help pages, declaring your conflict of interest (see WP:COI) and being careful not to refer to the article about you as "my personal page", which it is not. If you appear to want the links in order to promote yourself, it's unlikely anyone will help you.—Anne Delong (talk) 15:57, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your explanations also about the independence policy for the different Wikipedia I did not know. I don't want to appear as promoting myself and won't add any translanguage link ! Greetings from sunny Paris :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.204.205.112 (talk) 12:29, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

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Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Anne Delong a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Armbrust The Homunculus 18:58, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

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Infobox sound recording RfC[edit]

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the article "Maryann Keller" Testingblog (talk) 05:27, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Dear Anne Delong, I will very much appreciate that you help address the issues raised by the warning tag in the article "Maryann Keller" here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryann_Keller . I appreciate very much your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Testingblog (talkcontribs) 04:40, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

the article "Maryann Keller" Testingblog (talk) 14:05, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Dear Anne,

thanks for the effort paid to make sure you are doing the right thing before confirming any information added to Wikipedia. regarding the information added to the article are provided with 14 reference links from official sites such as link no. 9 the Newark New jersey university.

and also link no. 11 from The New York Times, and other links as well to confirm neutrality for the information provided. As I can see the rating back is around 24.15% as Stub mentioning it is a basic content for a biography so can the solution be by adding more relevant content enriching the content to be accepted, still with providing convenient reference ?

Hello Anne and Testingblog: Just reading your thread. As explained on this article's talk page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Maryann_Keller, I cannot make edits as I'm a partial party. But I'm wondering how, or where, you obtained that 24.15% rating and if there's a desired rating that the article should obtain? Thanks for your help!wikicarsandtrucks (talk) 19:30, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know anything about this.—Anne Delong (talk) 20:24, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

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AfC article[edit]

Hi. Can you please accept DRAFT:Lloyd's Road Jewish Cemetery. It is well-sourced and the subject is notable, but the banner at the top is showing a waiting period of 3 weeks. Who'd want to wait that long?i certainly don't fancy creating any more articles if I'm made to wait 3 weeks for every review. Thanks in advance! 223.227.119.216 (talk) 06:01, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello, 223.227.119.216. I looked over the article and accepted it as you requested.

About the backlog:

  • The reason for the three week delay is that there are a lot more people interested in writing new articles than in reviewing them. The only way to effect that is sometime in the future to become a reviewer yourself and whittle away at the backlog!
  • Although three weeks seems like a long time, there is really no hurry, especially for this type of article (as opposed to one about a developing event in the news, for example). Wikipedia editors learn to take the long view; a lot of the processes and discussions here go on for weeks because unlike a commercial website, many editors don't log in every day. While waiting you can always start working on your next article, or expand, copyedit and add references to other articles. There's an article, Paradesi Jews which is related to this and could use some work; I had to remove some information about street names for copyright reasons.
  • The reason for creating a draft article and putting it through a review is to make sure that it won't be deleted once it's in the main encyclopedia. (In my experience, with cemetery articles the most common reason for deletion is that people interested in genealogy create them as a means to include information about otherwise little-known family members, using self-created or self-published sources, and this is considered WP:PROMOTION.) Once you understand the encyclopedia's policies about general notability, Wikipedia:Citing sources, Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, plagiarism and copyright, you can make an account, make at least ten edits and wait four days for your account to be confirmed, and then begin creating articles directly in the encyclopedia. You don't have to use your own name, and your e-mail address is not revealed to other editors. It's actually more anonymous than editing without an account, because your IP address is not visible to others.

About the article:

  • Normally, a small cemetery such as this would not be of sufficient general interest to warrant a separate article in a global encyclopedia. However, in this case its age and status as enduring evidence of Jewish presence and commercial activity in Chennai have led several journalists and historians to write about it. Some of the details, for example the cost of future repairs and the name of the current custodian, are likely of interest only to those connected with the cemetery.—Anne Delong (talk) 18:16, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the feedback about the article. It's much appreciated. I've done a mild edit on it which removes the most trivial details. 223.227.125.117 (talk) 03:53, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

My new article, DRAFT:Akal Wood Fossil Park is ready. As before, I'd appreciate it you could accept it. I'm still a newbie at article creation. I wonder whether you'd consider this as a reliable source? I've used it because the site contains some information not found anywhere else on the web. BTW do you know how to add geo-coords? 223.227.125.117 (talk) 03:53, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

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WP:OWN -- thanks![edit]

Thanks very much for bringing this essay to my attention...I had no idea it ever existed and I have never seen it be used in any previous infobox discussion. I shall treasure it always and I will now knowingly nod in its direction whenever I take part in infobox discussions in the future in order to strengthen my arguments. CassiantoTalk 14:36, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Cassianto, it's always good to know more about Wikipedia policies, but not all infobox discussions involve WP:OWN. There are a lot of legitimate arguments for and against infoboxes and many of the discussions don't involve editors trying to take control of the content of a specific article. Good luck with your editing.—Anne Delong (talk) 02:00, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Wow, more wise words from the font of human knowledge, thank you. Now, please take the time to read my thoughts on this ever so interesting subject. CassiantoTalk 03:52, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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Of interest ?[edit]

An MoS RfC about reducing parenthetical information in first sentence saw some mention things like age, birth and death places etc. in bios could be moved to iboxes. During that conversation someone linked Research:Which parts of an article do readers read.. That page contains the following source .... pls note small data pool....only 30 participants.....but still.....Figure 1 on page 4 and Figure 5 on page 9 is reveling

Clark, Malcolm; Ruthven, Ian; O’Brian Holt, Patrik and Song, Dawei (2012). Looking for genre: the use of structural features during search tasks with Wikipedia. Fourth Information Interaction in Context Conference (IIiX 2012). -PDF

We found that our participants’ extensively interacted with layout features, such as tables, titles, bullet lists, contents lists, information boxes, and references. The eye tracking results showed that participants used the format and layout features and they also highlighted them as important. They were able to navigate to useful information consistently,and they were an effective means of locating relevant information for the completion of their tasks with some success...... this finding is partially shown in Figure 1 in regard to the Contents list and Information box. The shapes are extremely helpful and natural for the participants to navigate between.

Though it might be of interest to you.--Moxy (talk) 18:01, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Moxy. It was interesting. I'd be interested to see a comparison of (1) articles with vs without infoboxes, (2) articles with long vs short lead summaries, and (3) articles with regular vs collapsed tables of contents.—Anne Delong (talk) 20:11, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

FlipKey[edit]

Hi Anne Delong. You accepted FlipKey for Wikipedia:Articles for creation. The article has been nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/FlipKey (2nd nomination). Cunard (talk) 03:38, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up, Cunard. Naturally I !voted "keep" since I thought the article was fine as it was, but I made some improvements as well.—Anne Delong (talk) 06:07, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your further improvements on the article, Anne! I noticed you forgot to sign your comment at the AfD. Would you sign it when you get the chance? Cunard (talk) 06:39, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
Ooops! Done.—Anne Delong (talk) 15:02, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Balfour Declaration[edit]

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McLaughlin (automobile)[edit]

I see you added a lot to this article 6 or 7 months ago. I would like to change this article's name to McLaughlin Motor Car Company(skipping the Limited). Would you have any objection? Should I be bold about the change or should I go through a consultation process? Finally, I am not a Canadian I was just irritated by the too vague coverage and thought I might be able to improve it. Your thoughts please! Sincerely, Eddaido (talk) 05:04, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Eddaido, it is fine with me, as long as you leave a redirect behind. There is likely enough information available to have two articles, one about the company and one about the various models of cars, but until automobile enthusiasts choose to work on that your title is better. I just added information that I found while working on a related subject, and a photo I took of a vehicle I happened to see at an auto show. If anyone objects to the move, they can always start a discussion on the talk page.—Anne Delong (talk) 16:06, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Maryam Mirzakhani[edit]

I noticed that you edited the Maryam Mirzakhani article while it was fully protected. Perhaps I'm misreading WP:GOLDLOCK, but my understanding was that admins aren't supposed to make any substantive edits to {{pp-dispute}}-protected pages, to avoid creating the appearance that admins' views on content carry more weight than non-admins'. Am I mistaken in this regard? If so, my apologies. If not, no worries; I just wanted to make sure you were aware of this policy for future reference. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 00:38, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello, PinkAmpersand. I came to the page because I was reading an article about Mirzakhani in a newspaper. I noticed that the page had been protected because of disagreement over the nationality of the subject, so I made sure not to write anything about that, so as not, as you said, to give my opinion (if I had one), more weight than that of others.
I knew a lot of people would be reading the article this week because of her death, so I started a career section. Most biographies have one. The policy says "Protected pages may not be edited except to make changes that are uncontroversial or for which there is clear consensus." I'm pretty sure that I didn't add anything controversial, but just wrote out in prose and substantiated information that was already in the infobox. If there was a discussion that I missed about not having a career section, or you think that the references I added were inappropriate, please write that on the talk page or, now that the protection is over, just remove them, and I will not object.—Anne Delong (talk) 02:06, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

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RfA[edit]

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Draft:Gregory Sullivan Isaacs concern[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2017[edit]

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Help desk question[edit]

Hi Anne! The question you asked on the help desk has been archived, so I will reply here. The failed verification template is only for when the source is related to the subject, but does not include the information that is shown next to the ref tag. If the information is not at all present, remove the citation and replace it with another citation with the information. As you indicated music chart citations, you may want to check archive.org to see previous version of the website. If you cannot verify the claim and it is disputed, remove the information that is shown with the reference. I hope that helps! Cheers, Daylen (talk) 18:56, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, Daylen, that is not at all the situation. It's not a case of claims that are not backed up by the references. There are multiple references to charts on which the single does not appear, but there is no claim in the article that the single has charted; in fact, the article is clear that the single did not appear on these charts. Ever. So why are the references there? Why would I try to find another citation to show that a single did not chart? The singles didn't win Grammy awards either, but that's not a reason to make a reference to grammy.com to prove it. The only reason I can think of for the inclusion of these references is to add thousands of extra links to the chart websites in order to to improve the Search engine optimization of the charts.—Anne Delong (talk) 19:23, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

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