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Vasco Road (California) article[edit]

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I have drafted a new article ([User:Bruin2/Vasco_Road_(California)]) and would appreciate some feedback regarding its suitability for upload. I realize that it needs a map, at least, but I have no capability to produce one.

  • I reccomend moving this article to WP:AFC and tagging it for review if you want people to take a look at it and consider it. -- Crazysane (T/C\D) 14:21, 1 September 2010 (UTC)


{{helpme}} I followed your recommendation. The proposed article was moved on September 1. There have been no comments to date. I would like to move it to the main area, since there will be links to several other articles. Please advise how to proceed. Thanks. Bruin2 (talk) 14:31, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Ref. Wikipedia:AFC/User:Bruin2/Vasco Road (California)  Chzz  ►  14:42, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi there.
Could you please edit the page, and put the following code as the first line, then save it;
{{subst:AFC submission/submit}}
That will mark it for a review, which should happen within a few days. Thanks,  Chzz  ►  14:47, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Now in Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Vasco Road (California) and awaiting review.  Chzz  ►  17:27, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

File source problem with File:USS Mississippi (BB-41) 1947-48.jpg[edit]

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  • Corrected Bruin2 (talk) 18:14, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Thank you for helping Wikipedia!  Chzz  ►  17:02, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

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Some Tulsa article suggestions[edit]

Thank you very much for your efforts on Tulsa-related articles; it was certainly a pleasure to see William Skelly come to life this week. If sports topics interest you, one article that is screaming out for help is Tulsa Golden Hurricane football, in which there is currently a four-decade gap between 1968's infamous 100-6 loss to Houston and the record-breaking win in the 2008 GMAC Bowl. More generally, the history of the University of Tulsa is a topic in need of elaboration--this came to my attention after the death of Ben Graf Henneke, and while I was writing an article about him, I collected some sources on other TU presidents, but now I don't have as much research and writing time as I would like, so I would be more than happy to share the research with you if you're interested. Best regards, --Arxiloxos (talk) 20:19, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your post. It's good to hear that somebody noticed.

I'd be pleased to collaborate with you on this or other Tulsa articles. I would defer to others on the Golden Hurricane history. The period you indicated occurred after I moved away from the area, so I have nothing special to contribute. However, I have begun collecting factoids about the early history when TU was formed from the old Kendall College. So, one of my current interests is to expand the Tulsa University History section. Maybe we could move the Tulsa University article up another notch on the quality scale. Bruin2 (talk) 22:37, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Fair enough, and thanks for the response. The Oklahoma Encyclopedia article about TU is a useful outline, but I have a feeling that there are some significant gaps in its recounting of the school's history. Some months ago (while working on the article about Henneke), I collected a bunch of links to articles about TU's history since the presidency of C.I. Pontius, and then ran out of time to do more heavy research. I've put all of that on a workpage, User:Arxiloxos/University of Tulsa history references, and you should feel free to make use of this material as you see fit. (Technical note: The "formatted references" in the bottom section are displayed the way they are -- with a $ sign in lieu of the correct opening symbol < -- so that you can see the content of the footnote; otherwise they wouldn't display on the page. When you want to use one of those footnotes in an article, just copy it and change the $ back to a < and it should work.) Best, --Arxiloxos (talk) 00:28, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
    • Hi Arxiloxos. Thanks for offering me an opportunity to use your Tulsa University notes to move the article along. It's taken a long time, but I wanted to fill in a more complete list of former presidents of the university. That's done, although information about each individual's significance to the school is pretty sparse for most of the earlier ones. Please take a look at the article and let me know what you think. Bruin2 (talk) 14:43, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
      • Thank you for the note and for your efforts; I am glad to see those sources being put to some use. Your continuing efforts on Tulsa topics are most appreciated. I have much less time to spend on Wikipedia these days, and am glad to see you (and hopefully others) carrying the load. Best,--Arxiloxos (talk) 15:51, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! 129.49.72.78 (talk) 22:12, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

W. R. Holway[edit]

I noticed your User:Bruin2/W. R. Holway (Engineer) article since it's already listed in several categories. If you don't want the article to appear in categories before it's ready, put a colon in after the square braces and before the word Category, e.g. [[:Category:Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni]]. You'll still get a blue link to validate the category, but it won't get listed in the cat. Take that colon out when you move the article to the main space.

Some comments on the article:

  • I'd move the notable achievements earlier in the intro, and move the routine bio to later sections.
  • Also I'd rename the article w/o the "(Engineer)". Parenthetical titles are to be used for disambiguation and I couldn't find another W.R. in wikipedia to worry about.

Couple more thoughts:

  • Add {{WPBIO|living=no}} to the article's discussion page, with suitable additional parameters.
  • I see there are a few unlinked references to W. R. already in Wikipedia that will need linking.

--J Clear (talk) 00:25, 7 March 2011 (UTC)


    • Thanks for your helpful comments. I'm ready to move the article to AfC.I think I have addressed all of them except the parenthetical addition to the title. I have no objection to removing that, but I think the action has to be taken by a Wikipedia administrator.Bruin2 (talk) 14:46, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Assuming you're able to move the article from the User: space, you should be able to rename it at the same time and eliminate the (). Never used AfC, so don't know if there's something different about that process. If you have a good article and you feel it doesn't violate any of the pillars (too much), then you could just move it to the mainspace directly. Be bold, as they say. --J Clear (talk) 21:54, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Nice job on this article by the way. It was a redlink the day I created Pensacola Dam but not the next day.--NortyNort (Holla) 09:59, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

W. R. Holway, and a note about notes[edit]

Very nice work on Holway. I've massaged the article somewhat, to fit various obscure criteria at places like MOS:BIO, and I added a little bit of additional information. I'd also echo what User:J Clear said above: now that you're an established editor, I'm not sure that there's any particular benefit in your putting your new articles through the extra step of AfC: you can just take them directly from your user space to mainspace when you feel they're ready.

I also wanted to ask you about the footnote format you're using, with all of the external links placed at the end of the cites rather than linked directly in the footnote text. Is there a reason you prefer to do it this way? If you look around in the footnotes of other articles, you'll note that they're usually done so that the reader can click directly on the name of the source to get to the external link.

For example:

rather than

  • Davis, Kirby Lee. The Journal Record (Oklahoma City). "These Walls: Spavinaw watershed in Tulsa" July 24, 2009.[1]

This also has the benefit the double numbering of the footnotes (one at the beginning, one at the end, sometimes with different numbers), which some readers may find distracting. I don't think there's any rule that requires one of the other, just something to consider. You might also want to look at the footnote generator available at http://toolserver.org/~magnus/makeref.php There's no rule that you have to use the templates generated by that engine (and I personally find them a bit annoying at times), but many experienced editors do use them and find them helpful.

Again, great work. Best, --Arxiloxos (talk) 17:10, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Deletion of user subpages[edit]

Hiyas there Bruin2!

I just removed the User talk:Bruin2/William G. Skelly page you marked for removal. If you need more userpage deletions, it may be more convenient to tag them with the {{db-u1}} template. This will place the article in the relevant deletion categories so that it can easily be spotted by people currently doing cleanups. The template equally saves you the hassle of having to type an explanation along with the helpme template(helpme based deletion request are fine as well, but the DB template is likely more convenient). Just to let you know :). Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 17:54, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Your article has been moved to AfC space[edit]

Hi! I would like to inform you that the Articles for Creation submission which was previously located here: User:Bruin2/Pierce Block (Tulsa) has been moved to Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Pierce Block (Tulsa), this move was made automatically and doesn't affect your article, if you have any questions please ask on my talk page! Have a nice day. ArticlesForCreationBot (talk) 16:20, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Wikiproject Olahoma[edit]

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Hi, Dcheagle. Thanks for your message. I thought I was already on the Oklahoma active list. Apparently not, so I have readded my name. I have primarily worked on Tulsa Task Force topics, and have not paid close attention to broader Oklahoma issues. Bruin2 (talk) 17:05, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia! Shearonink (talk) 22:51, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame[edit]

I see that you are greatly expanding the Oklahoma Hall of Fame article and adding information about being inducted to the inductees' wiki pages. However, I see that in many places, instead of sourcing your addition, you are simply directly linking to a .pdf file.

<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oklahomaheritage.com/HallofFame/ByName/tabid/89/Default.aspx | title=Oklahoma Hall of Fame | accessdate=November 16, 2012}}</ref>

That markup is a reference to the list of hall of fame inductees, accessed on November 16, 2012. Adding that, or something similar, would be great. ZybthRanger (talk) (contribs) 17:47, 16 November 2012 (UTC)


Fred S. Clinton[edit]

I'm about to review Fred S. Clinton is there anything that you would like me to point at for improvement.--Dcheagletalkcontribs 18:24, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. If you have questions or comments about the Clinton article, please add them below. I recall seeing a little more description about Clinton's role in the Sue Bland oil well, but I don't have it at hand right now. It's not really relevant to his medical practice, but it helps show his widespread involvement in Tulsa's early history and development. Bruin2 (talk) 22:07, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
(Tablet edit) Ive compiled a list of things that could be done to improve the article which I will post here once I return to my home computer. For now I have up'd the page to start class.--Dcheagletalkcontribs 22:32, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

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Battle of Devil's Backbone[edit]

What evidence do you have that the location of this site is now in Oklahoma? I cannot find anything to substantiate that claim. Backspace (talk) 02:07, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Backspace. You are correct. I haven't relocated such a source and don't recall why I didn't put in a citation at the time. I conclude it was a gross error on my part and apologize for that. Thank you for catching it and letting me know. I appreciate that. I deleted the incorrect statement and the link to category "Oklahoma in the American Civil War." Bruin2 (talk) 16:12, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

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Question Regarding Overton James Article[edit]

I have raised a question at Talk:Overton James regarding the article you helped create on former Chickasaw Nation Governor Overton James relating to the article I previously created on current Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. Please feel free to read my comments on the aforementioned Talk page for more details. --TommyBoy (talk) 06:31, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Doaksville, Choctaw Nation[edit]

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Isparhecher review[edit]

Hi I'm about to review Isparhecher. I'm just stopping by to ask if there is anything you are looking for it this review.--Dcheagletalkcontribs 06:41, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi Dcheagle,
Thanks for volunteering to review Isparhecher. I don't know whether the person who added the banner had something specific in mind for the subject page, as there was no further information. I have not been successful finding much about Isparhecher's early life, so if you can find anything, that would be a big help. Bruin2 (talk) 14:38, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merger of Oklahoma Territory's at-large congressional district into Oklahoma Territory article[edit]

Hi Okheric, Thanks for your comments on my proposal to merge the two subject articles. I'm glad to see that some Wikipedian has taken an interest. I plan to move forward on this, though it may take a couple of weeks to do so, because I have some other commitments right now. Bruin2 (talk) 22:33, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Your article has been moved to AfC space[edit]

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John Ross (Cherokee chief)[edit]

The Good Article rejection notes are on the talk page and at least one objective hasn't been met, which is to expand the lead. For a large article like this, a larger lead is needed to reflect the article's full content. Okheric (talk) 00:53, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments on the subject article. I have expanded the summary section. I think it covers Ross' life, but I hope I didn't go overboard and make the section too long. Please have another look and let me know whether it now seems to satisfy the requirements. I appreciate your help. Bruin2 (talk) 04:44, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Much better. Thanks. I am not sure whether or not it is too long now, but it certainly is no longer too short. You might use the peer reviewer tool on it once before submitting it for Good Article status again. Okheric (talk) 01:23, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/History of Texas City, Texas concern[edit]

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Overton James Follow Up[edit]

Following up on our March, 2013 discussion at Talk:Overton James, I recently came across information on the Chickasaw Nation Governor's website which seems to suggest that he served as Governor until 1987. Please see the aforementioned Talk page for more details. --TommyBoy (talk) 05:12, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Evolution of Tulsa's Skyline[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Possible GA nomination ofJohn Ross (Cherokee chief)[edit]

I just noticed that you asked about getting John Ross (Cherokee chief) GA nominated again. I have however after looking over the article found a few issues that would need to be fixed before s possible nomination could pass. If you would like I can list the issues I've found so they can be fixed. Once the issues are fixed I think John Ross could strongly pass a GA review.--Dcheagletalkcontribs 04:38, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

I would appreciate your posting your list of issues, so this article can move forward. Thanks for your review. Bruin2 (talk) 15:53, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok let me go over the article with once more to make sure I don't miss anything and then I will post the list where would you like me to post the list here or on articles talk page?--Dcheagletalkcontribs 17:15, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Two history sections in Coalgate[edit]

The article you are working on Coalgate, Oklahoma, has two history sections. Okheric (talk) 21:24, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Article quality ratings are not "C"[edit]

The articles that you are marking as "C" rating...are not "C" rated, because they don't meet the first sentence of the "C" description, which is "The article is substantial". Those articles are NOT substantial! See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Oklahoma/Assessment#Quality_scaleSbmeirowTalk • 13:17, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/US Guideline for guideline for US City articles. Notice how little those Oklahoma articles have compared to this guideline....thus is why they aren't "substantial" nor "C" rated. • SbmeirowTalk • 13:25, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

City articles[edit]

I notice you are working on the county articles and thought I would offer an idea. Instead of listing the cities, it seems like the preference in terms of how they are treated in GA and FA articles is paragraph form with a bit more detail under a subsection entitled Communities under Geography. What do you think of trying to do this in the county articles? I have done it for one or two, but thought I would seek your input before going further. Okheric (talk) 15:42, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for soliciting my input on your suggestion. I see no downside to listing communities contained by the county under the Geography section. I have some reservations about the paragraph format, since many counties have quite a few communities. I do favor subdividing the community list into Cities and towns; Unincorporated communities; Census designated places and Ghost towns or former communities. See Cherokee County, Oklahoma for example. You said that you had tried the paragraph form for a few counties, so could you send me a link for these. I want to be sure I understand what you are recommending. Cheers. Bruin2 (talk) 00:28, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ames crater[edit]

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DYK nomination of Robert Galbreath, Jr.[edit]

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DYK review[edit]

Aye Bruin2, thanks for your review of Template:Did you know nominations/1930 Graf Zeppelin stamps and your kind words about the article. Just thought I'd pass on some advice about reviewing. Instead of outlining all the various points, in full wording and in list form, you might want to summarize things a bit and just make the statement with a couple of sentences. e.g. Instead of saying:

  • It was nominated within 5 days of completion;
  • It exceeds the minimum 1500 characters length requirement.;
  • The hook is short enough and meets formatting guidelines;
  • etc...

You could have said:
Article is long enough, hook is interesting, short enough and sourced. Was expanded fivefold less than five days before nomination. No MOS issues, images all check out, no copyvios and no duplicate or disambig links. Good to go.
You also don't have to mention "neutral and does not comment negatively on living people" unless they are issues that need to be corrected. This is the way most reviewers do it, and it takes up much less space. That's my opinion anyway. Again, much thanks for your time and effort. GREATLY appreciated. All the best. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:27, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

RfC for Media Viewer[edit]

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DYK review[edit]

Hello, and thanks for reviewing Template:Did you know nominations/United States Custom House (San Ysidro, California). There may be a problem with your review, though: part of the review process is to approve the hook, especially to verify that the hook is cited in the article. You approved the nomination, but you also expressed some doubts about the hook: whether it was cited, or whether it was even true. I suspect they will raise questions about that when they come to move the DYK into the queue, because right now it is confusing. Could you please take a look at my comment at the nomination, and then either indicate that the hook is OK, or else change your review from "approval" to something less than approval - something that acknowledges you have questions about the hook? Thanks, and sorry to have to bother you about this! (P.S. Any additional comments from you should be added below my comment; you shouldn't change your initial review.) --MelanieN (talk) 14:39, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Woodward Park (Tulsa)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:23, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Galbreath, Jr.[edit]

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DYK review, again[edit]

Looks like I need to ask you to take one more look at Template:Did you know nominations/United States Custom House (San Ysidro, California). Several alternate hooks have been proposed; people need to know if you approve the alt hooks. It would be helpful if you would state a preference for which hook you like the best, although if you don't have a preference, you can leave the choice of a hook up to the person who promotes the article to the queue. Thanks! --MelanieN (talk) 18:19, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Lake Murray (Oklahoma)[edit]

Never move a page from article space to your own userspace. If you want to work on the page with editing the actual page, then copy, not move it. Bgwhite (talk) 05:35, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Philcade Building[edit]

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Your submission at AfC Alsuma, Oklahoma was accepted[edit]

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Nice work! You are welcome to create articles outside of AfC of course! --j⚛e deckertalk 14:12, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK Carnegie Library (Guthrie, Oklahoma)[edit]

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Please see new note on DYK template. Yoninah (talk) 21:17, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Philcade Building[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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The article could use an image and some more inline cites, but overall I want to say nice work with Te Ata Fisher! Tina Gasturich (talk) 21:14, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Carnegie Library (Guthrie, Oklahoma)[edit]

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DYK nomination of Lake Murray Meteorite[edit]

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DYK for Lake Murray Meteorite[edit]

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DYK for Guthrie Historic District (Guthrie, Oklahoma)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:04, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Stub Contest[edit]

Hi and thanks for entering the sub contest - not sure if you saw the rules but the idea is to expand and reference stubs quite a bit. Thus articles like Adair Park (Stilwell, Oklahoma) and Arrowhead State Park need to be expanded quite a bit, and ones like Anadarko Basin and Adamson, Oklahoma are too big to begin with. Not sure what you want to do, but expanding those and removing ones that are too big in the first place of the list would be helpful. There is a really cool tool called this script (most accurate) or this one or this tool. Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Cas Liber. Thanks for your comments and corrections. Yes, I did read the rules, but obviously I did not understand them. I am working now to undo all of the stubs that I thought met the rather vague requirements for Start class. Perhaps there are more precise definitions for moving an article from Stub to Start somewhere in Wikipedia that I have not found. I am still puzzled about how an article can be too big to make such a move. Hereafter, I intend to leave judgments about quality and importance to the administrators, as I don't want to create additional work for someone else to clean up. I'll just stick with adding to content whenever I find something tha might be useful to an article. Bruin2 (talk) 16:47, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
The lines between stub and start can be very woolly, and really the templates are supposed to be a pretty loose guide. They are of very little importance to readers and have been used by me as shorthand for what is essentially a contest about improving some of the shortest or nearly-shortest-lacking-referenced articles here. If you want help adding the above tools to the left-hand column I can help, though it is a bit involved, otherwise no big deal. cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:05, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi Bruin. A quick note to say that as of this evening you've got 30 points - there's three days still to go, so if you've any more to add please get them in soon :-). I've gone through your list and about a dozen of them are still eligible for the contest with a bit of expansion - the rest were generally too large to begin with to qualify for the contest. Thanks for the contributions! Andrew Gray (talk) 22:53, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Oklahoma Barnstar[edit]

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We say "A-YIP-I-O-EE-AY" for your many contributions on Oklahoma topics, including your recent creation of Oil Capital Historic District (Tulsa, Oklahoma) --Arxiloxos (talk) 16:03, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Arxiloxos, Thank you very much for the Oklahoma Barnstar Award. That was a wonderful surprise and I am very proud of it. Bruin2 (talk) 22:20, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Stub contest[edit]

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Ambush of the steamboat J. R. Williams[edit]

Hello, Bruin,

I have left a driveby comment on the above DYK nomination. I believe it would behoove you to address the concern I commented upon. Once you have done that, I may be interested in completing a review of the article in question. Quirks in history, such as this incident, fascinate me.

Thank you.

Georgejdorner (talk) 15:36, 11 October 2014 (UTC)


Hello, Bruin,

I have just reviewed the above. Unfortunately, it seems to have failed DYK nomination because it was not expanded 5 times. If you have some other provision of DYK under which it qualifies, please call it to my attention, and I will re-review.

Please do not be discouraged by this failure. There is a knack to DYK that may take a couple of attempts to master.

Georgejdorner (talk) 14:26, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi Georgejdorner, I may be mistaken, but I thought the 5X expansion applied only to articles that were previously posted in mainspace. Pe the article History, I started it in my user space back on September 9, when it had 3772 bytes. The article had 10,700 bytes when it moved from User space Bruin2 to mainspace on October 5. So, I think it meets the new article criterion. Does this satisfy the expansion criterion or have I misintepreted it?

I am looking for the proper citations you requested. Bruin2 (talk) 18:05, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Bruin2, I wasn't sure whether you'd noticed, but there has been further action on the DYK review. You are quite correct that the article is considered new as of when it was moved to mainspace, and that it is clearly new enough and long enough for DYK—I'm afraid that Georgejdorner wasn't aware of that aspect of the newness rules. However, there are other issues that need addressing, beyond the as yet unmodified sourcing. Please stop by soon; it has been over nine days. Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:45, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, I am happy to see there is still interest and activity on this article. Thanks to you and Georgejdorner for resolving the timeliness issue. I've been sidetracked by a couple of other issues the past few days, but would like to resume moving this forward. I plan get back to fixing the references cited by Georgejdorner this evening. Bruin2 (talk) 15:56, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Bruin2, it's been more than another week, and the basic issue behind the "term paper" designation has not yet been addressed. This is critical: the template seems justified, and it means the article doesn't qualify for DYK in its present form. Are you planning to rework the article soon so it's more encyclopedic? Please respond to review issues on the DYK review itself. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:00, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
BlueMoonset, I have rearranged the text of the article to move the description of the specific assault immediately after the summary paragraph. I think this addresses the organizational issue you had mentioned. The background discussion now comes next. Would you please look at today's revision to see whether this resolves the term paper issue? I had previously added a couple more in-line citations to the text. I look forward to your comments. Thanks for your help. Bruin2 (talk) 21:11, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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It's been over a week since I left the above message. If you're not going to respond on the nomination, can you let me know so I can have someone else look at it? Thank you. APK whisper in my ear 06:29, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Adah Robinson[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Ambush of the steamboat J. R. Williams[edit]

Bruin2, Did you do a QPQ for the DYK? I fixed your citations. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! I am trying to move this along. 7&6=thirteen () 13:36, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Bruin2 If you did the QPQ I would be pleased to give this an affirmative review. It's older than the hills. 7&6=thirteen () 17:11, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your message. I did a QPQ which you can find at Template:Did you know nominations/Cape Santiago. It was a little challenging to locate, but I did find it. Apparently the nominator lost interest in the DYK, but the nomination page still existed today on Wikipedia. If that one is not satisfactory, please look at one of the other DYK reviews listed on my user page. Bruin2 (talk) 22:03, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Apparently they are now moving on this. I would have reviewed it, but they seem to think I am some sort of cocreator. If you choose to make me one, please let me know. I would be grateful. 20:27, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
I've done a major rewrite. Still needs some polishing I think. Please take a look and see if we can reorder this some more. One paragraph needs a citation. 7&6=thirteen () 00:54, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Bruin2, All paragraphs have citations with the small exception of the first paragraph in the "Background" section. Someone will complain about this. Find a citation, please. 7&6=thirteen () 14:36, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Added a proposed alternate hook, which would need your approval. 7&6=thirteen () 16:01, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Bruin2, I think the first paragraph under Background needs, as I've recently said on the nomination page, a citation for the Civil War info (the uncontested control of the river and feasibility of resupplying via it), not for the stearn-mounted paddlewheel or the wood-fired boiler. This is now the oldest outstanding DYK nomination, so you need to do something about this soon. Given the broad nature of the claim, I would hope it was easily confirmed in a secondary source. Thanks for taking care of this one outstanding matter. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:50, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Creek Council Oak Tree[edit]

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DYK for Adah Robinson[edit]

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DYK for Creek Council Oak Tree[edit]

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Battle of Middle Boggy[edit]

Hi- I notice you've done some editing on this one recently. Various folks have noticed that the name of the battle is incorrect (listing it as "Middle Boggy Depot.") I did a review of this in talk and proposed changing the name. I wondered if you might care to comment? Red Harvest (talk) 05:01, 3 January 2015 (UTC)


DYK for Ambush of the steamboat J. R. Williams[edit]

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DYK for Livermore Carnegie Library and Park[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Marsh Creek State Park (California)[edit]

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DYK nomination of John Smith Zink[edit]

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DYK for Jack Zink[edit]

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Help with Aubrey McClendon?[edit]

Hi Bruin2, I noticed your username on the list of active editors on WikiProject Oklahoma, so I'm hoping you might be interested in helping out on an article I'm working on. I'm seeking some improvements to the article for Aubrey McClendon, an Oklahoman businessman who is CEO of natural gas company American Energy Partners, LP and founding CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and I'm looking for editors to review my suggestions.

Up front, I should say, I am working as a paid consultant to Mr. McClendon, so I'm not making any edits and instead hoping to discuss changes here due to my conflict of interest. An editor has already reviewed my proposed new draft for the article and was largely positive, although they did have concerns about one section. Unfortunately, they've not been back online since I asked if they could give more details so that I can work on updating the draft. Unfortunately, they've been offline for a few weeks now, so I'm hoping that others can review it, too. If you're able to, it would be much appreciated if you can take a look at what I'm proposing and share any feedback. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 19:14, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Hey there, I'm still looking for help with this article and would love your input if you have time. No worries if not, just wanted to give you a quick ping to see if you were available. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 14:47, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: James H. McBirney has been accepted[edit]

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DYK for Chilly McIntosh[edit]

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DYK nomination of John Martin (judge)[edit]

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Bruin2, your response is needed on the nomination page. Please give this your prompt attention. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:11, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


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DYK for John Martin (judge)[edit]

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DYK for Kathryn J. Whitmire[edit]

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ALT1 ...that the election of Kathryn J. Whitmire as mayor heralded a major change in the political structure of Houston, Texas?

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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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DYK for Kathryn J. Whitmire[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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DYK nomination of Finis Alonzo Crutchfield, Jr.[edit]

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Bruin2, there are new issues that you need to address. Please stop by as soon as possible. Many thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 04:42, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
There's a new question that you need to answer, so please stop by soon. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:42, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
The feedback you requested has been given. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:33, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
This is the oldest nomination at DYK. As such, it needs more prompt attention than you are giving it. We expect to hear from you the next time you edit. Thank you for your attention here. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:25, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
The reviewer has pointed out that the original issues surrounding OR have not been addressed in three weeks, and recommends closing the nomination. If you wish to avoid this, prompt action is needed. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:58, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
A new post from the reviewer, responding to your latest post. Please stop by again. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:39, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Camp Napoleon Council[edit]

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Bruin2, I just noticed that you drafted a reply to this review in your sandbox, though you haven't posted it anywhere. To answer your question about the expansion, the DYK rules WP:DYK state the following, in the Eligibility criteria, under 2) Long enough, subsection b): DYK articles may freely reuse public domain text per Wikipedia's usual policy, with proper attribution. However, because the emphasis at DYK is on new and original content, text copied verbatim from public domain sources, or which closely paraphrases such sources, is excluded both from the 1,500 minimum character count for new articles, and from the ×5 expansion count for ×5 expanded articles. Since the Text of the Compact, Signatories, and marker inscription are all quoted—that is to say, copied directly from other sources rather than original—it does not count, and wouldn't even if the material was not in the public domain or otherwise free. (If it weren't PD or free, of course, that large a quote would be forbidden under WP:NFCC rules.) The same is true for all lists and tables, which are not considered prose by DYK: the DYK character count only counts prose characters. As Cwmhiraeth notes, the current expansion is from 1359 (prior to January 8) to 3191 prose characters. Given the base of 1359, you would need an article that was 6795 prose characters long to get to a 5x expansion, or another 3604 characters. If you think you can (and wish to) accomplish such an expansion in a timely fashion, please let us know right away. Otherwise, I don't see any choice but to close the nomination. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:47, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Guy T. McBride (February 29)[edit]

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DYK for Finis Alonzo Crutchfield, Jr.[edit]

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DYK nomination of St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Krebs, Oklahoma)[edit]

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DYK for Will Rogers Memorial[edit]

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DYK nomination of Pawnee Agency and Boarding School Historic District[edit]

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Bruin2, last call to address the issues on this nomination. Thank you for giving this your prompt attention. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:29, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

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Fourche Maline[edit]

Would you consider moving the archaeology material to the Fourche Maline culture article and expanding it? Since there is already an article about that and this one is supposed ot be about the river. Heiro 17:26, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment. I will make the move you suggested. Somehow, I had missed the FM Culture article previously. Will take some time to incorporate the new info, as part of the section is already covered by the existing article. I will also rename the existing Fourche Maline article to include River in the title, to clarify the topic for other readers.Bruin2 (talk) 23:43, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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Carolyn Mary Skelly[edit]

Hey.

Just wanted to see whether you would be interested in adopting the article Carolyn Mary Skelly, since, back in 2011, you created the article about her father William Skelly. Bobbykelleyfl, who is claiming to be her great great grandson, already created the article, and he has done a good job with it, but since there is a conflict of interest, I was wondering whether you'd be able to assist him. The article isn't bad as it is, just needs some minor fixes.

As someone who believes in being welcoming to new editors, I took it upon myself to message him regarding that, but it seems he's either too frustrated, or just giving up.

Thanks in advance.

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McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System[edit]

Thanks for all your work on the McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. I made a few edits to the table, and will try to find a way to shoehorn Wilbur D. Mills Dam into the article (it's officially part of the system but has no locks). Cheers! Magnolia677 (talk) 00:25, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you for your message. Originally, I had submitted this article as a draft, but was notified that the reviewer considered the subject lacked notability. I then revised the draft in an effort to clarify why I thought the subject was sufficiently noteworthy to appear in Wikipedia. I resubmitted my revised version in January 2017, expecting it would either be approved and moved to the mainspace, or else I would learn specifically what criteria the reviewer used to make his/her ruling. However, I have heard nothing since.
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Railway Exchange Building (Muskogee, Oklahoma)[edit]

I'm curious where you got that this was built in 1912. The NRHP nomination form doesn't give a date, and the source you added says it was built before 1907. kennethaw88talk 05:31, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

Oh, I see now, the other nomination form does say 1912. Never mind. kennethaw88talk 18:08, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

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Oklahoma Geological Survey[edit]

I had originally intended to write a lot more about the agency as part of my Oklahoma earthquake-related efforts, but I guess I never got around to it. The article is a lot better than it originally was, so thanks for your contributions! Master of Time (talk) 02:31, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

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