User talk:Canadian Paul/Adminship to Third Year

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A Barnstar!
The Golden Maple Leaf

For your patience and dedication in going over (and over) the WP:CANADA assesments, I offer you this golden maple leaf. Keep up the good work. --Qyd (talk) 21:17, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Wow, what a nice surprise, thank you very much! I see that we're almost back to 100 in the backlog... I'll start helping with that tomorrow. Cheers, CP 22:40, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Your RFA was successful

Congratulations, I have closed your RfA as successful and you are now a sysop! If you have any questions about adminship, feel free to ask me. Please consider messaging me on IRC for access to the #wikipedia-en-admins channel. Good luck! --Deskana (talk) 22:26, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll need it! Cheers, CP 22:41, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll make a fantastic sysop. Jack 22:53, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Congrats! Good luck. :) —Anas talk? 23:24, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
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The admin trophy! Use the tools well :) Dihydrogen Monoxide 02:03, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Marie Bremont.

Hey congratulations! Anyways, 1 of the oldest person in the world, Marie Bremont, her entire article was forwarded to an article listing the oldest supercentenarians of France. Each supercentenarian had their own paragraph or 2, and if they had their own article, it included main Article: etc. Forwarding Marie Bremont to another article kind of makes her non-parallel to the rest of the oldest person in the world. I went to you for this since you seem to be the admin that knows and contributes the most to the supercentenarian articles. Neal (talk) 23:15, 17 November 2007 (UTC).

Hmmm... I'll look over the whole scheme sometime soon (I'm about to go out at the moment) and I'll leave a note with Brown Haired Girl once I figured out what's going on. Not to say that I don't approve of the idea, but it is a bit strange that someone who was once the oldest person in the world became a redirect... but only because I suspect that there would have been sufficient sources for her to have her article. I will take a look once I can devote the time to it (tonight or tomorrow). Cheers, CP 23:19, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Looks like I missed the boat (literally). I'll check it out now. Cheers, CP 23:39, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Sigh, so much for the wonderful game of go who gets to Google it. Neal (talk) 01:24, 18 November 2007 (UTC).

About your RfA

The admins' T-shirt. Acalamari 23:47, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations on your successful request for adminship. I am glad you passed, and you are welcome for the support. For information on using your new tools, see the school for new admins; you will find it very useful. Good luck! Acalamari 23:47, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I loved the thank you template too! :) Acalamari 23:47, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Oooh. Thanks for the link, was very helpful! Cheers, CP 00:24, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the thanks, Mr. Paul. I very rarely vote for RfA's, but I usually watch it. Saw your name in their with a few others I recognized and cast my vote. I've seen your name quite frequently changing "-" to the appropriate length "—" for "recent deaths" and think that is classy gnoming. It's so trivial but IMO, the trivial stuff, made uniform, is what makes for a great encyc. The key to good gnoming, and to a good encyclopedia, is to be invisible to the average reader, not drawing attention to one/it self. Best of luck to you with your new mop and buttons. Keeper | 76 01:40, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Reverting your userpage

I did not change the actual content of your page. All I did was make sure that all the links go to the right page. I would appreciate if you reverted it yourself. TJ Spyke 23:53, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

I wasn't looking for pages that had the redirects. I'm just running AWB and one of the pages that popper up was yours. I am always careful in the rare cases I edit someone else's userpage, I figured you wouldn't mind since anybody who looks at your userpage will see the exact same content (like how removing "_" from internal links doesn't change the actual content). TJ Spyke 00:02, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Congrats and a suggestion

Hey there. I've been away, but I see you got your mop. Congrats! Since you seem to be burning through CAT:CSD, may I suggest you load User:^Demon's deletion script into your monobook.js? It adds a menu for reasons for all WP:CSD deletions and puts the standard message into the reason window when you delete the page... which is also handy for when you delete attack or copyright pages since you don't want any of the article text to appear. A link to the text to add (and proof that I added it to my own monobook) is here}. -- Flyguy649 talk 05:21, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip! I remember the day when I used to be good with computers and such... anyhow, I shall get it working and start using the script right away. Thanks again for the tip! Cheers, CP 05:43, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
I almost cried when I tried it! Well maybe not, but it is totally useful. Happy deleting! -- Flyguy649 talk 05:52, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of Ligunga

You may have deleted this page Ligunga when it had but one line, just before I had a chance ten minutes later to add 15 more lines. By then, the article would be reasonably useful a description of a location mentioned in an authoritive source namely Railway Gazette International. This article in RGI mentions 20 places in east Africa where new rail lines are proposed, only some of which have pages of their own, with links to map references which helps to see what is going on. It might be added that rail lines on existing maps are rather difficult to follow. Hence the need to create new pages for the townships that are not already covered. Assembling all the cross references as well as latidutes and longitudes represents a fair bit of effort and I am not completely happy for it to be in vain. Can Ligunga be put back? Tabletop (talk) 05:39, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Mmmm... Salty.

No objections here, although hopefully he'll get the warning I left for him after the last round. Better to get the point across rather than have him pick a new title. (Although I imagine that would earn him a vacation though. Cheers, --Bfigura (talk) 07:24, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Fedora again :)

Hey Canadian Paul. Would you mind taking a look over the Fedora article again? I've been on another editing spree today, and I just wanted a second opinion before I considered nominating it for GA. Cheers! ~~ [Jam][talk] 11:49, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, I will check it out a little later today. Cheers, CP 16:46, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
There is no rush - whenever you get chance to check it over and decide whether or not it is GA nomination worthy is fine :). Thanks. ~~ [Jam][talk] 17:01, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and congratulations on becoming an administrator. I hadn't realised you had become one - head in the sand and all that ;). ~~ [Jam][talk] 17:04, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Hey, totally forgot about this... sorry... will check it out when I get back on Monday. Cheers, CP 07:08, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
Not a problem - enjoy your wikibreak :). ~~ [Jam][talk] 10:06, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your comments. I'll see what I can to improve the article :). ~~ [Jam][talk] 18:43, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA (reply)

Congratulations! Don't hesitate to ask for help if you get stuck, even admins run into situations and get confused. Try out the new admin school too! Once again congrats! Happy editing! Lradrama 12:26, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


Please allow me to ask about your edits e.g. here: Mark Huizinga. "Born in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Huizinga won the gold medal in the men's under 90 kg class at the 2000 Summer Olympics by defeating Brazil's Carlos Honorato by ippon." Do you really think, that sentences like these are a inprovement of the quality? I known, that you love the style from WP:DATE, but is there no other way? To be born anywhere and to win a gold medal in one sentence... Isn't it possible to create two sentences? Doma-w (talk) 19:23, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Oh yes! It looks better now! I know, that it is hard to improve an article with only one or two sentences... But I think we will find a way. (Maybe the easiest is to write only: He/She was born in XX.) Thank you very much! Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 20:52, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, but I have a question again... :) Is it allowed to put two lines between the article and the "stubs"? I ask, because seconds after I have added a second line you have reverted back to one line... For me the "stubs" are not part of the article and so I think it looks nicer to have more space between... (Some editors put also a "< br >" between, which gives two lines) There are still so many things unclear (and a guideline with WP:Olympics is impossible!) and I think it is much better to work together instead of against? Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 22:08, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Many thanks for your answer! I think I have found the section [1]. And I think, when my English is good enough, it says, that ("...It is usually desirable to leave two blank lines between the first stub template and whatever precedes it.") two lines are better?
There is another style question, which I do not know... When the text began with e.g.: Alexandr Vladimirovich Popov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Попов) (born February 22 1963) wouldn't it be nicer to avoid the two brackets and merge them to: Alexandr Vladimirovich Popov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Попов; born February 22 1963). Do you know if this is allowed? Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 00:12, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, I have also not known if one or two lines are better, but you have known where to find the answer. :) Hmmm, I prefer the version with only one bracket, because the original birth name and the date of birth are very close for me... I think we will also find a common way for this "problem". Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 00:27, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

John Babcock GAN on hold

Good article on hold GA on hold — Notes left on talk page. Nehrams2020 (talk) 19:32, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the review! I will begin addressing the concerns soon! Cheers, CP 20:21, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


I was thinking we could take it to AfD so it could be deleted and salted if he recreates it? Or is that a bad idea? Amaryllis25 "Talk to me" 21:43, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi Canadian Paul, first off, congratulations. I hope you find the tools useful. I also have a small favor to ask. You might have noticed that your nomination was one of several others I made over the last two weeks, this was partly spurred by the threat of IPs being allowed to create new pages, but also has a more general objective. This other reason was that I have been a little disturbed by a growing attitude that admins are more than just editors with a few more buttons on their toolbars and are instead "senior editors" with greater authority. I think that the best way of dealing with this idea is to greatly expand the pool of admins to include a wider diversity of the pool of editors.

Since you have now passed the selection, would it be possible for you in turn select and nominate some people you trust? I'd suggest aiming for about three over the next month or so. Of those who are selected, could you ask them in turn to select and nominate three candidates. Such a chain of trust should result, over time, in a greatly enlarged pool of admins from a wide variety of backgrounds and thus provide a simple and effective way of spreading the responsibility - perhaps to the point where becoming an admin is seen as normal and expected, rather than a major achievement. I hope you'll be able to help me with this. Thank you. Tim Vickers (talk) 05:28, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

That would be great! Thank you. Tim Vickers (talk) 05:37, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of Fabian Akerstrom

Hello Paul, guess you did not see the {{hangon}} template which was added to the article less than an a hour ago. I suggest you to take a look at the time when the {{hangon}} is added and give a considerable time range for the author to modify before you take this hasty deletion. No offence. Paul Chakola (talk) 06:13, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the insight. I will keep that it in mind next time. Cheers, Paul Chakola (talk) 06:32, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
In fact I was bit frustrated, because it was my the first article to be deleted. But no issues now.

Thanks for the concern. You are doing a great job as an Admin. Cheers, Paul Chakola (talk) 06:49, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Official Invitation to GA Sweeps

I would like to invite you to participate at GA Sweeps. We decided it's time to give GA a good sweep to ensure the qualities of all GA articles. You recevied this invitation because we felt that you can improve and uphold the quality of Good articles. This is the reason why only experienced reviewers who are established (trusted) within the project should participate in this sweep initially.

Please take a look at the project page and see if you wish to participate in the Sweeps. OhanaUnitedTalk page 20:45, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Sure, I'll have a look at it a little later today! I should warn you that I'll be off Wikipedia from Wednesday through Sunday though. Cheers, CP 22:22, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Will give a reply by Monday. Cheers, CP 07:08, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
First, put your name in participants page so that we can keep track of the record. Then go to sweep list and find yourself a topic category that hasn't been reviewed by someone. To avoid any confusion or overlap, we tend to let one reviewer in one category unless conflict of interest occurs (for example, you wrote that article that you're about to sweep). Since you mentioned about sweeping Middle East and the World and it's not taking, you can take that category. Once you finished one category, you may take another. Because every day new GAs are listed constantly, we will be doing sweeps off of this edit version of the list of Good Articles. Drop me a message on my talk page if there's anything that is unclear. OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:52, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Ultime Grida dalla Savana review

I went over each of your points and have an update:

  1. I also did this in the Cannibal Holocaust article, and you're the first person to mention it. I'm unsure how the guidelines "feel" about this, but it's always been the way I've done film articles. If you feel it should be changed, I'll change it. Personally, I think it helps the flow of the rest of the introductory sentence.
  2. If there was anything that anyone said about this article, I knew it would be this. I've intended to add a synopsis section (which is what I'd make the heading), but, to be honest, it's really gonna be a bitch. First off, no other documentary article is a featured article (at least that I've seen; I haven't checked again in a little bit), so I don't have any direct guide to follow. Second, this film is very choppy in its presentation; it cuts to random, new situations every few minutes. There is very little continuity between segments (other than the hunting aspect), which would make a synopsis basically, "The film shows this. Then it shows this. Then it shows this (etc.)." I will add a synopsis section.
  3. I noticed only three one/two sentence paragraphs; the first I incorporated into a larger paragraph. The second and third, however, are part of the same paragraph, seperated by a block quote. Stylistically, this is acceptable.
  4. You're right; I've fixed this.
  5. I'll try to come up with a citation for this, but I'm afraid that it will be a sequence of grey market sites showing that VHS available for purchase.
  6. I've added citations to this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Helltopay27 (talkcontribs) 03:36, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Excellent. Will check it out soon. Cheers, CP 04:19, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Replied on article's talk page and will check out progress on Monday. Cheers, CP 07:08, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Jamie Lynch - Deletion

Why did you delete this page? You have no right to delete meaningful and true posts however small they are

Actually, CP has the right (and the responsibility) to delete any article that satisfies the requirements for deletion. Mr Which??? 19:29, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

What's your take on the notability of George Carlo?

It feels a bit like a vanity page to me, but I'm not sure. As you speedied the Pacific Boring, Inc. article that I tagged earlier, I wanted to get your take on this. I was going to AfD it as non-notable, but decided not to do so. Someone wikilinked this article to the Science and Public Policy Institute, as he founded an organization of the same name, but he has nothing to do with the actual (and much larger) SPPI. My gut tells me someone's trying to make a mountain of this professor, when he resembles more of a molehill. We can't have articles on every single professor who has a book published, can we? Your input would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Mr Which??? 19:27, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I think that I'll let it ride for now. As I said, it feels like a vanity page to me, but if you feel it had a greater than 25% chance of surviving AfD, then I'll save my boldness for another day. I want to be a measured editor, so that when I make those bold moves, they are respected because of their rarity. Do you mind if I run a potential AfD candidate past you from time to time, to get your opinion? Mr Which??? 00:31, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Nommed Alice2 for speedy

Was I too hasty? It seems a prime candidate. Mr Which??? 01:21, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Never mind. That was very fast. Guess I should just trust my instincts on it. Mr Which??? 01:22, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

paul burns (footballer)

hi i noticed you veto'd the nomination for Paul Burns (footballer) to be speedily deleted. I understand that this is a redirect but i have edited all of the links containing Paul Burns (footballer) to Paul Burns and so there is no need for the page or the redirect. Is it possible I can nominate this page for deletation again? y8c (talk) 12:38, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Gotcha. Gone now. Cheers, CP 06:02, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Template:Projectnl

I've deleted it, now I'll just tag it as being complete at WP:CANADA/A. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 00:54, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Dead skaters

Sorry, I don't have any specific information about those people. I'm trying to fill in some missing facts as I find them in my reading, but I don't have time to do any real research. Dr.frog (talk) 03:35, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Ah okay, thanks anyways! Cheers, CP 03:41, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


Dear CP,

With reference to your question on the death of Oleg Gazenko, I got the new from the following site: The date of his death was mentioned on this site (in Russian):, and is also included here:

Cheers, Louis —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lewis007 (talkcontribs) 11:29, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:PPAP

Template:PPAP has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. — Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 16:23, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Key (company)

After some expansion and finding additional sources, I have once again nominated the company for GA. You said to drop a line your way once I did on the talk page. I look forward to your review.-- 04:28, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Spiffy. Next on my review list is Clark Gable, but I'll take a gander at Key after that! Cheers, CP 04:52, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Have reviewed the article. Looks great except for two small concerns that have been left on the article's talk page. Cheers, CP 05:49, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

December to Dismember (2006)

Thanks! :) Davnel03 09:32, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Removal of talk page content


A quick question and it's not related to deaths or next year's list(s)!

Would you agree that all off-topic content should be removed on sight from talk pages? I've been browsing a few lately and many have so little to do with improving the article that they just get in the way. What is your view on this? Thanks. Whitstable 15:21, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for that. It's certainly an interesting one - I've in the past tried to stop talk pages such as Human penis size becoming agony columns for paranoid teens! Whitstable 17:26, 1 December 2007 (UTC)


No, it was not on purpose, one of them should be "Canadian TV shows". Thanks. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 17:24, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Ultime Grida dalla Savana, Part II

I've finally added the synopsis and have re-nominated the article for good article status. A quick look again would be appreciated. Helltopay27 18:36, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Right now I'm committed to Overlord (2007 video game) as my next review, but I will make this film my next priority afterwards. Cheers, CP 18:37, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Question about an user's activity

While I was going through your Middle East sweep category, I went to Execution of Saddam Hussein‎ and found that, like you said "a POV tag was added yesterday, but no explanation as of why". I found out the tag was added by PolkovnikKGB. [2] I went to this editor's contributions and found that in the total of 5 contributions this editor made, 4 are related to challenging NPOV of articles. 2 of them are done by adding {{POV}} and 2 are made by creating a new section in the talk pages. This looks supicious to me, as this editor is quite familiar with Wikipedia in a short period of time.

Anyways, back to topic, do you think the POV tag on Execution of Saddam Hussein‎ should be removed? OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:24, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Ouch, I remember when I had food poisioning, my stomach was so upset that I stayed in the washroom for a whole hour. Don't worry about sweeping if you're busy in real life. I got university exam from the 8th to the 17th (my birthday, isn't that suck when you have exam on your birthday?) so I will be off Wikipedia too (hopefully). Get well soon.
By the way, how do you feel about Sweeps? Do you think it's a good or bad idea to limit the sweeps to experienced reviewers in initial phrase? OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:42, 3 December 2007 (UTC)


Hey Canadian Paul...I notice that you removed a post entitled Trapeze Media for bltant advertising...while it isnt, I would like to know the inconsistency of the Wikipedia guidelines in so far as wikipedia entries for "crispin porter + bogusky" or "taxi" are concerned. It would seem to me that these are identical type postings and that you have unduly singled Trapeze out as not being a valid entry. Can you please explain your rationale and whether you are, in some way, biased? 15:02, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Seeing as how I must have deleted that ages ago, no, I can't tell you why I deleted it because it was so long ago. I haven't "unduly singled out" anything though, seeing as how someone else had to tag it first before I would have deleted it. I'm not biased because I don't know or care what Trapeze Media is. Chances are, it was written like an advertisement and therefore was deleted. If you wish to create an article on it that's not written like an advertisement, feel free, although make sure that everything is sourced by reliable, third party sources that are independent of the subject of the article that you are creating. And remember to assume good faith, because assuming that other editors are biased against you is poor editing practice. Cheers, CP 15:41, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
You deleted it last week...7:12pm on November 20th. Is that ages ago? And the entry reads no differently than TAXI's Or Crispin Porter Boguskys or a million other agencies you have on Wikipedia and, as such, I am confused about the uneveness of the guidelines. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:56, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
Seeing as how thousands of articles are deleted daily, yes, that is ages ago. If you feel that other agencies read like advertisements, feel free to nominate them for speedy deletion as well and they will be reviewed by myself or one of my 1500+ administrative colleagues. Alternatively, re-create the article on "Trapeze Media" (which according to the logs never existed), being sure to abide by the guidelines at WP:N and WP:SPAM. I would like to help you more, but I cannot find any indication that an article by the name of "Trapeze Media" ever existed. Cheers, CP 23:31, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Paul....if you do a google search, it clearly indicates it was there and then when i go to the deletion log it indicates you deleted on XX date. I am not sure if you can find it again...but if you can and are able to tell me what was "blatant advertising" about it, we did follow N and Spam, I just dont want to make the same mistake again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:11, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
I figured it out - the word "media" was not capitalized. Anyhow, having reviewed it, I stand by my decision. It was blatant advertising with no assertion of notability. It addresses the reader, which is not appropriate for an encyclopedic article, is continually refers to itself as the "fastest growing company" which, even if true, should be reworded more encyclopedicially, it contains a laundry list of services and key clients without prose, which is blatant advertising, and the history section was written as a list, rather than a selection of prose. It reads like what I would imagine the company's website reads like. Please see an article like Key (company) for an example of how an encyclopedic article on a company can be written. Cheers, CP 16:46, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter for December 2007

The December 2007 issue of the WikiProject Good Articles newsletter has been published. Comments are welcome on this, as well as suggestions or offers of assistance for the January 2008 issue. Dr. Cash 00:30, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Talk Page Guidelines

Sorry Canadian Paul I didn't know you arn't supposed to do that. I wasn't trying to raise the issue ether. I was trying to get someone else to reassess the article because there is a new WikiProject called WikiProject Canadian Territories which could probably make it a higher rating. I agree that many readers will probably not be familiar with the topic, but people in Nunavut or any other places in the Arctic will probably have more knowedge about subject. Black Tusk 02:37, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Live Free or Die Hard GA hold

I believe I have addressed the issues you raised in the review. It's funny that you pointed out many of the issues that I continually point out to others when I'm reviewing articles. It appears I'm having other do as I say, not as I do. By the way, when you delisted British Empire for sweeps, you didn't add an article history and the GA template is still on the talk page. Just wanted to point it out if you forgot. Anyway, let me know if the issues need to be addressed further, and thanks for reviewing the article. --Nehrams2020 05:26, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Indeed I did forget. Thanks for pointing that out! Cheers, CP 05:51, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the pass and for helping to improve the article further. Good work with your reviews, and I apologize for taking your top position for GAN Reviewer of the Week, I'm certain you'll get it this week. But I will give you a run for your money later this month when I have time off for school. I'm hoping to knock out a lot of the GA sweeps articles and help with the backlog as much as I can. --Nehrams2020 07:27, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
No worries, I haven't been pulling my weight lately! I'm not sure I'll get it this week, or even this month, do some kerfuffelling with my classes... but like you, my goal is to work on both sweeps and the backlog as much as possible once I get to my actual break. Cheers, CP 16:47, 4 December 2007 (UTC)


For the update :) Somehow, I thought the backlog was to be updated only after the article had been reviewed, not placed under review (yes, that doesn't make much sense). Best, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 17:51, 7 December 2007 (UTC)


Thanks. Tim Vickers (talk) 23:20, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Alberta Diploma Exam

I noticed your rating of Alberta Diploma Exam. I think it should be elevated to Mid-importance. Alberta is the only province to continue to have standardized testing throughout the whole education system. Its controversial role in providing rankings for schools and its ability to consistently lower marks (prevent grade inflation) relative to the rest of Canada is significant in university candidate selection. I hope you reconsider the rating of this article. Billscottbob (talk) 00:26, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Done. I saw no reason not to oblige such a well-reasoned and friendly request. Cheers, CP 00:28, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. Now if Alberta Diploma Exam could magically develop itself. Billscottbob (talk) 00:36, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

GA Review

Thanks for doing the GA review for The Profit, and offering some good suggestions. I have taken action on all of your points, except for expanding the plot and then summarizing that expansion in the lead. I will do my best to work on that within the seven days allotted, it's difficult to find sources describing the plot in a banned film, but I know there are a few more sources out there that I have not used yet. Cirt (talk) 11:03, 8 December 2007 (UTC).

List of centenarians

It's been generally held at FLC that each page should be referenced separately, if only because that avoids people making random additions to lists and never bothering to provide a proper reference if that would have been necessary. Either a few references account for the entire list (List of mammals of Canada, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score), or each entry is referenced independently (lists of LGBT people, List of basil cultivars, Timeline of peptic ulcer disease and Helicobacter pylori). The latter is particularly frequent for people who share a characteristic other than an office or award. Nothing, of course, prevents you from using a single reference for many people, or reusing the appropriate reference from the people's article, but it is not generally possible to "skirt by" criterion 1(c). Circeus (talk) 05:12, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Makes sense. Thanks for the advice! Cheers, CP 16:45, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Leonid Hurwicz

Hello CP. I read your GA review on this article-- thank your for your edits and suggestions. I agree with some points and disagree with others. I posted my comments at the talk page. This is not a request for reconsideration of your review, just a notice that I responded to your comments, in case you no longer have the page watchlisted. I do not know whether the article's principal contributor will go further with another GA review. Regards, Kablammo (talk) 19:23, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Will check it out later. Cheers, CP 20:52, 9 December 2007 (UTC)


No worries CP, I'll get to them soon. I just got sucked in to refurbishing Domestic sheep, and was delinquent in my reviews. See you around, VanTucky talk 19:30, 9 December 2007 (UTC)


Well I added the caption and the ref to start with. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:30, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Responded on talk page. Cheers, CP 02:34, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Oho. Updated. I'll need some help with annotating the registration thing. I don't know how it's done. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:55, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Beat you to the response. Cheers, CP 02:57, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Erik Herseth

From here and here. He was also an opera singer. Gh (talk) 07:43, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Size of List of centenarians

The page is so big now, 100KB. I think it needs a lot of attention when it comes to its big size. On your ToDo list, #1-8 are all done and #9 is something I object to because it makes the page even bigger, and so what about #5?? Discuss what the best solution is when it comes to #5. Georgia guy (talk) 17:34, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Adolf Möller

The DoB aand DoB can be found in several book by Erich Kamper&/Bill Mallon like "The Golden Book of the Olympic Games" or "Who's who at the Olympcis". By the way, may be you allow me to ask you if it is possible for you to add two blank lines when you add a stub? Thanks and kind regards Doma-w (talk) 18:06, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Is this helpful? [3] Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 23:07, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Re: Sydenham High School (Ontario)

Hi. I think this is a valid stub. The policy on WP:STUB says that a short stub should have "valid notability". IMO, it has valid notability since there are many other articles on high schools that have survived notability scrutiny , and this HS is just as valid as any other. It may need a bit more expanding, but I would maintain it so that it can be expanded.BC (talk) 20:19, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Your message to Jayjg

Re your message of Dec. 7 on User talk:Jayjg: Jayjg has not edited Wikipedia since Aug. 4, 2007. However, I notice that someone has unprotected the page you referred to (1920 Palestine riots). --Coppertwig (talk) 01:08, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Whoops, shows how much I pay attention! Anyhow, thank you for pointing that out! Cheers, CP 16:35, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Carmelo Bertolami

Sorry for my slow response, but see my belated reply at User talk:BrownHairedGirl#Second_Opinion.2C_Rather_Than_Discussion_At_WP:BLP. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 15:11, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

GA Review

No worries. On this one, it was actually nice to have two GA Reviewers comment. Gives more feedback for the editors on where to improve the article. Cirt (talk) 17:05, 12 December 2007 (UTC).

Locked article

Wow, that was a long time ago. I've been away from Wikipedia since just after it was locked. It appears to be unlocked now, are there any more issues with it? Jayjg (talk) 03:12, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm going to be going over it for GA Sweeps soon and I'll make note of any problems with it. Cheers, CP 05:34, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Garry Moore

Hi. I know you failed the article, but I have fixed all of the things you said were the reasons why it failed in the past two hours or so since you reviewed it. Could you look over the article one more time and tell me if it looks fine? I'll just re-nominate it if it does. Regards, FamicomJL (talk) 05:24, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

I will have another look soon, but even a quick glance tells me that there are still problems with the article. Cheers, CP 05:32, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Birthplace entangle with birth date

This can be deleted after a timely delay from a reply. You (most definitely correctly) changed my movement of a birthplace for Tony Malinosky. Is the page for Billy Werber correct as that was what I was the type of information I was aiming for and the main reason I moved it. I typed in several celebrities (e.g. Bill Clinton and found that birthplaces are not typically mentioned with birth dates. Is this the standard? I did not see it mentioned in the WP:DATE link you sent me. Also, if this is not the correct method to do this please let me know Autkm (talk) 06:21, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

You deserve a barnstar!

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Nice work with your improvements on Moses Hardy! The article now qualifies as B-class, and, with further work, it could go even farther. Here’s a barnstar! Green caterpillar (talk) 01:44, 15 December 2007 (UTC)
I'll second that :) Well done ! --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 17:58, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Same here. Neal (talk) 04:07, 16 December 2007 (UTC).

Tommy Mulgrew

Thanks for the note. I've changed the article name to the name he was more commonly known by and beefed it up a bit. Google comes up with a few hits for Tommy Mulgrew, but my references are mainly to Saints' related books. I hope this helps. --Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 06:51, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Jonathan Witchell

I created this article but unfortunately mispelled the man's first name. I'm a complete newbie at this - how can I correct this? Or can you do so? Should be 'than' not 'thon'.Be best (talk) 16:56, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

No hard feelings

Hey, it's cool, man. I didn't mean to attack you or anything, I just feel so passionate about things, sometimes. Anyway, I know it wasn't your fault, so no hard feelings; peace, man.--Tainted Drifter (talk) 07:04, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Carlo Orelli

I never said it should be deleted; I said I thought it would be marked for speedy if certain NP patrolers were to stumble across it on new pages. I did that little experiment with Random article one day when I was feeling discouraged by seeing trigger-happy NP partolers in action. Good job expanding it though! It would definitely survive NP now. It's quite interesting now. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 00:35, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Dayz of Our Livez

Hi, could you please restore this prod-deleted article? The prod concern was illegitimate. It is neither a non-notable song, nor by a non-notable band; it was a single released by multiplatinum rappers Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Chubbles (talk) 23:32, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

GA Review for Palestinian cuisine

I've reformed, expanded, cleaned up any unreferenced material and tried hard to eliminate original research as well as some other minor edits for the Palestinian cuisine article. I'm not going to renominate it just yet, I just want your opinions on the changes so I know the article is changing for the good. I based a lot of it on the Italian cuisine article. Cheers! --Al Ameer son (talk) 18:27, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Will take a look at it later today. Cheers, CP 18:28, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Season's Greetings

May this season bring you success, good times and happiness. Looking forward to working with you in the future.
Hαvεlok беседа мансарда 07:15, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

DYK: Carlo Orelli

Updated DYK query On 26 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Carlo Orelli, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Happy Boxing Day! --PFHLai (talk) 19:16, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

A request for your consideration regarding CAT:AOTR

...My guinea pigs and the "A"s having felt this message was OK to go forward with, today it's the turn of the "B"s and "C"s! I'm hoping at least one of you chaps will point to their own criteria instead of mine :)... it's flattering but scary! :) ++Lar: t/c 17:01, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Will definitely draft one up, though I want to see how the CfD goes first (not that it effects the criteria, just my formatting of it). Cheers, CP 18:17, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Willem Winkelman

Hi! I have found his data here: [4] Kind regards and :) Doma-w (talk) 20:39, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for your review of Karen McDougal. The first Playmate article to achieve Good Article standing. I have learned a lot from the process. I may actually get a user account in the near future. Again thanks! (talk) 16:44, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem, thank you for helping improve it, all I did was criticize! I am a bit surprised though that it's the first playmate GA. Cheers, CP 18:21, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Fritz Halmen

Hi, you can remove Fritz Halmen from your list of possibly living people. Unfortunately, he died five years ago. I have updated the page accordingly. Kind regards (talk) 22:02, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip! He shall be removed shortly along with some others that I've discovered are deceased. Cheers, CP 22:04, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 30 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Russell Jump, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Maxim(talk) 01:29, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

The Carpenters

The nominator asked SandyGeorgia to close the FAC, so the article can go on GAC. --Kaypoh (talk) 08:16, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Deaths in 2007

  • You make a wise suggestion, and one i will definitely be trying to heed. Cheers. tomasz. 19:06, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 30 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mark Matthews, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Wizardman 19:37, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


Hi! Do you think there is a possibility to bring James Barker (athlete) back after the speedy deletion? There have been enough discussions, that all Olympic competitors are notable... Kind regards and :) Doma-w (talk) 01:06, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks for your help to bring back Mr. Barker! Kind regards Doma-w (talk) 01:21, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


I debated with myself for a (short) while over that one, I figured that being eliminated in the first round really didn't garner him any notability. Thanks for telling me, I of course won't undo your deletion, understanding where it came from. Regards, Keilanatalk(recall) 01:12, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm tempted to pull a rouge deletion because that policy is stupid beyond belief. If you don't mind... Keilanatalk(recall) 01:30, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
That's ridiculous, they all should be nuked. They probably aren't going to ever be covered in reliable, third party sources, so, Olympic athlete or not, they don't meet WP:BIO. Keilanatalk(recall) 01:40, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
I went rouge and deleted that one, I'm tempted to find all the others and nuke them. I probably won't, but I'm sorely tempted. You're absolutely right, it's ridiculous. Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)? Keilanatalk(recall) 01:54, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
Would you help me propose the revising of that criterion at the village pump? I mean, I'll do it anyways, but I'd appreciate your help. Would you? Thanks for your support. Regards, Keilanatalk(recall) 02:04, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
What I'm looking to propose is effectively that athletes are not at all exempted from WP:N, WP:V and WP:BIO, no matter what precedent is. I really want to just nuke the articles, but I doubt that'd go over well. I'll post on the policy village pump soon, comment at your leisure about whatever you feel like/have time to comment on. Thanks so much. Regards, Keilanatalk(recall) 02:11, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

James Barker (athlete)

I did not know that, but I am not surprised. I suppose it isn't a terrible yardstick for athletic notability. Thanks for the heads up. Ford MF (talk) 01:14, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 31 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Al Suomi, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Royalbroil 13:58, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


I hear you. He'd been deleted from the main article, so I was just bringing it up to speed. Czolgolz (talk) 18:19, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Is this reliable enough for you, dear Paul? Extremely sexy (talk) 00:58, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Bart, a web forum is not a reliable source. You ought to know that by now. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:34, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
It's not a web forum at all, hence: pay attention. Extremely sexy (talk) 11:53, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Well in all fairness, this looks like a website for a local news something, which would be good enough for his death, but I'm not sure it's enough to base an entire article on. Actually, I'm fairly certain that it's not. Cheers, CP 01:36, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
So it's a good reference for his passing. Extremely sexy (talk) 11:53, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the GA review. miranda 23:12, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Just doin' my job ma'am. Thank you for writing an article that was so easy to review! Cheers, CP 00:25, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Tetsuji Takechi

Hi, CP. Thanks for the review! This is my first experience with GA, so I was looking forward to some input from an experienced reviewer. My Internet access is very limited, but I will try to address all the points you bring up, which I feel will certainly improve the article. Cheers! Dekkappai (talk) 18:15, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi again, CP. I've gone through the article and made an effort to address all the points you brought up at the GA review. Please take a look and let me know if more work needs to be done. Cheers! Dekkappai (talk) 18:26, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Right. Will check it out shortly. Cheers, CP 18:35, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Hi again, CP. If you look at Talk:Tetsuji Takechi, you'll see I've addressed all the citation concerns, and given my reasoning. Looking forward to wrapping this up! ;) Regards. Dekkappai (talk) 22:26, 4 January 2008 (UTC)



In this obit, it says "Sunday".

I don't know which one is right.

Daniel —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dlippman (talkcontribs) 01:13, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles January Newsletter

Happy New Year! Here is the latest edition of the WikiProject GA Newsletter! Dr. Cash (talk) 03:54, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Arabic problem

Hello CP, could you possibly have a look at the arab news sources mentioned on the Tamer Hosny AfD. We need someone who can read them and give a quick assesment on whether Hosny is notable by wikipedia definitions. Oh, and a belated Happy New Year to you. RMHED (talk) 15:51, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

I will try and have a look at it shortly. Cheers, CP 18:41, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Could you please explain more fully?

Could you please explain more fully where you got the 1929 birthdate? I know the DoD routinely fudged their estimates of birthdates of the youngest, and most elderly, Guantanamo captives.

But, I think if we don't have a reliable source for other dates we have to keep using the DoD estimate. I don't think we can even drop any stronger hint than calling it an estimate, if we are going to comply with WP:NPOV and WP:NOR.

If you have a source, by all means let's use it.

Razzak testified before his 2006 review that he had not received any letters, and had no idea what happened to his family. Do your new reference state whether the Red Cross able to find his family, once he became sick?

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 17:54, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

OK, thanks for the timely reply. The reference in Deaths in December 2007 was a DoD source. It said he was 68, which is consistent with the DoD's estimate published in May 2006. The DoD killed that page and replace it with this one, which doesn't state an age:
I am going to change all the age references in the article to match the estimate published in 2006.
Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 19:23, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

The Table on your user page

I just noticed ... I'm honored! [5] :-) --AnonEMouse (squeak) 20:29, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

My first GA

I'd like to thank you very much for reviewing my first GA, and for doing such a thorough job CP. Thanks to you, this has been a positive learning experience for me at Wikipedia. Cheers! Dekkappai (talk) 01:07, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for writing such a good article! Cheers, CP 01:08, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

About Maria Diaz Cortes

Thank you very much, Paul. Actually, she's sort of a hindrance, because Maria is living in sub-human conditions in a decayed area. But as far as I know, she owns a valid ID card stating her birthdate is Jan 4, 1892. Spanish ID cards are compulsorily created out of civil birth documents. There have been several confirmations of such a fact in the Spanish media, but I don't know how to further confirm it. MaeseLeon (talk) 22:00, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: GA Sweeps

Just go to a new category and start reviewing, since we're playing a catch-up game at the moment. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:39, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: Moraff's World Cleanup

No problem about the Moraff's World cleanup. The article was clearly authored by someone "into" the game, a characterization I could not willingly apply to myself when playing the game on its first release. Although ... I am tempted to fire it up in a fit of nostalgia now. D. Brodale (talk) 23:02, 7 January 2008 (UTC)


I am not familiar with criteria and process on wp:en.
Do you think this : 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandate Palestine could be labelled GA ?
Thank you,
Ceedjee (talk) 09:45, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

I will check it out shortly and see whether or not it would be a plausible GA nomination. Cheers, CP 19:08, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your constructive comments.
1. The lead needs to conform to WP:LEAD. Specifically, it must adequately summarize all of the major points/headings made in the body of the article, which it does not come close to doing.
Would this fit the requirements : [6]
2. Far too much uncited material: the entire "Background" section is the most obvious one, but there are many more throughout the article. As a general rule of thumb, the minimum level of citation should be one per paragraph. As this is a controversial subject, however, it may require far more.
Yes. Of course.
That should not be a problem.
3. All one-two sentence paragraphs that are not leading into a block quote need to be either expanded or merged, as they chop up the prose far too much and make it difficult to read.
4. The embedded lists under "Intervention of foreign forces in Palestine" need to be converted into prose.
Are you sure ? I think were typically in this case : However, it can be appropriate to use a list style when the items in list are "children" of the paragraphs that precede them. Such "children" logically qualify for indentation beneath their parent description. In this case, indenting the paragraphs in list form may make them easier to read, especially if the paragraphs are very short.
More, it is not a good idea for the same reason put forward in point 3. It will be difficult to read...
Cheers, Ceedjee (talk) 09:05, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
It's up to you to do what you want with my suggestions. I didn't give it a full review and I'm certainly not acting in the capacity of a GA reviewer (there are probably a dozen more issues that I neither caught nor looked for). At this stage, it's just my unbinding opinion. It needs a lot of work before it can be nominated for GA. Cheers, CP 19:38, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

David Mitchell

David Mitchell (actor) - I have made the changes you requested, thankyou. Gran2 07:44, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Great. I will check it out shortly. Cheers, CP 07:49, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Winona Ryder

Hello! I've addressed all the problems with the Winona Ryder article, and have found all citations. If you could review this article once again, that would be much appreciated. Thanks, Disco dog23 (talk) 03:35, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Sounds good. I will review it again shortly. Cheers, CP 04:02, 10 January 2008 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 10 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Planet of Dinosaurs, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--JayHenry (talk) 06:36, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Review request

Hi, I don't know if you take requests for reviews, but I was wondering if you would mind taking a quick look at the Hockey Hall of Fame, which is part of WikiProject Canada. I feel the page is almost ready for an FAC, but it just needs to be looked over by some others. So if you could take a look, especially at the "Gil Stein controversy" which I just added, it would be much appreciated. Thanks, Scorpion0422 06:43, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for taking a look at it. -- Scorpion0422 17:41, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Stig Claesson

I noticed that you deleted the article Stig Claesson, claiming she wasn't notable. I was going to assert the significance but I had a few other real-world thing to attend to. Would you please undelete the article? Editorofthewiki (talk) 22:49, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Palestinian cuisine changes

Hate to bother you with this, but would you mind taking a look at the Palestinian cuisine article? I've completely reformed the page, expanded and broadened its context and severely eliminated original research. I've verified the page explicitly. As for the History section, I managed to add some brief information as it is all I could exploit from the source. The Classic Palestinian Cookery book might have some more info, but I'm waiting on another user (who is ordering the book and may have already received it) to see what he can find. I was hoping on nominating the article for GA review by Sunday, however there is no official deadline obviously. Cheers! --Al Ameer son (talk) 03:18, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I had a flight today, so I'm a bit tired to be doing stuff that requires more than minimal brain power tonight, but I will have a look at it tomorrow. Cheers, CP 03:19, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

No problem at all, have a good rest (= --Al Ameer son (talk) 03:52, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Hey, regarding Winona Ryder

An editor and myself have fixed all problems, so its up for reviewing! Thanks, Disco dog23 (talk) 14:25, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I will check it out shortly. Cheers, CP 17:43, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Citation requirements

From WP:VERIFY: "All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged should be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation." And the nutshell synopsis says, "Material challenged or likely to be challenged, and all quotations, must be attributed to a reliable, published source." It is highly unlikely that the completely factual information in Mary Carter Reitano's biography about her Grand Slam record is "likely to be challenged," and that information to date has not been challenged. Therefore, I believe your reliance on WP:VERIFY for requiring citations in her article is wholly erroneous.

From WP:BLP: "Editors should remove any contentious material about living persons that is unsourced...." It is highly unlikely that the completely factual information in Mary Carter Reitano's biography about her Grand Slam record is "contentious." Neither you nor anyone else has yet contested the accuracy of that information. Therefore, I believe your reliance on WP:BLP for requiring citations in her article is wholly erroneous.

And even if your reliance on these principles were not erroneous, what about WP:IAR?

Because I believe your reliance on WP:VERIFY and WP:BLP is erroneous in this instance, I also believe your warnings to me are equally erroneous. Nevertheless, I am going to add citations to Mary Carter Reitano's article to satisfy your (in my opinion) unjustified concerns and then remove the tag you placed on that article.

Maybe this is just me, but I believe it would be helpful for you to re-read what you wrote during your Rfa: "For me, helping keep experienced, highly contributive and knowledgeable editors on the project is just as essential to improving Wikiquality as working on an article myself. I am, of course, not talking about just blocking whoever is harassing users that I think are just trying to good. In fact, a block is something that should only be used in a situation where it is absolutely obvious that it is required, when you can employ it and not have even a modicum of hesitation that you may not be doing the right thing for the situation. ... I'm not a big fan of even mentioning the possibility of a block...." Tennis expert (talk) 22:51, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Response left on User talk:Tennis expert. Cheers, CP 23:17, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Requiring references or citations when there is no reasonable need for them creates work for the very limited numbers of conscientious tennis editors who try extremely hard to keep these articles in a presentable state. And the tag itself motivates people to delete valuable information or make other adverse edits. So, yes, there is a serious downside to tagging articles unnecessarily. I invite you to add citations and references whenever you believe they are needed instead of tagging articles and then moving on (what I call "drive by tagging"). Do you add an unreferenced tag to every single article you encounter that does not have a reference? And finally, when I tell you or anyone else "message received," I am not saying "message ignored," which you apparently thought I was saying. Tennis expert (talk) 23:29, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Response left on User talk:Tennis expert. Cheers, CP 23:47, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Batman Returns

Thanks for reviewing. I just want you to know I finished with the suggestions. You can take a look at it and see if there are further details you want. Wildroot 16:55, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Excellent. I will check it out shortly. Cheers, CP 23:56, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok now I think it's ready. User:Wildroot 17:23, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

SummerThunder - Unknow Rebel from Beijing (sic)

Caught User:Innerchado and Unknow Rebel from Beijing in bed together. Blocked the user as a sockpuppet, protected the redirect for the article. Since you've been dealing it with it, thought you might want to know. Cheers, CP 05:04, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Looks like he's giving it to you now. Luna Santin seems to have stomped this latest sock. --Dynaflow babble 09:58, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

GA review on Alioramus

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your GA review on Alioramus. If you think of other things which need addressing, or other concerns, please do not hesitate to bring them up on the talk page. Best wishes and happy editing, Firsfron of Ronchester 20:15, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Naruto: Clash of Ninja Review

I believe I've addressed all your concerns. Cheers, Sephiroth BCR (Converse) 21:13, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

I think I've resolved your remaining concerns. Cheers, Sephiroth BCR (Converse) 01:10, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
Excellent. I will check it out very shortly. Cheers, CP 01:14, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

your comments on WT:GAC

Have a look at this. the page was removed from GAC. actually i needed some time for a bit formatting, but for a very very long time no body come up for reviewing it. thanks, Sushant gupta (talk) 15:25, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Thunderball (film) GAC

See if all your requests were fulfilled. igordebraga 22:04, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I will check it out shortly. Cheers, CP 23:50, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Fixed the refs, removed another image - but I don't know if the lead should be expanded - the other 007 GAs don't have information on music on their leads, casting is only when new Bond arrives; Effects, I don't know if is necessary. igordebraga 20:12, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I will check it out shortly. Cheers, CP 21:20, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
All is done. igordebraga 23:38, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

The semi-protection of the Brad Renfro page

Thanks for protecting the article - it was getting a bit nuts there. Even though this is a common thing - people vandalizing a page upon someone's recent death - I'm still amazed at what people will do. Ultatri (talk) 01:10, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I was just trying to clean it up and I kept getting edit conflicted by vandalism. Then I checked the edit history and realized the the last 50 edits were just vandalism and reversion with maybe one or two good edits in-between. I only protected it for a week though... I'm hoping it will die down by then (no pun intended). Cheers, CP 01:11, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

GA review of Alphege

I hope I addressed all the issues you brought up, but please let me know if you found more! Ealdgyth | Talk 04:46, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I shall check it out in a few moments. Cheers, CP 04:52, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Bill White (footballer)

I've replied on the talk page - apologies for not responding earlier, I missed your message on my talk page as it came in the middle of a deluge of bot messages about missing Fair Use Rationales from images I uploaded about a year ago!

All the best, ChrisTheDude (talk) 08:14, 16 January 2008 (UTC)