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- Thanks! I lived overseas as a child so I wasn't aware of these incidents, and Richard Gee's death drew my attention to it this week. --Canley (talk) 22:47, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
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Advice on 2 articles pls
Hi Canley, Can I have some advice please? I've only started 2 articles and am confused with both. The first, Orange Sky Laundry still has my draft in my user space (User:JennyOz/sandbox/Draft1). I'm thinking I need to add the db-author template to it somewhere?
The second is Rhiannan Iffland. I moved it to main space on 24 Dec. I think it is yet to be reviewed (I have not received any notification that it has been) and I'm not sure if I broke something. I nominated it at DYK, and the hook has just been reviewed (see article's talk page) but I suspect the hook reviewer, not being an admin (?) cannot see that the article is un-reviewed/patrolled? Thanks for any help with my confusion. JennyOz (talk) 03:04, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks so much Canley for reviewing Iffland and for your advice. JennyOz (talk) 12:55, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
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13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Hi. Waaay back in 2008 you created John Dowie (artist) saying "His work includes ... the Sir Ross Smith Memorial at Adelaide Airport". Were you referring to File:Ross Smith.jpg? If so, indications are that is not Dowie's work. If you are referring to something else, can you please supply more information? Thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 21:08, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
- That sculpture you link to the photo of is not the one I was referring to by John Dowie – isn't that one at the University of Adelaide, not the airport? The sculpture Dowie did is a sandstone sculpture not bronze, and is actually four figures (Ross Smith, Keith Smith, Bennett and Shears, who were the crew of a Vickers Vimy flight from the UK to Australia). Pic of it here, the page says it is hidden away near the disused domestic terminal in a memorial building with the Vickers plane, however Adelaide Airport have set up a Vimy Walk from Terminal 1 to the memorial. Looks like the title refers to Keith Smith as well, so I'll update that to distinguish it. I believe I referenced the list of works to Dowie's Senior Australian of the Year citation, which just refers to it as the "Ross Smith Memorial at Adelaide Airport". --Canley (talk) 23:20, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
- isn't that one at the University of Adelaide, not the airport? - I'll be honest; I have no idea where it is. I don't recall seeing it at the Uni. I don't know why I assumed it was at the airport. Never mind; given it wan't the one you were referring to, it's all a bit academic. (Though now you have me wondering!)
- Yes, I know exactly the one you are referring to. It is part of one of the walls of the building that houses the Vickers Vimy - or at least, it used to be. I didn't realise that was Dowie's work. I haven't seen it for years. Thanks for that; I'm tempted to drive down there and see if it's accessible. (I bet there's no parking anywhere nearby!) Cheers (and thanks), Pdfpdf (talk) 23:43, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
ThoughtAudio Review Request
I am seeking independent and neutral viewpoints on the article ThoughtAudio, which is being considered for deletion. If you have a few minutes to review it, I would appreciate your article contributions and opinion on the decision as to whether it merits being retained and improved, or deleted. ThoughtAudio was targeted by the same editor that made a failed attempt to delete the wikiquote article Michael Scott Gallegos. There are only 3 reviews/votes so far. I am hoping that a minority viewpoint as to the worthiness of the article will not prevail. My work is mainly in the creation of new wikiquote articles @ELApro and time is rarely spent in unproductive controversy. I am a long time editor for Wikipedia, but have not created many articles here. I would much appreciate your advice and/or contributions with regard to the process. ELApro (talk) 23:01, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
- I'll keep an eye on it, but the edits seem pretty mild so far. --Canley (talk) 00:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
Would you mind having a look at my edit on this article and my comments on the talk page? As a significant contributor to the article I would appreciative your view on this matter. Cheers Castlemate (talk) 02:28, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Hello, Canley! I saw you recently edited a page related to the Green party and green politics. There is a new WikiProject that has been formed - WikiProject Green Politics and I thought this might be something you'd be interested in joining! So please head on over to the project page and take a look! Thanks for your time. Me-123567-Me (talk) 17:27, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
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Current Queensland parliament term
See my comments on the talk page for Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 2015–2019. As noted there, the current parliament still expires in 2018 and I propose fix the article accordingly unless any objections are received. Alaric004 (talk) 06:59, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
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Just saw your message on Frickeg's talk page - Jim Bivoltsis in Churchlands was the only other one independent both times. Probably not useful: but in Pilbara, 2013 independent Brent McKenna was the Green candidate in 2016. The Drover's Wife (talk) 05:32, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
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Hi Canley. Thanks for your edits at Jonathan Demme. I wonder would you consider adding your support for an RD posting at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates? Many thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:30, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
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My changes were not vandalism but correcting inaccuracy. The ABC obituary is scrupulously accurate; the Guardian one is inaccurate in the same way that the Wikipedia article was before my correction. If you alter it, you will be dishonouring the article's subject. Feneso (talk) 05:34, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
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Saw your recent edits to Harry Edwards (Australian politician) and others. I had absolutely no idea about this. Is it new, or has it just completely flown over my head all these years? I'm not sure I entirely agree with it, given there are so many possible diminutives of most names, not to mention distinguishing between diminutives and other nicknames seems like a fuzzy line to draw. I'm afraid there will be literally hundreds of pages I've created and edited in violation of this. Frickeg (talk) 01:19, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks for linking the RfC! It would have been nice if it was advertised a bit more widely, given how significant its impact is - I had no idea it had gone on. But this is how it tends to be with the MOS - I can't count the number of times I've stumbled upon a change that was decided by twelve or so editors despite the fact that it affects millions of biographies, with most editors probably having had no inkling of it going on. RfCs should really be flagged on the watchlist page (like RfAs), but that's an argument for another time, I guess. Frickeg (talk) 01:47, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
- Sorry to go on about this, but I was just looking at the RFCs page and it struck me how absurd it is that we use the same system for article-specific questions (one current one involves the inclusion of Isadora Duncan on List of unusual deaths) as for encyclopedia-wide changes like the one above. I don't know that I'm ready to lead the charge to change it, but it really needs changing. Frickeg (talk) 01:54, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
I know we met and spoke at the Melbourne meetup - at this stage I am compiling a report about the Cycle 2 stage of the strategy - any more recent thoughts - you would like to share on wiki or off? - no problems if you feel you have done your bit - this is to let you know there is still the option of further comment, if you so wish at this stage - cheers JarrahTree 04:05, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
- I think I see. That's the thing, though - the swings were not based on the notional Lib/ALP (2PP) count, they were based on the Lib/whoever else (2CP) count (so we had Labor going backwards by 13.6% in Central Wheatbelt, when the Nats' margin was 13.6% larger compared to their old margin over the Libs). Albany is of course atypical as it is the only one where one of the Coalition parties replaced the other; the rest were all Labor replacing Lib or Nat (or the Independent in Baldivis replacing the Lib). Frickeg (talk) 12:31, 21 June 2017 (UTC) Frickeg (talk) 12:31, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
- Yes, you're right about Kwinana - I guess the redistribution took out a lot of Carol Adams' best territory. Thanks for picking that up; I've reverted myself on that one. Not sure how some of the district pages have ended up different, but not all of them have (Electoral district of Kalgoorlie, for instance). Frickeg (talk) 12:57, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
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Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 listed at Redirects for discussion
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a.k.a. Attempted positive acknowledgement of your activities.
You seem to feature frequently on my watchlist, and it's a joy not to feel the need to examine what you've done. (Unlike IP addresses ... ) Thank you! Pdfpdf (talk) 12:57, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey
Me again. Talk:Australian survey, 2017 (Marriage)#Requested move 10 August 2017 seems to agree with you that it should be called Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Do you know how to get this to happen in a way that's not problematic? (i.e. I don't.) Pdfpdf (talk) 12:22, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
- (i.e. I could do the move myself, but I'm wary of the s**t-storm that might descend upon me if I did so! Pdfpdf (talk) 12:27, 16 August 2017 (UTC))
- Sure, I'll give it another day but I'm happy to move it if the consensus holds and it looks like it will. --Canley (talk) 12:36, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Ways to improve Super Cassette Vision
Hi, I'm Shoy. Canley, thanks for creating Super Cassette Vision!
I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Could you please add sources? Even sources in Japanese would be fine.
The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.
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Hi. You need to provide reliable sources for the changes you made on this article, esp. as they have WP:BLP issues. You'd think an admin would be aware of this... Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:59, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
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A kitten for you!
hi Canley, sorry if i broke the O'Halloran talkpage.
In the lede, you call her Mary MacLeod McConnel, but I cannot see why you do so. MacLeod (or McLeod, as it also appears) is her maiden surname, but I can't see any evidence that she used it as a middle name after marriage? Kerry (talk) 23:24, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
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