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Albert B. Southwick[edit]

The original author wants this article to be deleted and we've both declined their attempts to blank it because others have since contributed. However, there may be some wiggle room here - WP:G7 says that the only substantial content must have come from the original editor, and in this case I think that's the case - the subsequent edits have been minor. If not, might userfication be another approach that could be taken? I think the author is feeling a bit out of their depth and I'd like to assist them as much as possible. RichardOSmith (talk) 17:52, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks - I'll take the userfication route. As I am not an admin I cannot (I believe) perform the move without leaving a redirect behind, could you clean up for me afterwards? Thanks! RichardOSmith (talk) 17:56, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again. There is also Albert B. Southwick, historian and author, a redirect, but I've tagged that WP:G8. RichardOSmith (talk) 18:08, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Women in Canadian politics[edit]

I've reverted your addition of Alberta, as Rachel Notley has yet to become premier. GoodDay (talk) 17:56, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Larkspur Press[edit]

OK so my edit summary should have been "add new cat I'm about to create", but you might perhaps have left a couple of minutes before removing it. PamD 06:57, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Ace Day wiki page[edit]

You deleted the Ace Day wikipedia page under criteria A7, but I found a news article that covers Ace Day. Along with links to posts that tumblr users have made about ace day, would the page stay up? Thank you so much. Acephobia now (talk) 02:16, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Harlan Pruden[edit]

Greetings Bearclaw, I should have signed in to correct the wikipage on me. There were some incorrect and incomplete statements in it. Thank you for locking the page and deleting the web-citations so it incomplete. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hpruden (talkcontribs) 22:51, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Canadian hip hop[edit]

Re your comment "all of the unlinked names are supported by reliable sourcing to support their notability." here. That is not true. Most were put in randomly without sources over time, eg this attempt to promote Tanner Fresh. medicinemen source does not mention them. duffbeerforme (talk) 07:40, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Municipal categories[edit]

Hi Bearcat, a couple of good categories you created tonight. I started adding them to articles I created, and then it hit me that I may have stepped on you here since you had started to add them. If that's the case, it wasn't my intention. I just jumped in an started editing without really thinking about what I was doing. Sorry. Cmr08 (talk) 08:08, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Spider Stacy[edit]

Hi, I was hoping for some clarification on the deletion of all the content for the Spider Stacy entry. Some of the interviews I used are published online magazines similar to other sources that are frequently used, like Rolling Stone, which don't seem to be a problem. The entries for at least one other member of this band use the band website alone. I can understand why this is not a reliable source, but why is the content on those pages still available? Thanks. Kidcory — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kidcory (talkcontribs) 00:22, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

That does help a bunch, thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kidcory (talkcontribs) 02:14, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Bill Thomas Cheetah[edit]

Hi Bearcat, can you lift the editing block on this article so I can tidy it up with referencing please. My proposed edits are in my sandbox. I am happy to take on those edit warring should they return, now that I have read up on the Cheetah. NealeFamily (talk) 01:24, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks - updates done NealeFamily (talk) 04:02, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Sandboxes[edit]

Hi Bearcat. I am sure you must know most of what there is to know around here. I want to work on an article without it being live and have often seen people working in sandboxes. However I don't want it directly in my sandbox, so this is what I did. Could you please take a quick look and let me know if this is okay? Thanks for your help. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 20:27, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, Bearcat. Now I know how it is done. Please, have the honour of being the first one to have a look at it now. Regards, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 20:54, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

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Merger discussion for Hamilton Fire Department[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Hamilton Fire Department , has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. RES2773 (talk) 20:29, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Bill Cunningham (politician) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Bill Cunningham (politician). Since you had some involvement with the Bill Cunningham (politician) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Clarityfiend (talk) 13:21, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Improperly Deleted Radio Station Articles[edit]

I wanted to make you aware of this ANI thread which involves radio station articles speedy deleted under A7. I am going to need some help. - NeutralhomerTalk • 00:04, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for restoring the articles. It was clear that nothing was going to become of that ANI thread except for passing the buck and covering for admin screw-ups. You want to take half of the deleted ones and I'll take the other half and we can update them to GNG and NMEDIA standards, so they don't get deleted again? - NeutralhomerTalk • 00:51, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm certainly willing to see what I can do, but apart from whatever might turn up on Google I don't actually have access to any sources that would enable me to contribute all that much on an American radio station — I can source up Canadian radio stations fairly easily via ProQuest, but for American stations I have access to very few potential sources beyond the databases that are already present in the external links sections of the articles. (Which is why when I've had a problem involving US radio station brought to my attention, I've almost always had to bring it to WPRS for extra assistance, whereas I've almost always been able to fix Canadian problems more or less by myself.) Bearcat (talk) 01:00, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I can give 'em a once over that's fine. After Game of Thrones goes off (DVR is recording now), I will update them per GNG and NMEDIA standards.

Here are a few links, for next time, to help update US Radio and TV stations:


  • AmericanRadioHistory.com - An amazing source for everything Radio and Television (some sections include Canadian info as well).
  • Broadcasting Yearbooks - Dating back to 1935, make history information VERY easy to find. Canadian information available too.
  • Broadcasting Magazine - More indepth stories regarding radio and TV stations from their beginnings.
  • RabbitEars - Television information, including network/subchannel information, coverage maps, technical info and more. For US and major border cities (ie: Toronto, Vancouver) and smaller towns in Canada.
  • FCCData - Formerly known as RecNet, this is a great site for radio and television station information across all of the US and Canada.
  • FCCInfo - A easy-to-use search site for radio and TV info, includes US, Canadian and Mexican information.
  • FCCInfo on Google Earth - FCCInfo data on Google Earth. Very easy to use and doesn't use much in the way of CPU or RAM.


  • LPFMDatabase - While it is an AngelFire site, it is consistantly updated with US LPFM information, format info, launch info and more. Their Facebook page updates all of this, with links, Monday through Friday about 8pm Eastern.
  • Inside Radio - Transactions - Only for US radio stations, this shows who is buying what, in US radio. Great source for information before the FCC.

These are but a few of what I have for radio and television station information, but they are some of the best. I recommend tinkering with them in your free time, getting to know how they work, so when you need them fast you won't have to worry about learning how they work (especially the FCC sites).

If I can ever been of assistance for US radio station articles, please let me know. I don't do much work with TV station articles anymore. - NeutralhomerTalk • 01:34, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Just wanted to give you a heads-up, I updated all the articles that were deleted. They now more-than-meet GNG, and are within NMEDIA standards as well. Feel free to give them a once-over if you like. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 09:44, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Patrick Roscoe[edit]

It's source #6, the Globe and Mail profile/interview. I found it on proquest, so I didn't add a url. (http://search.proquest.com/news/docview/385488104/94B8DB9E30134B28PQ/9?accountid=10226) I'll get back to this sometime tomorrow. Cheers.E.M.Gregory (talk) 01:55, 15 June 2015 (UTC)


  • Nice work, User:Bearcat. When you have a moment, I need advice at Kevin Gutzman. I took the page, which was always about a notable writer/academic, from pure adverting/promotion (probably not by subject but by someone who liked his politics) to a short but straightforward page. Trouble is with an IP that has twice tried to delete it with a PROD, and is still arguing for deletion at the talk page. Gutzman has a public profile as a conservative writer and political theorist. Is there a way to prevent the IP from deleting it as soon as I walk away? Other than by watching it, by necessity (I have an irregularly demanding day job), I will be away from periods longer than the 7 days a PROD runs. Also, I don't really like the subject's politics any better than the IP does, and I might neglect it out of pure distaste, but it does seem unjust for an IP (and other editors a year or so ago) to target a page for deletion like this. Thanks.E.M.Gregory (talk) 17:00, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations[edit]

There is an RfC that you may be interested in at Template talk:Infobox country#RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations. Please join us and help us to determine consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 13:53, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Bonjour![edit]

Bonjour monsieur beacat, comment ca va? Je suis Remis (talk) 00:22, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Michael Funkhouser[edit]

I don't know whether we edit conflicted or what, but your edit to put the above article at AfD did not create the deletion discussion. That's what I was trying to do too. John from Idegon (talk) 06:21, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

LGBT YouTubers[edit]

I think your nomination of this category for deletion is disappointing and unhelpful. The precedent exists: categories exist for many other occupations: Gay writers, Gay actors, Gay musicians, LGBT journalists, LGBT judges, LGBT models, LGBT physicians, LGBT architects, LGBT scientists, LGBT lawyers, LGBT fashion designers and more. I fail to see why this is different, especially when many YouTubers make coming out videos and find more fame and media coverage as a result. Irrespective, it is helpful for young LGBT people to be able to find LGBT YouTubers I don't get why you find satisfaction nominating this for deletion. AusLondonder (talk) 23:17, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Tu Dors Nicole[edit]

Continuing the discussion from October 2014 at Talk:You're Sleeping, Nicole, it's clearer now that in virtually all English-language markets the film is known as Tu Dors Nicole (e.g. [1][2] and the point is specifically mentioned in the first lines of this review). Mathew5000 (talk) 02:54, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Gavin Brown (musician)[edit]

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The article Gavin Brown (musician) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

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Fagstein[edit]

Actually, I do consider Faguy's blog reliable;

WP:BLOGS also says that bloggers "whose work in the relevant field has previously been published by reliable third-party publications" are valid sources. Faguy has been a writer for the Montreal Gazette for 10 years, and his articles for the Gazette have been used as a source in an article before. ViperSnake151  Talk  17:32, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Gavin Brown (musician) for deletion[edit]

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Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Dear User,

As you are one of the contributors to Tunisian Arabic. You are kindly asked to review the part about Domains of Use and adjust it directly or through comments in the talk page of Tunisian Arabic.

Yours Sincerely,

--Csisc (talk) 12:41, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

List Nina Dotti Performance[edit]

I correct some mistakes about blank site and I edit the links and reference.OmegaH888 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 16:40, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

National Parks of Canada[edit]

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