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African people listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect African people. Since you had some involvement with the African people redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Stanleytux (talk) 19:05, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Rich Farmbrough RfA question[edit]

Hi BDD, sorry for the really tardy response to question you posed at my talkpage (User talk:Maxim#Rich Farmbrough RFA). Dealing with oppose votes that are based on a candidate's opinions is tricky. On one hand, how someone applies policy is reasonable to assess at RfA; on the other hand, if the candidate has a strong opinion on a matter, would he not have the judgment to recuse with regards to administrative actions? I wouldn't qualify an argument along the lines "candidate is an extreme inclusionist/deletionist" as particularly strong unless there were other arguments associated with that stance. In the case of Rich's RfA, I didn't find that a particularly strong argument, in comparison to the many others presented. To summarize the answer in a nutshell... I wouldn't consider your oppose vote especially strong unless it was qualified by other related details. Hope this helps, Maxim(talk) 14:06, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the response, Maxim, and I hope I'm not belaboring the point. If I knew a candidate had radical views but I was confident he would have the judgment to set them aside as an admin, of course I wouldn't hold the views against him. My point was that I did not have such confidence. I thought that was obvious, but apparently not. I'll try to elaborate if I find myself making future votes of that kind. --BDD (talk) 13:24, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2015 August 3#Breeds of horse?[edit]

Just wondering, do you foresee a possible close of Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2015 August 3#Breeds of horse? based in what is currently in the discussion? I know I started the discussion, but the more I read the discussion, the more confused I get about what the consensus is. I'm thinking that this discussion might need to be advertised to other venues (possibly with a note on Talk:Horse which has over 700 page watchers, or maybe ... I hate to say it ... an RFC.) Steel1943 (talk) 22:09, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

It's definitely complicated. I think I could come up with a close, but I'm going to at least have to make a table to figure out what's going to happen with each item. Normally I'm in favor of bundling nominations, and I don't blame you for having done so there, but with the benefit of hindsight, it would've been better to have it in smaller pieces for easier digestion. --BDD (talk) 23:21, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Agreed. When I started that nomination, I was definitely doing so with the opinion that they would all have the same outcome. Well, so much for that! Steel1943 (talk) 23:31, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August 2015 Newsletter
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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football. Legobot (talk) 00:06, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Found an essay which you may be interested[edit]

While I was performing some dummy edits, I found this Wikipedia essay: Wikipedia:Pokémon test. I know that recently, you had taken a bit if interest in the Digimon-related redirects that were nominated, and this essay may explain some sort of concept for handling the Digimon redirects and articles. I haven't had a chance yet to look through this essay, but from the first few sentences, it looks like this essay may be helpful. Steel1943 (talk) 17:01, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

I was aware of this, and think I even remember the days of individual Pokémon articles! This may be personal bias, but I think Pokémon is so much more obviously notable than Digimon that the latter really doesn't even need as much detail as our list of Pokémon. But I haven't made a real effort to work on any Digimon articles, though. The anime WikiProject has a Digimon task force, though it would surprise me if it were very active. --BDD (talk) 17:06, 26 August 2015 (UTC)