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The Sparman Clinic

I do not want to delete The Sparman Clinic page as I am in the process of updating ALL medical facility pages in Barbados. We have a lot of people come here and not know of our medical facilities on the island. Likewise The Sparman Clinic which specilailizes in interventional cardiology provides a couple of services which cannot be found in other parts of the Caribbean. Doctors on the island are frequently told by patients in the US who have had minor surgery or who have health conditions they cannot visit Barbados or the other islands because "they do not have the health care facilities to help you if you get sick" which is nonsense. I am updating these pages as an informative way to educate people about healthcare in Barbados. The Sparman Clinic was the first of many pages. I am simply having problems understanding how to add more information without it all being included in the top summary. If John Hopkins Hospital which does not provide any health care help to 99% of people in the Caribbean why are you wanting to delete this page?! It seems extremely biased! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Healthcare246 (talkcontribs) 18:38, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Basically, your argument amounts to "I want people to know that this facility exists," which is not something Wikipedia is willing to take in consideration. Only notable businesses are covered by Wikipedia, and we define the notability of a topic as the amount of significant third-party coverage about it. (Directory entries don't count.) -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 15:53, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

I believe you are being extremely biased against health care providers from smaller countries. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Healthcare246 (talkcontribs) 13:16, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Indeed Wikipedia is biased. Biased against topics about which no reliable third-party sources exist. Wikipedia itself even claims to have such a bias here. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 15:28, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Lightfish page

You deleted a page I was creating - which with hind site was possibly too promotional - Could i have more time to edit it down into something much shorted but information/history of me led. It would be easier to edit what I had put up than start agin from scratch. Thanks

Tim — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timbarber (talkcontribs) 16:02, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Actually, starting from scratch will be A LOT easier, since 99% of the page consisted of promo-talk intended to put the company under a good light. The entire testimonials section, for example, should be done away with. But you can work in your user space before transferring the page to the mainspace.
As an aside, I strongly urge you to completely shed all of your marketing instincts before starting a page on this company. From my experience, people who work in marketing are usually unable to avoid crossing the line between information and marketing. The best way to come up with something Wikipedia will accept is to gather all reliable third-party coverage (please click on the link to see what we mean by "reliable") you can find and write an article using only information you find there. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 16:22, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter April 2013

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April 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 357 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Thomas Cranmer, Mr.Oglesby, and Sneha Priscilla. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

We apologise for the hiatus in the publication of this newsletter due to unforseen circumstances leading to the wikibreak of John Carter, and so I have taken over as acting editor, and have taken this opportunity to move the publication date to the start of each month as planned, to better reflect on the previous month and look ahead to the next. This issue covers the period of time from mid-January to the end of March.

Since the last issue we have seen the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis. This has received much coverage both in the world media and on Wikipedia. While there is still much work to do, several quality articles have been written and the editors involved are thanked for their efforts.


This month we look ahead to Easter and the celebration of God's love for mankind through the crucifixion and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ. With that, I wish you all happy reading!

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Church of the month

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This image of the Church of Saint Ildefonso, Portugal by Poco a poco was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Grade I listed churches in Cumbria was promoted to Featured List status, thanks to Peter I. Vardy, and the image above of the Church of Saint Ildefonso was promoted to featured picture status.

Martin Luther King, Jr., by Khazar2, was promoted to GA status, as well Third Epistle of John by Cerebellum.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer by Peter I. Vardy; Marion Irvine by Giants2008; Margaret McKenna by Guerillero; Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity by Epeefleche; St Edith's Church, Eaton-under-Heywood by Peter I. Vardy; Vester Egesborg Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; Undløse Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St Martin's Church, Næstved by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St. Peter, Syburg by Gerda Arendt and Dr. Blofeld; Østre Porsgrunn Church by Strachkvas; Church of Our Saviour (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) by Nyttend; Dami Mission by Freikorp; Mechanicsburg Baptist Church by Nyttend; Acheiropoietos Monastery, by Proudbolsahye; T. Lawrason Riggs, by Gareth E Kegg; McColley's Chapel, by Mangoe; Oświęcim Chapel, by BurgererSF; Second Baptist Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio), by Nyttend; Church of the Holy Ghost, Tallinn, by Yakikaki; Old Stone Congregational Church, by Orladyl Heath Chapel, by Peter I. Vardy; St. Joseph's Church, Beijing, by Bloom6132; Church of St Bartholomew, Yeovilton, by Rodw; and St. Michael's Catholic Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) also by Nyttend. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Complete recording

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22, a cantata by the German composer J.S. Bach, was promoted to GA this month and was written by Gerda Arendt. Many thanks for her continuing work in the area of early 18th Century Church music.

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Jesus work group. The scope of this project includes the life and teachings of the central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ and aims to write about them in a non-denominational encylopædic style. Top-priority articles include Jesus, Christ, Resurrection of Jesus, and Holy Grail, whereas High-priority articles include Aramaic Language, a former FA, as well as Sermon on the Mount, Lamb of God, and Passion (Christianity). The workgroup has also published two books, covering Christ's final days and the Parables of Jesus. The workgroup has two GAs, Nativity scene, and Jesus in Islam, but unfortunately the flagship article, Jesus was delisted in 2009. It is also responsible for three WP:1.0 articles, and the WikiWork of the project is 4.56, which indicates the "average" article is between Start and C class.


By Gilderien


Calendar
This coming month (end-March through end-April) includes Easter Sunday in Western Christianity and both Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Saint George, Saint Mark the Evangelist, Saint Stanislaus, James, son of Zebedee, and Benedict the Moor.


Help requests
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Rancho Los Tucanes deletion

Dear Blancharbd, The article "Rancho Los Tucanes" is NOT intended to promote the or any company. It have been written to add more information on the Manuel Antonio area, and Tour operators. If allowed, more articles of companies and tours will be added. You may give me directions on how to do this. Thank you, John Oroszi — Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.26.112.44 (talk) 12:23, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

First of all, Wikipedia is neither a directory nor an indiscriminate collection of information. It is an encyclopedia. Just because a tour company exists does not by itself make it eligible for coverage in a separate article. An individual tour company must be notable, that is, it must have been the subject of extensive coverage in reliable third-party sources.
So the directions are as follows:
  1. Choose which tour company you will work on next.
  2. Gather all reliable third-party sources you can find that are talking about that company and that are more than passing mentions and/or personal blogs.
  3. Write a first draft of the article that will contain only information found in those sources. Information not found in such sources is to be omitted.
  4. Avoid stating anything about customer enjoyment.
If you are unable to find reliable third-party sources about a particular company, then that means Wikipedia will not have an article about that company.
-- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 14:23, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

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chikuwabu

Hi blanchardb, the chikuwabu page is not copied from another source. the website has taken the text directly from the wikipedia article, and it only appeared after the wikipedia article was put up. i have put this all in the talk part of the page. please do not delete, thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aezaki (talkcontribs) 22:08, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, and they even say so. Which makes me wonder why MadmanBot flagged it. Thanks for pointing it out. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 22:12, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Gulland Padfield

I would ask you to please remove your speedy deletion tag on Gulland Padfield. Gulland Padfield is a well-documented firm and the article is written in terms which make clear what the firm does in an encyclopaedic fashion rather than simply being promotional. This is reinforced by strong references. This speedy deletion tag is definitely inappropriate and very little re-wording would be needed to ensure this complied with wikipedia's standards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whitemug7 (talkcontribs) 17:24, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

I will not remove the tag. I'd like to see what it is you would call "promotional". -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 17:29, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
The words which have been tagged do not count as promotion as while I am not directly involved with the firm I know that the firm is unable to publicise which firms it works with due to confidentiality. Other consultancy firms have the same problem on wikipedia. In any case the offending paragraph does not constitute a speedy deletion as more than enough material is left with that phrase's removal to qualify still as encylopaedic. Please edit and improve rather than delete, especially in an instance like this where I'm very clearly happy to improve the article and accept constructive criticism. Whitemug7 (talk) 17:38, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
That you're not involved with the company cannot be verified. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 17:39, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Excuse me butting in, but I have just speedily deleted the article, which was about as blatantly promotional as an article can get. Deb (talk) 17:41, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

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Deletion Tag

Hi Blanchardb,

I apologize about adding back the deletion tag. I got the policy confused with the speedy deletion tags.

Sosthenes12 (talk) 23:23, 23 April 2013 (UTC)Sosthenes12

No problem. I was in the process of initiating the AfD nomination myself, and I got into an edit conflict with you. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 23:24, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. And it's always good to meet a fellow believer in the Lord. Sosthenes12 (talk) 23:55, 23 April 2013 (UTC)Sosthenes12

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (May 2013)

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Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 363 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Pleonic, MJWilliams1998, Iloilo Wanderer, Jkadavoor, Sir Ian and McBenjamin. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

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This month we hear the news that the Bible is to be made into a film after outstanding success of a biblical miniseries on the History Channel, and we have seen the release of Iraqi Pastor Ali Hamzah from his confinement in Iraq.

After last month's spotlight on the Jesus work group, the flagship article, Jesus, was nominated for Good Article status after much work from FutureTrillionaire and History2007, and provisionally passed by the reviewer, although they have requested a second opinion. Our many thanks for the hard work that has gone into restoring this article to a quality piece of work.

This month the second largest denomination of Christianity, the Eastern Orthodox Church, celebrates Easter and the death and resurrection of the Son of God Jesus Christ.

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Church of the month

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Wells Cathedral was this month promoted to GA status. Rodw has appealed for any help project members can give to improve this article for a FA nomination.


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. By John Carter


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Featured report; Madonna in the Church, by Ceoil, Truthkeeper88, and Johnbod was promoted to Featured Article status. Crucifixion and Last Judgement was promoted to featured picture status, after nomination by Crisco 1492.

Wells Cathedral, by Rodw, Robert of Ghent, by User:Ealdgyth, Christianity in Medieval Scotland, by Sabrebd, and Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, also by Sabrebd were promoted to GA status.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included Lectionary 311, by Leszek Jańczuk; Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn, by Gerda Arendt; Whalsay Parish Church, by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Dr. Blofeld; Interpretatio Christiana, by Altenmann; First Congregational Church, Salt Lake City, by Orlady; Church of King Charles the Martyr, Royal Tunbridge Wells, by The C of E; First Church in Albany (Reformed), by Daniel Case; Pope Anastasius II, by AbstractIllusions; Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Palma, by Dr. Blofeld, Ipigott, Rosiestep; Colan Church, by Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Ipigott; Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete, Bloom6132, Church of St. Wenceslaus (New Prague, Minnesota), by Elkman; St. Joseph Catholic Church (San Antonio, Texas), by Gilliam; Doubting Thomas, by Johnbod; Robert of Ghent, by Ealdgyth; and Holy Trinity Church, Holdgate, by Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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This depiction of the Crucifixion and Last Judgement was painted by Dutch artist Jan van Eyck and promoted to Featured Picture this month.

Spotlight

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SPOTLIGHT

This month, we turn our attention to the Encyclopedic articles sub-group, which aims to provide "a collection point for lists of articles contained in other reference sources relating to Christianity, which could serve as a basis for developing our own content". Created by John Carter, it is primarily a list of links, red or otherwise, for subjects which have an article in the reference works listed therein. This serves as a very useful list if any project members are "stuck for what to do" and there remains lots of potential for articles developed from this list.

By Gilderien


Calendar
This coming month (end-April through end-May) includes Easter Sunday for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Matthias the Apostle, The Venerable Bede, and Empress Helena.


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Deletion of AppFog

I think AppFog's page is just as legal as pages of Nodejitsu, Heroku, and Google App Engine, they're all PaaS providers, why not allow a page for AppFog?

Mr.TAMER.Shlash (talk) 18:17, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

The make-or-break inclusion criterion is notability, which is the measurement of whether third-party reliable sources exist for the subject of the article. The other articles you pointed to are backed by third-party reliable sources. If you can include third-party reliable sources that provide coverage of AppFog, the deletion notice will be removed. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 18:21, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Never Ever Do This At Home

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I believe it will pass now. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 03:08, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

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Licky Lizard

Hello Blanchardb,

I am new to Wikipedia (that's probably obvious.. I am not sure if I am posting this in the right place) and I have just attempted to create the page "Licky Lizard" for my already published and children's book series. Please let me know what else is required so the page doesn't get deleted.

Thank you, Rob — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slivchak (talkcontribs) 15:14, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

The fact you are the author puts you in a conflict of interest, so you need to tread carefully here.
What is needed is evidence that the series currently meets our inclusion guidelines, which focus on the subject's notability. That is, does Wikipedia even want an article on this series to begin with? The best measurement of notability is the existence of reliable third-party sources about the subject: things such as critical reviews, commentaries by reputable literary critics, news items about the influence the books had on its readers, etc. That's what Wikipedia readers expect to see. If there are no such things in existence right now, then the Wikipedia article on the books will have to wait. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 15:24, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Chai Romruen

Hello, I represent Chai and I started a Wiki page about him. Can you explain me how I can prevent the page from being cancelled? I think I have written a quite accurate page and added references. Many thanks and apologies I am not really that used to write Wiki pages. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndrewFiam (talkcontribs) 17:16, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

I also wanted to add he is starring on a TV series called Mako Mermaids to be released in Australia and worldwide in the next couple of months that's why at the moment there is not much on the internet about him.

Thank you once again! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndrewFiam (talkcontribs) 17:28, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

You must show that this actor currently meets our inclusion guidelines for actors, laid out here. If, as you say, "at the moment there is not much on the internet about him," then that alone is a good reason why there should not be a Wikipedia article about him.
I suggest you find press reactions to the press releases you included as sources, that is, articles written by the press itself in response to the announcements made by the producers. Such responses must make non-negligible mentions of Romruen to be of any interest. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 17:46, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the explanations... I thought what I wrote already met the criteria. If this does not happen, my question is, in case you delete the page will it be possible to open another page of this actor within the next few months? The thing is, Mako Mermaids points here already, so I thought the page was relevant anyway. Thank you for your time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndrewFiam (talkcontribs) 18:06, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello... can this be considered News? It is online and appears when you Google Mako Mermaids http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/32100000/merman-zac-mako-mermaids-32184638-765-1024.jpg Have a nice weekend! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndrewFiam (talkcontribs) 18:56, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

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European Community Shipowners' Associations

Hello Blanchardb,

wouldn't it have been better to contact me before you make a ?

I am almost 50 years old, have studied economics (including logistics). I have never worked in the maritime sector but in other branches and there think I have quite some knowledge there.

Maritime policy is (afaik) no easy subject: there are 21 (!) EU countries who have Shipowners' Associations. Believe me: it's not easy to agree on common interests between those 21 - and very many themes / issues are 'ongoing'. Especially after the 'EU Eastward enlargement' in 2004, this co-ordination has become even more difficult.

Against the background of all this, it seems quite important to me that branches themselves try to coordinate, to find and to establish rules and all that. Shortly: I appreciate the work of the ECSA and of other similar associations (and they work in very difficult surroundings since 'Lehman Brothers' ...)

Can the annual reports of the ECSA I've linked

http://www.ecsa.eu/index.php/annual-report

and their position papers

http://www.ecsa.eu/index.php/position-papers

give you a vivid impression how complex many details are ?

I would appreciate it very much if you could recall your Speedy deletion nomination (SDN) .

If you were a merchant shipping / merchant navy expert, it would be easier for me to understand your nomination ... (or, to give a vice versa example: I would not make SDNs affecting articles about Christianity Topics (although I was an altar server many years ...)

Grüße from 'near Cologne' --Neun-x (talk) 18:41, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

First of all, giving me "a vivid impression how complex many details are" will not affect the eligibility of this article. For one thing, all of the links are on ecsa.eu and not on websites of reliable third-party sources. Second, the goals of the organization are also irrelevant. The article should focus, instead, on which of these goals have been achieved or have resulted in a spectacular failure, as represented, again, in reliable third-party sources. Any mention of a goal that can't be traced to a reliable third-party sources should be omitted, no matter how important you feel they are. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 19:38, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
I am working on it : difflink  :-) --Neun-x (talk) 04:59, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

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Rock the Earth

Hi - not too sure why this page continues to be deleted. It's new content, not taken directly from the website, and it's a nonprofit organization. It's not promoting anything...this is a real organization. And Marc Ross, the founder and executive director of Rock the Earth wrote all of the content for the website, and he's the one that penned — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanmateo107 (talkcontribs) 00:12, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

The language of the article serves to promote the organization. It's the kind of language I'd expect to see on the organization's own website, not in a Wikipedia article. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 00:55, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Hybrid Homes deletion

If I write about Hybrid Cars!! I am sure you will call it promotional too!! I am sick of wasting my time with Wikipedia. Because you guys just delete articles without doing any research. Just find out whether anything by the name of Hybrid Homes exist in the world and whether it is covered in Wikipedia. I have attached several links to the and I dont think I would want to rewrite the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 175.157.129.23 (talk) 05:34, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

ASIS

Hi, Could you please, help in re-writing the article per Wikipedia guidelines? This would be a great help. Warm Regards, --Darkesthoursoflife (talk) 04:58, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Not tonight, but I had already removed the deletion tag before I got your message. I believe it needs a few tweaks and some third-party references, that's all. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 05:02, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Deletion of an article I wrote

Hi, I posted a reply to you on my talk page. Please see it, thanks, Yambaram (talk) 05:13, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Together (2011 film)

Hello Blanchardb. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Together (2011 film), a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 does not apply to movies or TV shows. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 02:20, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

I nominated the article for deletion under WP:PROD instead. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 02:22, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
From the sources given, it appears to be web content, and it is as such that I tagged it A7. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 16:06, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I misunderstood your intention. I thought those were just links to actors' websites or Facebook pages, and that the article (such as it is) is a summary of a film. In any event, it'll be gone in a few days. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 01:52, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

On Land Reform in Developing Countries: Property rights and property wrongs

Hi, I saw that you posted on the Land Reform in Developing Countries: Property rights and property wrongs page which I am working on and put a tag which says that it appears to be written like an advertisement. I have since rewritten it and added some criticisms of the book. I hope that addresses your concerns. I will take the tag you put in away. Please feel free to add to the page! RodrigoRaviera (talk) 11:29, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Actually, it's the section "Reviews" that I'm mostly concerned about. It contains nothing but verbatim quotations from individual reviews, which is not what an encyclopedic article should have. That kind of material belongs on the back cover of the book's second printing. Perhaps if you were to rewrite that section entirely with an introduction stating whether the available reviews are good/bad, and give examples of reviews, with verbatim quotations limited to a single sentence, it would be an improvement. To see what I'm talking about, I suggest you take a look at Wikipedia articles on any blockbuster movie you can think of. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 01:36, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

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Stephen Cole (tenor)

Sir, I just added reference to the Stephen Cole (tenor) page. Please unmark deletion. Sorry for not exactly being a master at all the wikipedia editing rules. I have to work piece by piece. Cheers, Africai — Preceding unsigned comment added by Africai (talkcontribs) 19:51, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated

Hi, I'm Lgcsmasamiya. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, List of Pokémon (650–700), and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Lgcsmasamiya (talk) 02:44, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Raj global technical institute

Although I did end up deleting the page of Raj global technical institute for not having sufficient content, you only gave the page 6 minutes after it was created before you tagged it for speedy deletion. Please give at least 15 minutes- preferably over half an hour- before doing this in the future, so as to not scare away new editors, and allow for content to be added to the page shortly after it is created.--Slon02 (talk) 04:36, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (July 2013)

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July 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the July 2013 issue of Ichthus. We focus on the chronology of Jesus, as well as looking back at the project content improved over the last month.

WP:X has gained another Featured Article, Gospel of the Ebionites, by Ignocrates. The Gospel of the Ebionites is the name scholars give to an apocryphal gospel that supposedly belonged to a sect known as the Ebionites. It consists of seven short quotations discovered in a heresiology known as the Panarion, written by Epiphanius of Salamis, and its original title remains unknown. The text is a gospel harmony composed in Greek, and is believed to have been written during the middle of the 2nd century.

St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn was promoted to Good Article status, as was two other welsh churches, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, and St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch.

The main page also featured several DYK hooks for articles in our project, namely Bob Fu, List of places of worship in Tandridge (district), Catholic Press, Garendon Abbey, St. John's Episcopal Church (Jersey City, New Jersey), Pargev Martirosyan, Praskvica Monastery, Heather Preceptory, St. Augustin, Coburg, Longleat Priory, St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, Christianization of Moravia, Christianization of Bohemia, Repton Abbey, St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch, Medingen Abbey, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, St. James on-the-Lines, and Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch.

Church of the month

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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery is part of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev in Ukraine. It is a functioning monastery that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 367 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Newchildrenofthealmighty, Evenssteven, Kerna96, and FutureTrillionaire. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


Focus on...

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HISTORICAL JESUS

When did Jesus live? When did he die? How do we know? We do, in fact, have excellent information about the time intervals for the life and death of Jesus. As in other people who lived and died in the first century, this gives an approximate date range, but still, give or take 3-4 years and we have pretty good estimates confirmed by a number of really diverse sources, ranging from inscriptions in Delphi to Roman and Jewish sources. The Chronology of Jesus article discusses how a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and Roman sources are used to establish the time-frame for the life and death of Jesus.

And all of his data fits together. For instance, the chronology of Paul had been discussed based on the Book of Acts long ago, then the Delphi Inscription is found in the 20th century in the Temple of Apollo. And guess what.. it confirms it and totally dates his trial in Corinth, which helps reaffirm the date of the crucifixion of Jesus. The same date range is independently estimated from the writings of Josephus on the Baptist's death. And it fits Isaac Newton's astronomical models for the crucifixion date as well as the independent lunar calculations of Humphreys. As that article shows, all these dates just fit together.

From the bookshelf

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Chronos, kairos, Christos: nativity and chronological studies edited by J. Vardaman, E. M. Yamauchi 1989 ISBN 0-931464-50-1

This two volume book (with a very apt title) is gem-filled with scholarly research. Paul Maier's article in the first volume is a classic study on the chronology of Jesus and provides a useful summary of a number of issues.

Did you know...

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This month (July) contains the feast days of Mary Magdalene, and James, son of Zebedee.



Help requests
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BioLumix System Page

Blanchardb,

Thank you for letting me know. I have been taking all possible steps to reduce the amount of promotion. I have changed a good deal of the page to focus it on the technology (which is what I am trying to write the article about), but please give me a chance to change things for the better before you delete the page outright. The article focuses on a technology that holds 4 United States Patents, and is in the process of receiving more, so I believe it is something that is useful to all people in that industry.

-GerardBattersby GerardBattersby (talk) 20:45, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

RV 'Pelagia'

Hello Blanchardb, you have proposed to delete my article about the RV ''Pelagia''. Well the good news is you red it. Of course I disagree with you. For a start there is a complete list of research vessels so only deleting the Pelagia page is not fair to my opinion. See : List_of_research_vessels_by_country Examples : CCGS Hudson or RV_Belgica I also have this article in Dutch, my native language. But we have a lot non-Dutch speaking people on board. That is why I made this page also in English. And before you ask it. The ship is a governmental ship so it is not advertisement.

However i agree with you that some kind of reference is suitable. The problem is I am just crew with as a hobby wikipedia. So my question is, now what? HeinS5 (talk) 21:05, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Basically, you're writing an encyclopedia article, that is, an article intended for people who will never set foot on the ship. So the language spoken on board is of no consequence. What I mean in my deletion rationale is that the article doesn't even state what kind of research is conducted on board, and your only reference is the ship's Facebook page, which fails our verifiability requirements and is also not a third-party source. If you could find a few third-party reliable sources and write a draft from information you can gather in those, that would be a start. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 21:15, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Ryan Rohm

I have added some references and removed the template. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dimension10 (talkcontribs) 04:51, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

RE: BioLumix System Page

Blanchardb, I don't understand the problem. The article gives pertinent information on burgeoning technology that is of importance to the food science industry. It has patents because this is the first system to use many of these technologies, and it is reducing the length of time for microbiology testing from 7-10 days to 48 hours. I have been careful to include only sources that are independent and external, and I have supplied a list of roughly 10 articles, some of which are from peer-reviewed journals, for readers to link to. I am presenting only the facts and I am providing links for the reader to continue to read about the technology in an area that is completely unbiased and states only the facts. What else can I do?

-GerardBattersby GerardBattersby (talk) 21:12, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

You say the information you give is "of importance to the food science industry". What are the reliable third-party sources that agree with you about the importance of this "burgeoning technology"? (Patents are meaningless: they only mean a technology exists, regardless of whether they're useful to anyone.) --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 21:20, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Blanchardb,

I believe that anyone of the following articles from exterior sources will give you an idea of this systems important in the industry. These are not all publications from the company's home state, three are from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands respectively. I have also included journals like NutraCos from Italy, among others. This is an important technology, and I don't believe it is promotional to write an article about it.

http://carpediemcanada.com/benefits-of-implementing-the-biolumix-system/

http://www.claritybio.com/site/activities/microbiological-screening/

http://michiganinnovators.org/interviews/2008/07/ruth-eden-from-20-dollars-to-5-dollars.shtml

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120304/SUB01/303049985/biolumix-tests-help-companies-keep-products-free-of-bacteria

http://www.la-biosystems.com/en/products/sample-analysis/rapid-microbiological-test-systems/176.html?PHPSESSID=f31e727564c5dc66e25dd8e399bc585d

Sorry, but none of these meet our reliability requirements. What we're looking for is coverage from sources that
  • are not affiliated in any way with BioLumix, nor do they distribute or sell BioLumix products; and
  • have an established reputation for fact-checking.
--- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 23:50, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Blandchardb,

Is there anyway that I can get the page up and running if I use the article wizard and ensure that all sources are acceptable?

-GerardBattersby GerardBattersby (talk) 13:09, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Basically, the article should be about how the world at large sees you, not how you would want the world to see you. That's why we insist on third-party reliable sources, and by that I mean the kind of sources in which, if you want anything changed in them, the first step would be to contact your attorney. The sources also have to have an established reputation for fact-checking. That excludes nearly all blog material, especially where the author is identified only by some six-letter username. Basically, it means you have to use sources that wrote about your company without your permission. You have to report what those sources are saying, and you have to resist the temptation of adding anything that can be traced only to your company's literature.
If you can't find such sources, basically that means your product fails our definition of notable and there can't be an article on BioLumix.
Also, please consider our conflict of interest guidelines. While they do not prevent you from writing about the company, they do tell you to be extra careful. That means, if you have any interest of any kind in the company, even as a newly hired employee, then perhaps you are not the right person for the job. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 22:44, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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August 2013 WikiProject Christianity Newsletter

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August 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the August 2013 issue of the WikiProject Christianity newsletter. We focus on the historical Jesus and reflect on the last month.

The project has another featured picture, The ruins of Holyrood Chapel, a digitisation of an oil-on-canvas painting. Our top-importance article, Jesus, has been nominated for Featured Article status, the discussion can be seen here; Knights of Colombus has also been nominated as a FAC.

Ecgbert (bishop) and Church architecture in Scotland have both this month achieved Good Article status.

Our project had several of its articles featured in the main page DYK section, including Hinckley Priory, Little Chapel, St Peter's Church, Ropsley, Chip Ingram, St John the Evangelist's Church, Corby Glen, Great George Street Congregational Church, St Mary's Church, Walton-on-the-Hill and Bunge church.

Our thanks go to all of those who have worked to achieve these article milestones.

Church of the month

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This image, of Maillezais Cathedral and created by Selbymay was this month promoted to featured picture status.

Membership report
We would like to welcome our newest members, Thechristophermorris, Psmidi and Jchthys. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

Focus on...

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HISTORICAL JESUS

What was Jesus like? What did he preach? Did he claim to be the Messiah? Did he predict an apocalypse? What can we know about him outside a religious context? The Historical Jesus article discusses what can be known about Jesus with various degrees of probability. While scholars agree on the over all flow and outline of Jesus' life (his baptism by John, debated Jewish authorities, healings, and his crucifixion by Pilate) they have built various and diverging portraits of the rest of his life. These range from minimalist portraits that accept very little of the gospel accounts to maximalists who accept most of the accounts as historical.

The portraits of Jesus have at times been unwitting reflections of the researchers themselves, and Crossan once quipped that some authors "do autobiography and call it biography". However, the study of historical Jesus has made one thing clear: there is so much to learn about Jesus that the more one looks, the more there is to discover.

From the bookshelf

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Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian's Account of His Life and Teaching by Maurice Casey 2010 ISBN 0-567-64517-7

In this book Maurice Casey not only draws on his special expertise in the Aramaic traditions and the Q source, but provides a comprehensive review of the various approaches to the historical Jesus.

Did you know...

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This month we celebrate the feasts of St Lawrence, St Bernard, and St Augustine.



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Jophen

Please give me more time to finish off the page, or recreate it, and create an article for the artist.TheJoJoFredo (talk) 15:43, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Jack Lake Reggata‎

Hi, please do not delete just mark as draft, i have alot of things to add to this i just am extremely busy Jibsta210 (talk) 16:27, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Help needed

Hi Blanchardb! Oh! I did not see that coming. Is it possible for you to let me know what can be corrected to make that page more encyclopedic. I do not wish to make an advertisement page. So help me and I do not wish to delete this page!! Pacelog (talk) 16:29, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Here are a few pointers:
  • Wikipedia is not about how an organization wishes to be seen by the outside world, but rather about how the outside world actually sees it. So reliable third-party sources should be your primary sources of information.
  • Also, stating the objectives of an organization is widely regarded as inherently promotional. It's better to state past achievements instead, as reported, again, by the third-party sources mentioned above.
  • Finally, as a side note, you don't need to specify what Addis Ababa is. Your article is about an ophthalmology society, not about a city. Readers can always click on a link to get to the article on the city. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 16:40, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok Blanchardb.. I will make the changes and try to make it less promotional by removing third-part sources.. Pacelog (talk) 16:55, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
No, you have to ADD third-party sources. Right now, there aren't any. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 16:56, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
okay!! can you check the page again! I will add more sources.. but does it seem fine for now? Pacelog (talk) 17:01, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Ophthalmology society of Ethiopia

Hello Blanchardb, and thanks for patrolling new pages! I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Ophthalmology society of Ethiopia, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Asserted to be existing professional association. May be a WP:G11, but certainly not an WP:A7? . You may wish to review the Criteria for Speedy Deletion before tagging further pages. Thank you. Shirt58 (talk) 16:38, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

The above is my first use of the "speedy decline" script. It seems rather impolite, or is it actually me being impolite, script or no script? Did it get it wrong? Please let me know! --Shirt58 (talk) 16:44, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
For a moment, I thought I had tagged it G11, but indeed it was as an A7 that I tagged it, on the basis of only 89 members and no third-party sources. After the speedy was declined, I went to Google News to look for sources and couldn't find any in the archives. So I guess this will go to AfD. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 16:47, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Hammerwatch page

Hello !

I've added a review from GameFront in the references on the Hammerwatch page. Will the article be keeped now ?

And sorry for my kind of lame rationale when you put the "proposed deletion banner".

Cheers. Ritouf (talk) 12:10, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

The discussion about this page has been closed as "keep" by myself long before you added that source. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 18:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Wonderslim

Hello Trostle,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Wonderslim for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. - Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 19:57, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Re: Speedy deletion nomination of Wonderslim

Hi Blanchardb,

I apologize the page doesn't meet your standards. My intention was just to create a brand page and slowly build it out. What can I do to improve it?

Thanks!

Trostle (talk) 22:03, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Teoria das Descrições

Could you please untag my page for deletion? It isn't a duplicate from another page it's another page(Theory of Descriptions) translated to portuguese. It's for a college work. Att — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rafaelnns (talkcontribs) 21:41, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Since it's in Portuguese, it doesn't belong in the English Wikipedia either way, since it would have to be retranslated in English (with the content in Portuguese deleted). You might want to submit it in the Portuguese Wikipedia instead. --- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 22:00, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

ok, thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rafaelnns (talkcontribs) 22:02, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

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hello,

i created the Kwame Yeboah (musician) page which was also my first whole page contribution to wikipedia so please excuse any beginners mistakes. i dont see how and where im using primary sources but that is the tag you left me so could you pls specify or remove the tag. thank you. Slkfa (talk) 18:26, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

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I have asked for this to be undeleted, as I think the discussion at Talk:Bab burger is equal to deprodding, with no prejudice to seeing this listed for proper AfD. Piotrus (as IP). --166.104.240.103 (talk) 04:44, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

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