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Archive page[edit]

After years of avoiding the task, I've set up an archive page for older discussions (180 threads from 2008 through 2012) at:

User talk:Arxiloxos/Archive 1

--Arxiloxos (talk) 18:08, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Proactiv[edit]

Hi Arxiloxos. I wanted to drop you a note with a similar message as the ones I've left SummerPhD and a couple editors from the Proactiv AfD. I'll be helping Guthy-Renker make contributions to the Talk page with a potential conflict of interest and wanted to introduce myself. My approach to COI is to offer contributed content for consideration on the Talk page, while leaving editorial decisions up to those that serve the reader's best interest. My hope is if you have a bit more patience left in you, you might be willing to spend a bit of time vetting my work and collaborating with us on the Talk page. I will aspire to demonstrate exceptional integrity and quality of work to make it worth your time to help us. Cheers. CorporateM (Talk) 18:26, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

It is illegal to take payoffs from Cosa Nostra members![edit]

You deleted my post within 8 minutes! You must have been waiting patiently by your laptop. Coincidence, huh? Nobody else knew he stepped down just hours before the post. I am convinced you are being payed for your "service". I have also noticed that, in the past, you have deleted everything about Carmine Blaine Marcello. Do not be surprised if you are investigated for this. Have a nice day. Bridge70002 (talk) 22:12, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

You're a loony Basket Feudalist 09:16, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Nice work[edit]

Nice work on New Orleans crime family. Also, getting a stalker account named after you is almost a badge of honour! 718smiley.png bobrayner (talk) 01:30, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Chicken John[edit]

Hello there. As you were one of the participants at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chicken John, I thought I should let you know that I have relisted the article at AfD after a discussion on my talk page. Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Chicken John (2nd nomination) if you are interested in commenting. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:09, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Francois Hollande[edit]

I'm sorry to disagree with you, but my informations are true, Francois Holland is realy dead 92.147.149.16 (talk) 01:56, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

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While i'm here I thought i'd tell you that I suggested that that attack account Bridge made have its username changed by a Bureaucrat, kind of a 'Collateral damage' stopper. If you have a comment on this i'd suggest it be left in the reply to me on my talk page. MIVP - (Can I Help?) (Maybe a bit of tea for thought?) 10:24, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Re: Kid Cudi[edit]

Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I was unaware that Wikipedia's definition of "alumnus" varied from the standard meaning of the word. Are there also Wikipedia guidelines suggestion how to mention that these additional people listed did not graduate? It's a tad misleading to assert that the person is an alumnus while they simply attended for a certain amount of time and that could be confusing for readers. Best, SpencerT♦C 06:34, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Nevermind, I just reacquainted myself with a dictionary. ([1]) SpencerT♦C 06:37, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Most schools with which I have close connections (and all of the ones I attended myself) call you an alumnus whether you graduated or not. (If for no other reason than because your donations are welcome whether or not you got the sheepskin!) As you may have noted, in my restored listing for Kid Cudi I mentioned that he didn't graduate, in part to anticipate the concern you express, in part to explain why I didn't include a class year. Regards, --Arxiloxos (talk) 06:42, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

What the Heck?[edit]

I'm not the one who's doing it. Smartie2thaMaxXx is the one who is doing it not me! Supermariokart64 (talk) 00:08, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Look I'm sorry man. I just wanted him to just leave it the way it was, but I didn't mean to go all crazy and edit war over and over and over with him I didn't mean to do that. All I can say right now is, that I'm sorry for causing all this. And I won't do it again I promise. Supermariokart64 (talk) 00:37, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Boudreaux's Butt Paste for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Boudreaux's Butt Paste until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Thanks[edit]

Tournesol.png Thanks for being a vandal fighter. --I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 19:55, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Monroe H. Freedman[edit]

Hi Arxilos,

Thanks for the great job on cleaning up the Monroe H. Freedman article. It looks to be much more in line with WP standards. I added the Proposed Deletion because the article was written as self promotion. It looks a whole lot better now. I'll contribute to it later if I see something that can be added or shored up with citations/references.

Have a nice day.

Chad595 (talk) 01:54, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

High Schools vs ISDs[edit]

Regarding undoing my call for deletion:

I see, and understand, that there is a "longstanding practice" of maintaining separate pages for schools and ISDs. I personally think this makes no sense for a school district with only one school, but if that's longstanding practice, I'll respect that.

However, there are still issues of inaccuracy and redundancy on these pages. The Milford Independent School District contains the following: "Milford ISD is consolidated into one large building"... If the ISD is "consolidated into" the high school, then how are they in any way separate? This should probably represent that "Milford ISD currently contains one high school, Milford High School"; I'm not going to make those edits, though.

If this is supposed to be one article about the school district and another about the school itself, then some things should go on one page or the other. For example, typically sports programs are delineated by school, not by school district; it would be more proper to list the sports programs on the high school's page, and not have the (nearly redundant, but slightly different) list of sports programs offered at the school on the ISD's page.

I'd like to improve some of the school/ISD pages, starting with this one, for consistency. However, it'd be good to know what kind of consistency is "allowed" first, so I'm asking.

  • Your questions are reasonable ones. I looked at the website for the Milford ISD and I can see where you're coming from--all the grades are in one building, the website treats all the grades together and doesn't have much content that's applicable only to the high school grades. In theory, our article about the high school would give the enrollment numbers and other info only for the upper grades, but I didn't see those separated numbers on the website. There is some different info in the high school article, however--the 2 state championships and 2 runners-up are important stuff for a Texas high school. I suppose it's possible that in this case, where there's only one K-12 school in the district, that the high school article might be merged into the school district article. That's not the same thing as deleting it, because it preserves the edit histories of both articles (making it easier for editors to combine the two articles in a collaborative way), maintains the name of the high school as a redirect to the district article, and doesn't break the links from other articles to both of these (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Milford_High_School_%28Texas%29 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Milford_Independent_School_District). But if that happened here, I wouldn't be surprised to see someone re-create the high school article, given our general presumption about the notability of high schools. --Arxiloxos (talk) 20:24, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Washington Toll Bridge Authority[edit]

Me again you again we meet again huh? heh heh. Okay it's pretty clear i'm a flat out failure with deletion so I might just leave it alone before I wind up with a block. Comments / suggestions please? MIVP - (Can I Help?) (Maybe a bit of tea for thought?) 12:46, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

File:Trasvina HUD June 2009.jpg missing description details[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sim Shalom Synagogue[edit]

A new article, Steven Blane, has been created per the discussion on the AFD page. Would you like to review your comment on the matter? Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 10:58, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Woolrich[edit]

You'll notice that I deleted it as R2, implausible redirect. "Woolrich, Pennsylvania" is a title for a community, not for a company; we do not redirect names of company towns to the companies. You're free to write a new article about the place, of course, and note that I'm not claiming that it's nonexistent or something like that. Nyttend (talk) 12:56, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for putting it together; I've slightly expanded it and added it to the county template. Nyttend (talk) 17:39, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Bob Rupe for deletion[edit]

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NFLPA Game[edit]

Hi Arxiloxos, I noticed that you were recently taking a look at the NFLPA Game article. I'm actually working on behalf of the NFLPA to make some updates to related Wikipedia articles (proposing and discussing changes only) and they've asked me to look into the one for the NFLPA Game. And you're right, the article certainly is inaccurate. I've posted a summary of what I think has happened to it over at WikiProject:NFL. If you'd like to take a look, and weigh in about how to handle the situation, I'd certainly appreciate it! Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 15:20, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Whoops, so sorry about the header! I can't believe I spaced on that. And thanks for the great comment at WP:NFL. I'll follow up there a bit later today. WWB Too (Talk · COI) 16:01, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
No problem. I appreciate your raising this, especially since I hadn't gotten around to taking any corrective action on my own. I put a note on the article talk page, in case anyone is watching there. --Arxiloxos (talk) 16:16, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Cheerleading in the United Kingdom[edit]

Information iconBy saying that Cheerleading in the United Kingdom is offered as a sport, it is greatly implied that it is a sport. In your source that calls it a sport, is titled "Schools axe real sport in the Craze for Cheerleading". This also implies that cheerleading is not a "real sport." It also states the primary purpose of cheerleading to not be competition, but being to egg on sports team. In nearly every definition of sport, this violates a key concept. This therefore states that even by Wikipedia's own definition of a sport that it is not a sport. IN addition, your source cannot be viewed in its entirety by the majority of people, giving only partial info to many. Your bad-faith edits on the page are vandalism and need to be stopped.69.118.168.2 (talk) 02:46, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Nepal Airlines Flight 555 AFD[edit]

You might want to read my reply to your comment....William 22:00, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Stu Klitenic for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether if Stu Klitenic should be deleted or not. The conversation will be held at the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stu Klitenic until a consensus is held and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. However, do not remove the AfD message on the top of the page. Ashbeckjonathan 03:35, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Following up about NFLPA Collegiate Bowl[edit]

Hey there, Arxiloxos. Looks like you're on vacation still, but when for when you return: I’ve now followed up on our previous discussion of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl article at WP:NFL. I’ve also prepared a draft for an NFLPA Collegiate Bowl article and uploaded it to my userspace; you can view it here. Let me know when you’re around and able to participate in vetting this article and continuing to sort things out, I’d certainly appreciate you weighing in over at Talk:NFLPA Game. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:13, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for following up! No worries about the delay. Following the advice of yourself and the other editor commenting, I have updated the "Texas vs The Nation" draft; mind taking a look now? WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:52, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Hey again Arxiloxos, I was just wondering if you thought you might have time to take a look at the NFLPA Game article issues again. I've updated my draft Texas vs The Nation stub with the results from past games, so I think both that and the NFLPA Collegiate bowl draft are ready to go, but let me know if you have any other feedback. (N.B., I've asked Dale Arnett the same.) Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 18:16, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
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Binders full of women[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Binders full of women (3rd nomination) Trackinfo (talk) 07:41, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Pella (company)[edit]

Good job with the sourcing on Pella (company). However, of the three sources you added, only one is significant (Forbes), the other two are local coverage and what seems to be a business directory profile. Getting close to surviving AFD, but not quite yet.

This started when I answered an OTRS query from a PR firm representing another company, basically asking why does Pella get an article when they don't. My answer was that the existence of other articles that fail to meet WP:CORP is not a valid reason to include more such articles, and, seeing the abysmal quality of the sourcing in Pella (company), I prodded it. ~Amatulić (talk) 22:54, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Jackson Temple[edit]

Thanks for the sources you provided at the AfD for California Supreme Court Judge Jackson Temple. You'll be glad to know I have used them to expand the article. --MelanieN (talk) 00:33, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Football club attendances (2006) for deletion[edit]

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Grace Inez Crawford[edit]

Before you accuse the next person of systematic bias, as you did for me on Grace Inez Crawford, maybe ask yourself whether the claims in the article would be accepted for an article about a current living person. The claim is that she promoted and protected the artistic legacy of her husband, was editor of Art and Industry and later published her memoirs. On top of the tremendous amount of name-dropping in the article and the fact it was clearly written to promote the Bryn Mawr College Library collection, I didn't see a particular reason to keep the article. I refute any accusations of bias. Sionk (talk) 19:10, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

My concerns about systemic bias are directed at biases that are inherent in the structure of Wikipedia and of our conventional methods of looking for sources, not directed at any particular editor. In this case, especially since the name of the article is different from the name she used for much of her work, the first results of an internet search using the name of the article are minimal, and it's understandable that one might think there's nothing there. So how do Wikipedia's systemic biases affect this article? (i) The subject is old and is more likely to have coverage off the internet; (ii) it relates to areas of human endeavor (like costuming and crafts) that don't get covered very well here; and (iii) it's an article about a early-20th-century woman who is potentially marginalized as a mere supporter of her notable husband, rather than as a partner and notable independent actor; but a minimal amount of Googling reveals that she has work collected at the V&A [2] as well as mentions in a variety of literature, and that should send up flags that the topic may be worthy of saving. Also, I can't go along with the thought that contributions to Wikipedia relating to a distinguished university's academic archive should be equated with and discounted as commercial "promotion". This is not some local band or home remedy maker engaged in self-promotion for profit. I can't imagine how wiping this material out of Wikipedia would improve the state of human knowledge on the subject. Why wouldn't we at least explore a merger to her husband's article, rather than deletion? Above all, I don't think the nearly-invisible WP:PROD process should be used to try to make this kind of material disappear, rather than taking steps to preserve it or to seek input from others in a way that leaves a record for future editors to see. Some of the other editors who pay attention to the proposed deletion pages have recently suggested doing away with PROD altogether. I don't go that far and I think that PROD has many uses. But an article like this one, about a historical figure who's received attention from legitimate academic sources, and where there are various indicia of significance in areas where systemic bias tends to exist on Wikipedia, is not what it should be used for. --Arxiloxos (talk) 16:24, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. As you say, probably the PROD method was the wrong one in this case. I'm still not sure what the claim of notability is, based on what is said in the article. But I have no vendetta against Crawford so probably won't pursue this further. Sionk (talk) 22:17, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for input, removing some notability tags[edit]

I certainly see what you're saying now. I jumped the gun a little out of frustration with so many two sentence "articles". I have removed the tag for Reneau and also found some resources through the statewide newspapers and expanded the article. I'll work on the other articles you referenced next. Okheric (talk) 18:30, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks (Wisconsin articles)[edit]

Thanks for this. Does this one look notable to you? It's only claim to fame seems to be that Vince Lombardi attended church there. (Its inclusion in the Packers Heritage Trail is solely because of that.) Aside from the single cite to a newspaper article, I've found no other independent coverage of the church. 71.139.152.220 (talk) 20:44, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I think that a 100+ year old local landmark church like this can sustain an article. I wouldn't dismiss the Lombardi connection, either, since it's discussed in multiple news articles [3][4] and books. Of course my opinion is certainly not the last word on the subject. Best,--Arxiloxos (talk) 20:58, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Frustrating[edit]

Hi-It gets frustrating on Wikipedia. For example I made improvements on the St. Willebrod Catholic Church which did not satisfied an IP/anon editor. I strongly feel IP/anon editors should be required to get an account and they should be prohibited from commenting on deleted articles, notable issues, reporting registered editors for offences like violating the 3RR rule, etc. And then I took the time to add the WP Wisconsin template to new categories only to find out some of the categories were created by a banned editor-sockpuppet and we are getting too many categories as it is. There are times I think about retirement. I know of one registered editor who retired in part due to the IP/anon editors and this registered editor was reported by an IP/anon for violating the 3RR rule. I think of retiring from Wikipedia but as of right now I can't. Thanks-RFD (talk) 12:32, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Articles nominated for deletion[edit]

Dear Arxiloxos,

I saw that you expressed your view about keeping the Channel One Cup (football). I thought maybe you might be interesting in taking part in discussions regarding another page:

Best regards! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.26.247.147 (talk) 10:35, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

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Re:Questia[edit]

Yeah, I had a bit of a snag with the edit filter which actually limited the number of emails I could send out. I just became in charge of it a few hours ago and the edit filter throttle me to a mere 9 send outs despite waiting for a long time. The issue is apparently resolved so I will be doing the rest tonight. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 23:55, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Did you apply? I didn't see your name on the list. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 01:25, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Questia/Approved Round 3, Re-Apply, #5 (submitted 20:49, 30 August 2013). Thanks. --Arxiloxos (talk) 01:51, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Hmm.. Interesting, the Round 3 said it was done before I got assigned, but I only see your name once in the master list. Ah. I see now, you added your name to a list that was already collapsed and sent out.[5] I'll re-add you and send it out for the end of "Round 4" you should have it within the hour. Okay? ChrisGualtieri (talk) 02:00, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Sent. Check your mail. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 02:22, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Simon Curtis[edit]

Thanks for that. I forgot about that rule, which obviously still applies even though the article is significantly different from the one that was deleted (which I didn't even know about till I started doing the prod). I can't speedy it as it is, so I think I'll just leave it. Deb (talk) 15:49, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

  • That article still needs some cleaning up, but it has at least a few real sources now (including a substantive Billboard article as well as some magazine profiles), so I suspect he might be notable at this point. Thanks for the note. --Arxiloxos (talk) 15:54, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Discussion at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2014_January_2#Sydney_Uni_Lions[edit]

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Happy New Year Arxiloxos![edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Not sure if you got pinged or not. I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 19:58, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Stay More: The World of Donald Harington[edit]

Hello Arxiloxos. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Stay More: The World of Donald Harington, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Enough of a difference from the deleted version that it should go back to AfD, I will restore the PROD though. Thank you. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 06:27, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

PROD removals[edit]

I wasn't aware simply being judged by one person as "not uncontroversial" was a reason to not allow an article to undergo WP:PROD. You didn't bother to address the concern that I listed, but it cannot be helped now. I've begun AFDs.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 22:13, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

As it states at WP:Proposed deletion:
"Proposed deletion (PROD) is a way to suggest an article for uncontroversial deletion. It is a shortcut to the normal deletion review process (AfD), and a fallback for deletion proposals that do not meet the strict criteria for speedy deletion. PROD must only be used if no opposition is to be expected."
We have a bunch of similar lists and there's strong arguments that cop killings are overwhelmingly likely to be notable events. I don't think WP:MEMORIAL applies here, and the editing history of this and similar lists suggests that others agree. So prod is simply not the appropriate way to test the issue. --Arxiloxos (talk) 22:37, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Well I didn't expect opposition. And most of these pages have barely any history to them. It doesn't seem to be a topic we should cover.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 22:42, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Military Museum of North Florida[edit]

I support keeping the museum article, but as you know this article was a copyright violation before being nominated to AFD, so it needs to be started over. If you can do a complete rewrite that removes the entire violation, it would be appreciated. Secret account 17:20, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

GreenCross1982[edit]

I am sorry, i guess i did mistake while editing the page. in the page some links were dead. I was trying to remove dead links and trying to add new information just. I am newly here. Thanks for tip. I will try to be more careful next time.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by GreenCross1982 (talkcontribs) 19:51, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Arxiloxos concerning your deletions - could you help me[edit]

Arxiloxos concerning your deletions - could you help me, Hi Arxiloxos - I made some additions to Fania Records, Larry Harlow, and Fania All-Stars - this is Chino Rodriguez - I have been the representative of most of the Fania All-stars since 1993 and I wanted to update some of the information - such as that Larry Harlow is also known as el Judio Maravilloso (the Marvalous Jew) and that he is "The" recording Producer of the Fania All-stars and that he also is the band leader of the smaller offshoot of the super band "Fania All-Stars" called the Latin Legends of Fania, also that this March 18 2014, ASCAP will be giving the Vanguard Award in NYC to the Fania All-stars... and I also placed Links - maybe I did not word it correctly - so this is why I created an account and reached out to you for help. I hope you can give me a hand... my email is ChinoLMB@Gmail.com please get intouch... I also hope that I did this correct - sorry I'm a novice at this.... Chino ChinoLMB (talk) 22:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

"Actress"[edit]

I got a couple of comments about my Judi Dench edit, so please refer to the comment (and ongoing discussion?) on my talk page. Guinness2702 (talk) 11:29, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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Ivanpah inadvertent Electric->Atomic changes[edit]

Hey Arxiloxos, Many apologies for the inadvertent edits on the Ivanpah article - the Electric->Atomic conversions were the result of a novelty browser extension gone awry, and certainly not intentional! The rest of my edit, however, was intentional, and I believe were constructive and improved the article. Are the mistaken changes were the only part you (justifiably!) took issue with? If so, I'd like to restore the edits I intended. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spellcheck (talkcontribs) 00:10, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey there, I finally got around to taking another look at the Ivanpah page. Most of the changes I had intended to make (a random misplaced period, de-editorialising) were already done, so I just added a few references. The diff algorithm went a little haywire, but here's the link to my changes. Thanks for your vigilance, and for the article - it was an interesting read. --The Human Spellchecker (talk) 17:50, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Aaron Kromer[edit]

The text change I submitted for the Aaron Kromer page was deleted because it lacked a reference...I wrote/edited the copy which will also appear in the 2014 Chicago Bears media guide and it reflects the most accurate, up-to-date bio on coach Kromer. Am I not able to provide an accurate bio to this site? It can't be be referenced as the guide won't be sent to the printer until July. I guess it would also be relevant to tell you I work for the Bears and am responsible for the information and editing of the guide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.116.30.64 (talk) 03:05, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

obsolete Lindsey Graham neutrality dispute[edit]

Could you please remove this, which you filed on August 2, 2013 as it was immediately resolved. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.111.35.169 (talk) 05:18, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  • I didn't post that tag, another editor did[6]; I made an edit to address the problem and asked for input on the NPOV noticeboard (which is now archived). --Arxiloxos (talk) 05:27, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Hi Arxiloxos, just want to thanks a lot for improving significantly to my article Ian Thorpe Aquatic and Fitness Centre. Cheers! Ashish Lohorung (talk) 05:31, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Prod concerns[edit]

Interwiki links are certainly something I considered; however Google Translation of several samples fails to confirm that those articles are any more developed. Now, as you say, N criteria differ across projects - I know for a fact that pl wiki, for example, is more inclusive. For that reason, however, existence of other language versions is not a major indication of notability, particularly not after one Google Translates the target entry (a la OTHERCRAPEXISTS). Now, I am totally open to individual deprods; if you think I made an error and some of the prodded articles are in fact notable, please deprod them and list your rationale on the user page. Please, however, don't deprod them simply due to the interwiki existence, if you think that another language article makes specific claims of notability that our article is missing, please explain those in detail on the talk, just like one would have to do during a proper AFD. Still, I am totally for saving any of those articles that can be saved - but I doubt that many can be; vast majorities are nothing but stub resumes of people who clearly fail WP:BIO.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:17, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Rodney Carrington[edit]

Hi Arxiloxos. I work directly with Rodney Carrington, and he no longer resides in Bixby, OK, however, since this is a recent change, there are no reference articles online. Plus, the reference that you have listed is a broken link: Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). http://www.tulsaworld.com/entertainment/spot/article.aspx?articleID=20080808_282_D1_spancl185554 which is another reason I removed it. Please advise if I can adjust this again. Thanks Pubplus (talk) 19:36, 25 March 2014 (UTC)pubplus

  • Thank you. I found a recent newspaper article that mentioned that he still lives in Tulsa, and I used that (and some other added sources) to update the page. See [7]. --Arxiloxos (talk) 20:20, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

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groupie[edit]

do u not see the justin bieber shirt — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sadshonen (talkcontribs) 15:58, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

she's the groupie princess she wants to frick frack him ok — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sadshonen (talkcontribs) 16:38, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

who else is in the edit war tell em to fight me — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sadshonen (talkcontribs) 21:15, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

PROD on Saint Lawrence Academy[edit]

Hello,

You removed the PROD for Saint Lawrence Academy (Santa Clara) on the count of "this school is clearly notable under longstanding consensus about high schools". What exactly is the "longstanding consensus about high schools"? --Mr. Mario (talk) 01:16, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

AfD on Talmadge Heflin[edit]

Since you've taken down the PROD notice, I've nominated the article for deletion. My rationale can be found on the article's talk page, in reply to your comment there. Once a PROD notice comes down, it cannot be put back up, although the reason asserted for taking it down is, in my view, dubious. Be that as it may, please consider participating in this AfD discussion: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Talmadge_L._Heflin. I imagine you'd want to oppose it. David in DC (talk) 15:29, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

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Return to Zero (film)[edit]

Hi Arxiloxos

Im looking for some clarification as to why the sources listed have made the article noteable. I can agree that the sources do confirm that the article in question does indeed exist but I am usure how they improve its standard as being noteable. Several of the sources are considered as unreliable sources from my understanding of the term. Any clarification you can provide would be helpful. Amortias (T)(C) 21:59, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

The sources I added are all reliable sources as used. The film been the subject of substantial coverage in reliable sources both before and after its premiere. It's notable. And it is certainly not appropriate for WP:PROD. --Arxiloxos (talk) 22:37, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

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Nessah Synagogue[edit]

What church was it?Zigzig20s (talk) 16:35, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

It used to be the home of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, which now has the smaller, modern building on the other side of Rexford. I've added a source.--Arxiloxos (talk) 16:46, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Interesting. That modern building across the street looks awful. Do you know when the former church/synagogue building was built and by whom?Zigzig20s (talk) 16:48, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I've always assumed it was built for the Christian Scientists, but I don't know for sure and I haven't found a source. The FWP/WPA book has no building date. --Arxiloxos (talk) 16:56, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I mean, who the original architect was, and what year it was built. That would be good to know. Feel free to create/expand more BH-related pages btw, and let me know if you do.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:01, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
If you live in LA County, are you able to take some pictures of Nessah and other places in BH please? I usually summer in BH, but not this year. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:00, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Ronn Torossian[edit]

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Your revert of the PROD of Famous Thirteen[edit]

If their are source put them in the article, even if they are in spanish. NickGibson3900 - Talk - Sign my Guestbook 05:05, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

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edit conflict[edit]

Great additions to Stanford–USC football rivalry. Sorry about causing the edit conflict; your edit to that section was much better! I have more to add later. Thanks! --Esprqii (talk) 17:07, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I think our mutual efforts have very quickly improved this page significantly. Thanks. --Arxiloxos (talk) 17:33, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

inre Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sunset Limousine[edit]

Thank you for pointing out souces at the AFD. Inspired by your WP:BEFORE I did some work on the Sunset Limousine article, taking the 230 characters (39 words) stub that was nominated and expanding it to a 2534 characters (413 words) C-class article... a 10x expansion. Care to help devise a decent DYK? Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:14, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Hmmm.... Well, the thing that caught my attention about this, when I spotted it on the prod list, was the personnel: I didn't particularly remember it, but I figured that it was very likely to have had some press coverage, given that it was directed by Python fellow-traveler Terry Hughes and starred John Ritter (still doing Three's Company at the time) and the lovely Susan Dey (albeit a few years before L. A. Law made her adult career). When I read the reviews, their general theme seemed to be, "this would be run of the mill except that John Ritter is a comic genius" and I was left with a distinct sense of melancholy, being reminded again of what a shame it was to lose a guy like that to an undiagnosed heart ailment. Not sure how any of that works its way into a DYK, though. I'll ponder it. --Arxiloxos (talk) 00:44, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. What could be sourcable is something like "Did you know... that for his starring role in the 1983 TV movie Sunset Limousine, the talents of actor John Ritter made it worth watching?" Schmidt, Michael Q. 00:58, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)[edit]

While coverage does exist at [8], [9], [10], [11], and [12], I'm not sure there is enough to expand the article beyond a stub without risking potential plagiarism. Per WP:NSONGS, a track must have significant coverage outside of album reviews from multiple reliable secondary sources AND there must be enough to expand the article beyond a stub (lists not counting). In addition to only having one source, the article was (and still is) a stub. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:57, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

The message is not meant for me, but I'm frankly appalled that someone who edits music pages don't know that "It Don't Mean a Thing" is a very well-known song. None of the reasons stated do not apply to this page, a simple check in Google books would show numerous books that mentioned the song - [13] (that is what is meant by significant coverage), and being a stub is not a reason to redirect (that is the point of having a stub, so that someone who has the time and inclination can expand it). Now SNUGGUMS has left others with a problem of having to fix his edits because he removed links in over 100 pages (without stopping to think that a song that has so many links must be a significant song), something needs to be done if he continues to do something like this. Hzh (talk) 10:10, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I came here to say that I've undone the five that were on my watchlist---but over 100?! Rothorpe (talk) 13:13, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
The mass link removal was unwarranted even if someone thought the article should be redirected to another place. That's the point of having redirects. Anyway, in a paperless encyclopedia that has room for detailed articles about songs like "Friday", to be lacking an an article about this Grammy Hall of Fame classic, what Richard Corliss called a "jazz anthem" and "a lesson in Afro-musicianship for the pop audience", would just be embarrassing. --Arxiloxos (talk) 15:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
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Irene Caesar[edit]

Hey! Sorry I am not so experience as you in editing. I did edits for Irene Caesar, and hope you like them. (sophiedookh). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sophiedookh (talkcontribs) 07:20, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Artie Shaw[edit]

Hello,

I noticed the tag you put on the page and did some digging around. It looks like the editor who expanded the article used a recent book (possibly Tom Nolan, Artie Shaw, King of the Clarinet: His Life and Times (W. W. Norton, New York, 2011). I only have preview access to it through Google Books, but considering the edits he possibly used this to include all the information. Unfortunately, it appears that he did not include any citations. Normally that would be a BLP issue, but as the individual has passed away, that doesn't apply. I left a message on the editor's page as it seems valid information that was added as opposed to removing it. Right course of action? (Karst (talk)

  • Thanks very much. Your edits strike me as a highly useful addition to the article. Bblegacy's additions to the page seemed constructive to me, as they did to you, and I agree with your response. Wikipedia articles are works in progress and Artie Shaw is already in better shape than many; eventually, those inline citations will be filled in. --Arxiloxos (talk) 16:34, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Temple Emanuel (Beverly Hills, California)[edit]

Thank you for expanding Temple Emanuel (Beverly Hills, California). If you are able to add more referenced info, we may be able to suggest it for "Did you know." Unfortunately I am not in BH right now and can't take a picture, which would look great in the infobox!Zigzig20s (talk) 20:53, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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AfD: redirects vs. deletions[edit]

I saw your sensible comment here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. If you want to propose a "redirect" outcome in each of these AfDs, based on your comments, I would gladly support it. Regards, Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 07:04, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Finnair Flight 915[edit]

Hi,

I’d just like ask for your opinion on the recent edits by Special:Contributions/77.70.93.195 to this article. I personally think that most of the world agrees on Russian involvement in Eastern Ukraine and also in the case of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. It’s rather extraordinary that edits of this magnitude come from an IP address. -- Apanuggpak (talk) 13:39, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

  • My view: we report what reliable sources say. Do a substantial portion of the Finnish (or other) sources reference Flight 17 and comment that this was another incident believed to be connected to pro-Russian elements? If so, our summary of public reaction should also mention that. We can work on the wording--maybe it should add "involving or believed to involve the Soviet Union and Russia (or pro-Russian elements)". --Arxiloxos (talk) 00:14, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi and thank you for the reply. I think Finnish media in connection with Flight 17 is not the significant issue… or what’s at stake; but I like your wording and would support it, if you wanted to use it. -- Apanuggpak (talk) 01:37, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

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good work[edit]

Good work on referencing Del Pezzo Restaurant; I was about to give it a try, but you got there first. DGG ( talk ) 00:33, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. The search results indicate that there's more, hiding behind paywalls and snippets, so if you have the inclination you might want to give it another look. Best, --Arxiloxos (talk) 01:42, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Shabbos App for deletion[edit]

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Deletion discussion about Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Nevada[edit]

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Gun Buster[edit]

Hi, thanks for your help on Gun Buster. I have added a significant number of references. Hopefully these will save it! Cheers Gillyweed (talk) 10:22, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Darren Sharper[edit]

why you delete my added content? It was accurate and true you knucklehead — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seahawkkilla (talkcontribs) 00:52, 13 December 2014

For the record, I didn't delete, I restored it. The reason the previous editor deleted it was because it didn't have a reliable source, which is mandatory for such serious content pursuant to Wikipedia policy regarding biographies of living persons. --Arxiloxos (talk) 01:29, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

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Louisiana bios[edit]

Hi Arxiloxos. Wanted to cc you on this message I left with Stalwart. You've both made reasonable arguments for keep, and I'm now 50/50 on withdrawing my AfD. That said, please read the note I left with Stalwart; I'd appreciate your input. OhNoitsJamie Talk

Alexis Blue[edit]

Hey I was able to find one more source. I notice that the sources you found should push it over notability requirements per WP:BAND plus with the prior AfD as keep I was hoping you would reconsider. :) Valoem talk contrib 03:51, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

I've just listed some additional sources on the bottom of the AfD let me know what you think. Valoem talk contrib 02:43, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Good work on AFD.

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Ehtesham[edit]

Thanks-the thing is the page creator has been making some odd pages (and is now doing vandalisim on pages with putting up prods) someone did ask why I didn't do a speedy and I said it was because I felt that he could be notable still. Wgolf (talk) 16:46, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. --Arxiloxos (talk) 16:53, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
welcome-check out the creator of the articles edits right now!Wgolf (talk) 16:54, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Military history of Buddhist Americans#Requested move 2 April 2015[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Military history of Buddhist Americans#Requested move 2 April 2015. Thanks. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 04:57, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

A new reference tool[edit]

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Murder of Elaine O'Hara[edit]

Thanks for adding a lead section. Autarch (talk) 23:32, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

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Ref maker[edit]

Thanks. Try this for book urls, might save time :-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:52, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks, I hadn't seen that before, will try it out. --Arxiloxos (talk) 00:15, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Which ones of these are notable and should be kept?♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:32, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Boobay[edit]

Thanks User:Arxiloxos for helping.MarkHerson (talk) 16:50, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikihounding / NPOV Dispute[edit]

Greetings,

I have reverted your latest edit to Born Rich (film) because you reverted an edit intended to remove non factual or poorly cited statements within the article. I have also noticed a pattern of Wikihounding any edit I make to the article as well as other past editors of the article that have any difference of opinion than yours. I ask that rather than edit warring and wikihounding to have your way that you please explain why you're not trying to revert citations to statements that clearly do not reflect the facts in the citation nor have a NPOV about the film itself. Thank you. JS18WlKlPEDlA (talk) 00:16, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

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Eric R George[edit]

Is it acceptable to have signed letters by the sports organization as a creditable reference? The letters would not be publish on any particular website, but could provide copies to Wiki Your thought would be greatly appreciated. Also any other suggestions to get the advertisement flagged removed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.58.30.178 (talk) 19:10, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Private letters like that probably wouldn't qualify as a reliable source, especially given our strict rules about information relating to living persons. My own opinion is that listing patient names in doctor biographies is inappropriate except to the extent a particular patient's experience has become a subject of independent news reports or medical journals. Also in my opinion, the article (especially the "Medical career" section) needs to be rewritten in neutral language with appropriate citations from independent reliable sources--in other words, the article should read like a neutrally-written biographical article rather than a resume. Please note that I'm just one editor; Wikipedia operates by WP:CONSENSUS and other editors may have different views. You may want to ask for input at an appropriate message board such as Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard. Thank you for your inquiries. --Arxiloxos (talk) 20:34, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the input and direction. much appreciated! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.227.174.114 (talk) 12:38, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

ANI regarding JS18WIKIPEDIA and Born Rich (film)[edit]

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John Witherspoon College[edit]

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Expressing my admiration for the heavy lifting you did sourcing this small College.E.M.Gregory (talk) 23:15, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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Issue 11, March-April 2015
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inre: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/90 Minutes in Heaven (film)[edit]

It can and certainly should be spoken of in other places, but it has the notability for a separate article. WP:GNG for production is met, and with filming completed WP:NFF (paragraph 3) is met despite the weak arguments and pleading of Donmike10. We even have a source available telling us release is to be September 2015. Thanks, Schmidt, Michael Q. 03:31, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Oops. I suppose my coverage argument for this soon-to-release film is too similar to the one you made at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Detective Willy. Sorry, Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:33, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Logical quotation[edit]

Periods are ALWAYS INSIDE of the quotation marks. AuraSphere999999 (talk) 20:19, 27 May 2015 (UTC)AuraSphere999999

No, as I have already explained on your user talk page, Wikipedia uses logical quotation. Wikipedia rules are determined by consensus and there is a very long record of consensus in favor of this. --Arxiloxos (talk) 20:46, 27 May 2015 (UTC)


WRONG! In America, periods and commas and ALWAYS INSIDE of the quotation marks, even in fragments. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AuraSphere999999 (talkcontribs) 21:14, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

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"Melt My Heart to Stone"[edit]

Actually, it says unless you improve (which you made no attempt) or give reasons for objecting the proposal (which you did not), it can stay. But, it has been redirected now, because it's not notable. Thank you. Goodbye.  — Calvin999 16:40, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

That's incorrect; there are no such requirements under WP:PROD. I've explained in more detail on your talk page. --Arxiloxos (talk) 17:00, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Issue 12, May-June 2015
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LeRoy Prinz[edit]

You removed my Cheviet Hills about Leroy Prinz. I visited him at his house there in 1980 not long before he died. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bobby Jim (talkcontribs) 01:35, 17 July 2015‎

Ted Rall[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Arxiloxos. Wikipedia is written by people who have a wide diversity of opinions, but we try hard to make sure articles have a neutral point of view. Your recent edit to Ted Rall seemed less than neutral to me, so I removed it for now. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. (1) Rall has denied wrongdoing in the Times matter, so stating in WIkipedia's voice that he made false statements, and failing to include Rall's position, violates BLP and NPOV; and (2) Project 21 calls itself as "The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives" so deleting the fact that it is a conservative group is unwarranted. The LA Times dispute may be appropriate for inclusion in the article, but only if discussed in a way that meets Wikipedia policies. Arxiloxos (talk) 14:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

No. If you are going to give lectures on how Wikipedia works then you need to exhibit some understanding on how it works. If you did not like my edits to the Ted Rall article then you should have edited the work instead of completely removing the notable information. Rall lied about getting thrown against a wall by a LAPD officer while getting ticketed for jaywalking and the LAPD provided a tape of the incident and the tape has been reviewed by the LA Times. The Times concluded that Rall lied about the incident and the Times has removed him as one their cartoonists. Now, you might not like what happened. You might not like how I presented it. That is fine that is your prerogative. However, you do not have the prerogative to remove notable information from the article. The fact that he was removed as a cartoonist is a notable incident. That is a fact and you should not have removed that information. Also Project 21 was falsely described in the article as an organization that is a conservative organization that some black people or something to that effect. That description borders on racism itself. I am going to re-insert the notable information. You can edit it as you see fit but whitewashing the article is really not an option.--ML (talk) 16:21, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh by the way, if we are going to have a grown up conversation about the problems with the Ted Rall article then this discussion should be on the Ted Rall talk page, not here on your talk page and not on my talk page, but at the Ted Rall talk page. You need to learn the difference between this pages. Your comments were misplaced from the get go.--ML (talk) 16:25, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Edit War[edit]

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I made one edit to the page, which I explained on the talk page (and I note that you have not responded there). I have no intention of edit warring. Per WP:3R: "An edit or a series of consecutive edits that undoes other editors' actions—whether in whole or in part—counts as a revert." Moreover the reverted edits in question were related to one another, and the only one that did not contribute to the NPOV problem was necessary only to ameliorate one of the other POV edits. I am unaware of any rule that makes a single edit count as multiple reverts: if you are aware of such a rule, please cite it. --Arxiloxos (talk) 23:30, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 13[edit]

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Issue 13, August-September 2015
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Books and Bytes - Issue 14[edit]

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Issue 14, October-November 2015
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