User talk:Boatcolour

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Hey folks. Feel free to get in touch. Add comments from the bottom please. --Boatcolour 19:27, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Matthew Marr[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Matthew Marr requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for biographies.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the article (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the article's talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Dougie WII (talk) 12:10, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

FYI article is no longer a candidate for speedy deletion. Boatcolour (talk)

Elisabeth Hubert[edit]

Could you please add an interlanguage link to Elisabeth Hubert? For more information see Help:Interlanguage links. I am asking only because I have never done this and you indicated on the talk page that an article exists on another wiki ... therefore, you would know just where to link to. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 12:51, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

No problem. I should have remembered. Boatcolour (talk) 13:16, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Thanks for the welcome. I'm hoping this is the proper way to respond with my question. I've read the stuff about biographies of living persons, and it seems ambiguous as to whether unsourced claims which are not overtly negative should be deleted, or just tagged. For example, on Vladimir Putin's page under "Honours" it lists two seemingly notable awards but provides no references. What is the appropriate thing to do in this case? A basic google search didn't seem to turn up much in the way of possible sources. Thanks in advance. Zahnrad 15:00, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem, glad I can help. The correct practice is outlined here Wikipedia:Citing_sources#Dealing_with_citation_problems, if you want me to have a look over then I'll see what I can do. If the awards look geniune then it's probably best to tag the article and draw reference to it in the talk page. --Boatcolour 15:03, 4 December 2007 (UTC)


Thanks, are the two articles I created OK? Just wondering what could be done to improve them, the page formatting guidelines are a bit rubbish. Also am I allowed to friendily warn people for vandalism? Thanks in advance. Pat. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zenofwar (talkcontribs) 17:33, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Just looking over the pages, you've displayed excellent use of formatting (believe me - I know about the guidelines)! In terms of content, both articles look fine. Calcar should pass notability criterion, although BK Forward may need further expansion to meet the guidelines. On the whole good job! Just remember to categorise and add any necessary stubs. And yes you can warn people for vandalism. Glad I could be of help. Any more questions, just ask! --Boatcolour 17:47, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Merging Russian projects into one project - your input requested[edit]

Hi, you are receiving this message as you are a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Russian history. I have made a proposal to merge several Russian related projects into WP:RUSSIA. You can view the proposal at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Russian_history#Proposal_for_overhaul_and_creation_of_a_single_WP:RUSSIA_project. As a member of the Russian history project, your input is requested; so that all editors are reading off the same page please limit discussion to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Russia/Proposal. We all look forward to your input. --Russavia Dialogue Stalk me 10:30, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Matthew Marr[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Matthew Marr, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process because of the following concern:

Unnotable person, had his 15 minutes over a year ago and does not deserve his own page.

All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised because, even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Bacchus87 (talk) 15:08, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Boatcolour! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 2 of the articles that you created are Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons. Please note that all biographies of living persons must be sourced. If you were to add reliable, secondary sources to these articles, it would greatly help us with the current 2,715 article backlog. Once the articles are adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the list:

  1. Claude Évin - Find sources: "Claude Évin" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference
  2. Jack Ralite - Find sources: "Jack Ralite" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 18:10, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Boatcolour!

Thank you for my welcome. Keep in touch!! R — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sir Ross BA (talkcontribs) 22:37, 18 January 2011 (UTC)