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Barack Obama presidential acceptance speech, 2008[edit]

Could you explain what this was all about? Everyme 21:10, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I thought the reference was fairly self-evident, but I've added two references. Does that answer your question? Brettalan (talk) 01:50, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Absolutely, sorry for bothering you. I didn't recognise the reference and overeagerly assumed a bit of a joke because it wasn't mentioned in the source next to the assertion. All cleared up now, thank you. Everyme 11:21, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Tagging of Tagged[edit]

Re [1] – well said. Just letting you know I've created an off-line draft of an AN/I report; if this nonsense continues, that may be the next step. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 06:57, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the support - it is appreciated Ucanlookitup (talk) 07:54, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks guys. Adrian, it looks like we may need that report. Brettalan (talk) 01:52, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
This is getting ridiculous. I was saying to Ucan before that I'm not sure ANI would be helpful – issues that are complex or that concern mainly content can end up simply ignored, and this is both. But the constant going around in circles wastes time and risks contributing to burn-out, though you've been incredibly patient so far.
What I'm thinking is that it may be useful to create a FAQ, similar to what's at Talk:Evolution or Talk:HIV. The idea would be to address often-repeated questions as objectively as possible, refering closely to Wikipedia policies and guidelines. Then, when someone asks a question related to what's in the faq, rather than repeating ourselves over and over again we can simply refer to the faq. A faq may also be useful for any future ANI report, as it would be much easier to show someone was being disruptive if their "arguments" failed to address a succinct and compelling faq answer, rather than expecting admins to wade through the gigantic Talk:Tagged and its archive. I've started an off-line draft, but I doubt I'll get time to finish it til Sunday. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 14:25, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
It's worth a try. Ultimately I think it's a question of whether or not the dispute is a good faith disagreement, or simply COI editing. Either way, though, we should make our point as clearly as possibleUcanlookitup (talk) 22:04, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
You've got mail. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 07:43, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Tagged article notice[edit]

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WikiProject The Beatles[edit]

AbbeyRoadZebraCrossingRevisited.jpg Hi! I've seen you around on The Beatles' articles... Would you consider becoming a member of WikiProject The Beatles, a WikiProject which aims to expand and improve coverage of The Beatles on Wikipedia? Please feel free to join us.
Abbey Road... You're not in this picture... yet!

Best, yeepsi (Talk tonight) 17:34, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Chicago barnstar![edit]

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Thanks for your message on Twenty 1. My primary focus is on biographies, and I'm working with some artists to have a comprehensive representation of their lives. Nowadays I'm mainly working on all things Chicago and I just wrote Walfredo Reyes, Jr.. I'm considering the possibility of starting a Chicago task force at least for a time, but let's see if we can build a body of citations, reviews, stories, and sales figures if you're interested in committing resources to the articles about the band! Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 20:49, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request[edit]

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Thanks...I meant to check on the link before posting but forgot about it. It's fixed now. Brettalan (talk) 09:13, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

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