User talk:Capitalistroadster

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Hi, I am a 43 year old male from Canberra Australia. I am also known as Username: Seaeagle04.

My interests include:

I won $16,000 on the Australian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Old messages now on User talk:Capitalistroadster/Archive, User talk:Capitalistroadster/Archive2 and User talk:Capitalistroadster/Archive3.


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Talk: subject listing, Pope Francis letter, 9/1/2015[edit]

Why was "Pope Francis releases a letter granting priests the ability to grant absolution to women who have received an abortion." moved from religion to arts and culture? Thanks. RaqiwasSushi (talk) 07:07, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

  • It is the general convention on the current affairs page that religious news be posted under Arts and culture. It might be a good case to put a discussion on the current affairs talk page as it does not always sit comfortably under that headline. Capitalistroadster (talk) 04:50, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Talk: Response to deletion of Aspektz[edit]

Aspektz is from the Don Mills area and North York, not like you mentioned in your rebuttal of the page.

The video from VideoFACT article where he is cited is found at http://watch.muchmusic.com/video-playlists/video-playlistsmuchvibe/clip229247 or on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pvNq3sKQ_w

If you can OK it I will rebuild it different for him and jDiggz as well which has typos all over it

With a #1 single in Toronto and a video in rotation on Much Music, it is hardly a7 speedy removal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.176.62.184 (talkcontribs)

Just jumping in with a little more info for you. The most recent deletion of Aspektz was as a copyvio. I've left some advice for this editor at my talk page. Cheers!--Fabrictramp | talk to me 00:46, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:List of media personalities who have vandalised Wikipedia[edit]

It looks like the deletion police are trying to circumvent a previous AFD again. See Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:List of media personalities who have vandalised Wikipedia. As you voted keep, could you cast your vote again? - Ta bu shi da yu 23:20, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Heads up![edit]

This seems to be right up your street. Please contribute. ☺ Uncle G 16:55, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Current events/2007 February 13[edit]

Please avoid sourcing to Reuters as the links often change and it's unreliable. KazakhPol 00:11, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Hostile user over on Portal:Current events[edit]

WikiTony (talk · contribs) has been causing quite a ruckus over at Portal:Current events, using abusive edit summaries and violating WP:OWN by unilaterally adding and removing content (he has a rather long history of this, actually). It might be a good idea to keep an eye on things over there in case he continues - he has been warned twice. --Coredesat 03:16, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi there mate, I see you're online. Please see Wikitony's incivil attacks as responses to both me and Core's talk pages. Could you please warn him? Alternatively, would you prefer it if I took this to WP:ANI? – Chacor 10:14, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

about civility[edit]

Hi Capitalistroadster,

First, thank you for you concern for your wiki-brothers and sisters. That being said, you are the 4th person to approach me on the topic. As I told the previous 3 people, i do not appreciate being ganged up on. In your comment you even said "there are reports of..." This implies that you did not even research this on your own but are rather acting on rumor and gossip. If you had actually done your homework you would see that my 2 latest entries are both friendly. I even called one of them "extending the olive branch." Go ahead. Look it up, because you obviously did not before you made your comment on my talk page. I hope you put more effort into researching your topics for articles you edit than you did on this subject. This is not a personal attack, just a response to your criticism. My apologies if this is not written in the friendliest manner, but it is the only way i can defend myself against your allegations. Also, please keep in mind that a personal attack against me is what prompted me to be "not nice." I do not see anyone disciplining this other person. I have seen your name editing current events. Do you honestly believe that a plane crash in moscow that nobody died in (i dont think anyone was even hurt) is worthy of international attention on our current events page just because the BBC covers it (that was his actual reason for including it!)? I mean all of this in good faith and it is only because i respect your opinion that i am responding to your criticism. Peace and love, WikiTony 21:07, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Telectronics[edit]

Hi fellow Canberran. You have Telectronics on your renovation rescue list. I wondered if you would like to revisit. I think we have been successful in de-esclating at that article with good references and firm application of policy. A related article Noel Gray is in dire need of removation - written by his son I believe who set the tone with his opening gambit just over a year ago on the article talk page: There have been attempts to charcater assasinate my late father both before he died and now after his passing. I am going to deffend his repuattion and with the help of his collegues will prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did do what his backgound claims. Dam you who are trying to defame a dead man![1] The apparently same editor has questioned my agenda (and identity) at Talk:Nucleus Limited - I have responded there but really need someone else to take up the baton for Wikipedia verifiability. I have appealed also at WP:AWNB. Regards --Golden Wattle talk 22:30, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Effects of global warming on Australia page completely rewritten - 40 references[edit]

The article now has over 40 referenced statements and is based largely on a report prepared by Australia's premier scientific research organisation the CSIRO. The referencing of the article now compares very favourably with most other articles I have looked at. The article has no POV. The report on which it is based was prepared for the Business Round Table. It ought not be deleted now, even if it should have been before. Could each person who has recommended deletion please review and reconsider your view. Thanks dinghy 07:03, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Survey Invitation[edit]

Hi there, I am a research student from the National University of Singapore and I wish to invite you to do an online survey about Wikipedia. To compensate you for your time, I am offering a reward of USD$10, either to you or as a donation to the Wikimedia Foundation. For more information, please go to the research home page. Thank you. --WikiInquirer 03:47, 4 March 2007 (UTC)talk to me

Notability - English football leagues and Australian sports leagues[edit]

Hi Capitalistroadster,

I am hoping to develop some notability guidelines for minor sports leagues in Australia, starting with Australian football and then using that as a base to bring other Australian sports in if needed. Two things:

  • You mentioned here a notability policy for English football leagues: Do you know where I may find it?
  • Any contribution you would like to make to make to help develop guidelines would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your help.--Mattinbgn/ talk 06:37, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

march 25[edit]

hey CR,


I think it was you who added the day March 25 to the current events portal. I'm pretty sure something is wrong with the display. I hope you are seeing what im seeing. It looks like the march 25 is not in the propper "box" like all the other days. Look specifically at how the bullets in the other days are directly under the greenish bar with the day on it. 3/25 is justified to the middle of the page (i think). I tried to fix it but I simply don't know how. Hope you can help. peace and love WikiTony 02:15, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Notability - Australian football clubs and leagues[edit]

Hi Capitalistroadster. Thanks for getting back to me. Would you mind having a quick look at my draft guideline before I post it up at the various noticeboards and suggest any improvements please.--Mattinbgn/ talk 04:26, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Yo man whatthefuck, whats wrong with you you deleted the page my gf made get a life it isnt nonsense what the hells wrong with you

Application to join block list[edit]

Confirmed Smile.gif. -- Avi 20:04, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. -- Avi 20:24, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

List Verification[edit]

Michael,

There is an application in your name to join the unblock list. Could you please advise that it is you and we can consider your application?

Regards

Yes, it is me & I would very much like to join the list.

Keith Old Capitalistroadster 12:45, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Further to the above, your address is shown as michaeldavid86 @ comcast . net. (spaces added to confuse spammers. Could you please confirm this e-mail.

Yes, this is my email address.

Capitalistroadster 12:47, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

(I am going to post this on your Talk Page as well)

About the Intense Football League template[edit]

Please do not remove the Intense Football League template from any of its team pages. That template is relevant and is used as an easier guide to other team pages, much like for most other sports leagues. If you continue this behavior, you risk being blocked. Tom Danson 17:07, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Earl C. Joseph deletion[edit]

Let's see. You (sorry, someone, if not you personally, who exactly was deleted) put a tag on an obituary proposing speedy deletion for an article because it's a copyright violation, I object and explain, and you then delete both the article and the explanation. Thanks, a truely fitting way to remember one of those who helped create the Internet. Earl, I'm sure, is laughing. htom 14:16, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help on the Haslingden article[edit]

Thank you for your help on saving the Bruce Haslingden article from deletion. I greatly appreciate it. Chris 20:24, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

thank you


thank you for adding to the texas senate election

FilmSpot[edit]

Hello. You recently deleted FilmSpot for being the recreation of deleted material. This was deleted through the proposed deletion system, so it does not fall under WP:CSD#G4. I was actually the one who proposed its deletion a few weeks ago, but now that its deletion is contested (through the recreation), its not appropriate to delete this without going through Afd. --- RockMFR 22:57, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Template:pnc nominated for deletion[edit]

See Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Template:pnc for the discussion, which will certainly spill over into larger issues. Your thoughts would be appreciated. --Kevin Murray 23:21, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

unblock-en-l addition[edit]

Yeap, that's me. I'm taking some steps to protect my privacy after these attacks on me earlier today. --Yamla 20:42, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Confirmation. :) – Riana 05:13, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Request[edit]

To be sure after reading Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Serious_privacy_violation_attack I removed your message on Yamla's talk. Garion96 (talk) 21:22, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Which was obviously unnecessary after reading the comment above... :) Garion96 (talk) 21:27, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Template:pnc[edit]

--Kevin Murray 02:50, 20 April 2007 (UTC)Hi. You had expressed support for the template in the text of your comment but not indicated a specific keep vote. As we reach the end of the process are you willing to make your vote more clear? Thanks! --Kevin Murray 02:50, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Hi - you started a talk page on "picnic" and I'm wondering if you can help with my questions about its origin. See the entry "Deutsch Wiki" at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Picnic ...thanks! Gekritzl 00:51, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Subscription to Unblock list[edit]

Yep, that's me. Nishkid64 (talk) 00:17, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

By the way, it's probably not a good idea to announce the e-mail address here on Wikipedia. Be subtle about it by asking if a person submitted a subscription request under their email address. Thanks, Nishkid64 (talk) 00:24, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Another thing--it says you're 44 on your user page, but 43 on your user talk page. :-P Nishkid64 (talk) 00:26, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Why was Aquabox PC Deleted?[edit]

Hello Capitalistroadster I am inquiring why my Aquabox PC page was deleted? I had done what the previous administrator told me to do by adding content. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aquaboxpcfreak (talkcontribs) 08:22, 2 May 2007 (UTC).

That email[edit]

... how bad was it? Are there personal info or threats there that I need to be concerned about? Don't suppose you have a copy, by any chance? - Alison 00:08, 11 May 2007 (UTC) (concerned)

  • Message received - thanks for that. And no - they're wrong, thank goodness :) - Alison 00:57, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Red Herring Surf[edit]

Hi Capitalistroadster. I've referenced this article now, perhaps it might pass WP:CORP? Please have a look and let me know what you think regarding the AFD. Neil  09:03, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Neil  10:01, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 7 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Donald Johanos, 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.

--Yomanganitalk 00:02, 8 June 2007 (UTC)


Kate Webb[edit]

Thanks for the article!Lee 15:57, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Diamond_Certification_Laboratory_of_Australia[edit]

Maybe a misspelling, or just having one of those brain fade days (which I suffer often). Did you mean defer or refrain in that opening line in your comment? Thewinchester (talk) 03:30, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Lynne Randell[edit]

Updated DYK query On 14 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lynne Randell, 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.

--howcheng {chat} 02:04, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Why was Captcha Exchange Server deleted?[edit]

Hello. Could you please give me a little bit more information on reasons behind deleting Captcha Exchange Server? --Akral 19:58, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Presumably its article did not give any indication of notability and I could not find any. Capitalistroadster 20:22, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Rabbi Apple[edit]

Getting there. Dont rely on WW in Australia, it's considered indiscriminate. Just mention it once as a source for background uncontroversial stuff. There still some stuff like "he has always been interested in __" which is taken as puffery & could be cut. Otherwise it might work OK; I'll comment at the AfD tomorrow. DGG 06:51, 18 June 2007 (UTC) It may be reliable, but it will be challenged by those who dont know it, --that's not an uncommon situation. If people want to remove the article they'll challenge anything they think might be a problem, and the safest thing to do is just to list it once. If you want to establish it as reliable, best way is to write a WP article about it--and since it is sure to be wanted again, that would be a very good idea--when you do, ask me if it seems solid--, but for the moment you first want to get this article kept & the less arguing it takes, the better. DGG 06:59, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

I have rewritten the article reducing the number of quotes and adding other sources. Capitalistroadster 07:11, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Looks better, but still has a slight resume flavor. AfD is withdrawn, but at this point it would have been enough for at least a weak keep, if you want to go "bare minimum". --Dennis The Tiger (Rawr and stuff) 19:12, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Input from Garrie

I have looked at the article as you requested.
I have adjusted the capitalisation of the sections to be in line with WP:MSH. Basically, section headings use the same capitalisation as article headings ie "Religious leadership" not "Religious Leadership".
The article has improved dramatically since it was listed for AfD. In line with WP:N, it provides evidence that Apple has been the subject of a wide range of coverage in a wide range of publications.
Is there a Jewish wikiproject that could look at getting an article up for the following, which seem important:
  • Great Synagogue of Sydney
  • Sydney Beth Din
Who do you think would be appropriate to come up with an article for Australian Council of Christians and Jews?
While he was an Army Chaplain, did he stay as a Captain the whole time or did his appointment as senior rabbi bring recognition through millitary rank? (All chaplians enter as Captains, I think some move up through the rank structure pretty much in an honorary manner but they are well regarded irrespective of rank worn.
Does he continue to write in his retirement? "He's only 72!"
A lot more is said about his website, than any of his books individually.
The references to the National Library of Australia are inconsistent. I suggest the following format:

''The Jewish Way: Jews and Judaism in Australia'' (2004) <ref>[http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?SC=Author&SA=Apple%2C%20Raymond%2C&PID=8054&BROWSE=2&HC=1&SID=2 ''''The Jewish Way: Jews and Judaism in Australia'' catalogue entry at National Library of Australia website]</ref>

You want to show individual links so you can't combine them.
I don't think there are too many uses of the same reference source to split the notes from the references.
Reference 10 is to a google cached search. I don't know if that makes it as a reliable source? Maybe it should be be copied to Archive-it instead.
Have you installed the widget for doing an automated peer review? I have done one, you might like to see the results. It comes up pretty positively, but has some positive suggestions.
User:RandomHumanoid left a comment at the talk page you might need to be jewish or a priest to understand. I certainly don't understand it, but I'm not into organised religion.
I hope my comments were what you were looking for, "I have rewritten this article with references. I would be grateful if you could take a look" is a bit cryptic - I didn't know if it was a "how am I going so far" or a "is it good enough yet"? The article is well and truely "good enough" but it could be better if you are dedicated to improving it. Nobody would blame you for stopping now.
Good work at keeping the article from deletion. Personally I !voted speedy delete simply because of the comment at the AfD that the speedy tag was removed incorrectly without comment / discussion, and I will always vote that way unless it was a blindingly inappropriate use of a speedy tag.Garrie 23:35, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I thought I'd give you this barnstar for your impressive edits I have been noticing in numerous articles. Wikidudeman (talk) 05:43, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Tito Gómez (Puerto Rican singer)[edit]

Updated DYK query On 19 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Tito Gómez (Puerto Rican singer), 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.

--howcheng {chat} 17:23, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On June 21, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Marrant, 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.

Good to see you around again Capitalistroadster. Hope all is well with you. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:36, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks blnguyen for your kind words. Capitalistroadster 03:40, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 21 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Larry Whiteside, 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.

--Yomanganitalk 11:29, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 24 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Duncan Macrae (rugby player), 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.
Updated DYK query On 24 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Peter Cochrane (historian), 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.

--Carabinieri 23:11, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On June 25, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Richard Bell (Canadian musician), 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.

Keep cracking with the DYKs...Capitalistroadster...you certainly have a diverse and eclectic mix of interests! Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:21, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Blnguyen. It is amazing what you pick up from reading obituaries and having things on Google Reader. Capitalistroadster 06:49, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 25 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Nazik Al-Malaika, 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.

--Carabinieri 15:04, 25 June 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On June 26, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Antonio Aguilar, 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.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:28, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On June 29, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Tung Hua Lin, 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.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 09:03, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On July 2, 2007, a fact from the article Charles W. Lindberg, which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thanks again Capitalistroadster. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 07:46, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 4 July, 2007, a fact from the article Liz Claiborne Inc., which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Andrew c [talk] 00:15, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On July 4, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Bill Barber (musician), 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.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the DYK nomination[edit]

Thanks for the DYK nomination for the Charles W. Lindberg article. I greatly appreciated it! Chris 12:46, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 4 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Francis Price Blackwood, 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.

--Carabinieri 19:13, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Hugh Johns[edit]

Updated DYK query On 5 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hugh Johns, 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.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 04:33, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 7 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Laurence Mancuso, 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.

--Carabinieri 10:12, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Claude Pompidou[edit]

Updated DYK query On 8 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Claude Pompidou, 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.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 20:28, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Fumio Kyuma[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 9 July, 2007, a fact from the article Fumio Kyuma, which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 15:44, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 9 July, 2007, a fact from the article Abraham Klausner, which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--And another one :) GeeJo (t)(c) • 22:24, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

username[edit]

has anyone other than me gotten the joke that is your username? pretty funny. VanTucky (talk) 03:19, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

I was called socialist pushbike once all in good fun. I stole the line from Malcolm Forbes. Capitalistroadster 03:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Invitation to Join WikiProject Crime[edit]

Would you like to upgrade from an honorary member to a full member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Criminal Biography? Your work on pre-1900 street gang leaders, most notably Slobbery Jim of the Daybreak Boys has been greatly appreciated I think you would be a great asset to our project. Jmm6f488 07:26, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Will Schaefer[edit]

Updated DYK query On 11 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Will Schaefer, 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.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 11:28, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

July 12th, 2007 DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 12 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Michael Thomas Bass, 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.

--Andrew c [talk] 00:51, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 12 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lois Wyse, 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.

--Andrew c [talk] 17:04, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 13 July, 2007, a fact from the article Dionigi di Borgo San Sepolcro, which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Andrew c [talk] 00:20, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On July 17, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Hill (Texas politician), 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.

Thanks again.Blnguyen (bananabucket) 05:46, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Kudos for Lady Bird Johnson work[edit]

Thank you for your excellent work on the "Lady Bird Johnson" article. Writtenright 06:58, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Writtenright

Con Kafataris[edit]

Hi Capitalistroadster I have had a look at the update you have made and it looks pretty good. I'm not sure it completely addresses the issue of the notability but i think the deletion debate can decide on that. Anyway, keep up the good work Joedoedoe 09:32, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 19 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with facts from the articles Anwar Shemza, and Harry Fain, 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.

--Yomanganitalk 11:58, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Hills End[edit]

Thanks for your message. I took a look at Hills End and I'm pleased to change my response to the AfD to keep. --Malcolmxl5 18:31, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Current events[edit]

When I go to Portal:Current events, the latest version that I see says July 19, Wednesday (I know the 19th was a Thursday), and neither the 19th nor the 20th is transcluded. When I go to the history, I see that you added the entries for the 19th and 20th, and when I see the version of the page that is the result of your last three edits, it clearly shows the 20th, and it shows the 19th as Thursday. Any clues as to why this is happening? My computer was turned off overnight and this is the first time I've gone to the Current events page since I rebooted. Help? Corvus cornix 21:15, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

OK, I changed "Portal:Current events/Inclusion|2007|07|20" to "Portal:Current events/Inclusion", and that seems to work. Corvus cornix 21:34, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I don't know if it's the fact that I'm at another computer (although they both use IE7), or because you re-edited the page with the latest version, but it looks okay now. Corvus cornix 01:31, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 21 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dmitri Prigov, 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.

--Jaranda wat's sup 07:09, 21 July 2007 (UTC)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_zealand_business_forums you dont even know me!! i bet you have not even visited new zealand after reading your Australian exploits. i'm fed up of writing an article for wiki and getting it deleted... well maybe if people spent time helping one another more relevent articles can be made. i dont care about the links in the article, help me make it great. i've already asked for help time and time again but there is jsut one reply DELETE which really isnt very encouraging. and i apologise that i do nto know as much abotu wiki as other members but we all have to start somewhere. ukfashionhouse Ukfashionhouse 10:25, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK medal.png The DYK Medal
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Updated DYK query On July 25, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Sekou Sundiata, 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.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:14, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Howdy. Can you respond to a couple of queries about your articles plesse? Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:31, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

William Young (airman)[edit]

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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 27 July, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Teresa Stich-Randall, 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.

--W.marsh 16:42, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On August 2, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Alberto Villamizar, 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.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:32, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

academic bios[edit]

Suggestion: since there are a number of people around unfamiliar with the academic world who do not recognize that even a full professor at a major university is likely to be notable, and who frequently nominate these articles for deletion--sometimes even by Speedy--it would b advisable to include a little more info: their major publications, their honors and awards, the most important work they did with a link to the WP article on the subject, etc. I always try to defend these articles, but it is even better if they are never nominated--and this way they will be more informative as well.DGG (talk) 23:08, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

yes, its a tricky balance. DGG (talk) 23:21, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Odile Crick[edit]

Updated DYK query On 5 August, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Odile Crick, 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.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 11:50, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Peter Franklin Jr[edit]

Delete. Article contains no references from reliable sources and I can find none. It amused me that the article states that Franklin was born in 1991 and his career as a racing car driver began in 1994 which seems implausible

Thats what you wrote, about Peter, He bagan Go-Kart racing at 3 years of age, You ever herd the Late Formula 1 great, Senna, well he bagan racing at 3, Most motor racing greats started at 3, which is the youngest aloud, although know in Australia you have to be 6, but that only come in around 1999.

So it is not implausible, get your facts right. Franklin Racing Team 02:20, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 8 August, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Makoto Oda, 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 16:39, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

WP:SNOW[edit]

Seeing as you're an administrator who is willing to snowball delete obvious hoaxes, might you be interested in taking a look at this, please? The Evil Spartan 16:57, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Albert Henry[edit]

Technically, I didn't withdraw the nomination but I probably should have and it would have been speedclosed in any case. I ran across it while spellchecking random articles, noticed it was prodded for notability and myself suspected he was notable so I removed the prod. However, I assumed the editor who added the prod had a good faith reason to think he wasn't so I sent it to AFD to both give him his shot and to get opinions from more experienced editors on whether or not the subject is notable.

I was thinking about doing that for some other prodded articles. Do you think that's a good idea or is it best just to remove the prod and let the prodder AFD it if he really wants it gone? --Ron Ritzman 02:55, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Rogerio Lobato[edit]

Hallo! If you want to expand your article about Rogerio Lobato, check the new German article. The sources mentioned there are all in English! Greetings, --J. Patrick Fischer 13:32, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Current events date[edit]

Please note, that some of the items you've added link to the news articles, written on the wrong date. See, for example, my change of French FM statement. BBC article was published today 2007-09-17, whereas you posted a news item in template dated 2007-09-16. Thanks, --143.239.215.33 12:18, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

  • They are posted on the day that the event happened not when it was reported. The statement was made on a Sunday. Capitalistroadster 18:48, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Biography Newsletter 5[edit]

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invite[edit]

Graeme Bartlett 05:53, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Adbusters[edit]

Please review the history of the page and notice that the sources came AFTER the AfD nomination. Prior to the afd nomination, it had only had primary sourcing and less than acceptable sourcing according to WP:RS. The AfD nom provided impetus to improve the article. Drastic? Perhaps. But nonetheless, effective. Case closed. Kyaa the Catlord (talk) 10:12, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

current events page[edit]

I have seen your user ID for at least a year, as I am a big editor of Current Events. The right sidebar has been taken out by someone. Can you try to restore it? I don't know how. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dlippman (talkcontribs) 19:42, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Charlottetown Rural High School[edit]

Hi, thank you for closing the AFD on this school. It is much better to use the Template:oldafdfull. I have added this to the talk page. HTH. TerriersFan (talk) 18:07, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Somewhat-Belated RfA Thanks[edit]

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November 2007[edit]

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Clinton hostage situation[edit]

I added this to cuurent events and the main article on her campaign. I am starting a WP article. Bearian 19:43, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Whitelisting[edit]

A. B. has responded in general to your comment. It is regrettable that one user's actions has affected so many. If you like to let me have the specific urls you need to use I'll whitelist them as soon as I can (in the next few hours). I hope this helps, regards --Herby talk thyme 08:17, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

It is one of those "strange" ones. I'm only just on line & catching up but this seems to be the place to look. It seems a user has been benefiting from placing links to a variety of sites (quick read so far). No idea what the longer term outcome will be but I can & will whitelist specific pages for you if you let me know what they are. I'm off line again for a couple of hours but I'll get it done as soon as I can. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 08:40, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Australia newsletter[edit]

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How things change in 2 years[edit]

You contributed to the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christofascism. Please contribute to the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christofascism (2nd nomination). Uncle G (talk) 03:17, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Happy New Year[edit]

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Hello Capitalistroadster, I hope you had a pleasant New Year's Day, and that 2008 brings further success, health and happiness! ...and further nationalist conquests ;) All the best!.... ~ Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:55, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

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Where are you?[edit]

Suddenly noticed that you haven't edited since the 21st of December. Hope you are allright? --TheDJ (talkcontribs) 06:59, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

E. M. Washington[edit]

I have removed the speedy deletion notice from the article, since if the article is inappropriate, it can be reverted to this revision. That said, I agree that unless he is found guilty of forgery or unless we otherwise have a reliable source for it, we can't state it as a fact; on the other hand, there does exist a suspicion, apparently based on good evidence, that the works are indeed forgeries. (See Washington Unmasked website [using Internet archive - the domain is currently down].) - Mike Rosoft (talk) 10:07, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

You were wrong[edit]

The issue is phrase "Bosnian Mujahideen" (can't you read with understanding?).

As it is, the actual number of hits is 1 not 738[2], and 5 (actually 4) not 889.[3] Still "plenty"? --HanzoHattori (talk) 09:11, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

wikipedia:requests for adminship/DDima Thanks for your support at my request for adminship, which passed today with 42/0/0!

I would like to thank Wizardman for nominating me, Capitalistroadster and everyone else for their support and comments. I'll continue with contributing to the encyclopedia's content (hopefully writing an FA here and there :) and will help out with admin-related tasks which you just entrusted me with. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks again, —dima/talk/ 01:37, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

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Capitalistroadster, thank you for showing your support in my RFA which passed with 38 support, 0 oppose, and 0 neutral! I also want to give special thanks to my Admin Coach and nominator, Useight for all of his help and support. I promise that I'll give my best effort as an admin, and I hope that your confidence in me proves to be justified. If I can ever be of any help, please let me know. In the mean time, I have some cleaning to do.

Have a great day! Jauerbackdude?/dude. 20:17, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

I am not one for sending round pretty pictures, but after my recent RfA, which passed 68/1/7, I am now relaxed and this is to thank you for your support. I will take on board all the comments made and look forward to wielding the mop with alacrity. Or two lacrities. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 21:36, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

List of companies in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

In reference to the Afd at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of companies in the United Arab Emirates which you commented on, I have now reformatted the list, removing entities which are not domiciled in the UAE (even though they may operate there), removing entries which are not companies (such as TV channels) and adding many using a few different sources. Please look at the list, and hopefully you can look at my comments in the Afd also. --Russavia (talk) 08:37, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of monarchs in the British Isles revisited[edit]

Hello, since you commented in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of monarchs in the British Isles, I thought you might like to know that it is again up for discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of monarchs in the British Isles (2nd nomination). Regards, Angus McLellan (Talk) 11:34, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

ITN trial period[edit]

Since you seem to be the most frequent updater of Portal:Current events, I though you should know about an ITN trial period that is tying in the system directly with the Current events system. Please see Wikipedia talk:In the news 2.0#A modest proposal and Template talk:In the news#Change in ITN/c format. Thanks.--Pharos (talk) 02:42, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

By the way, we've moved the ITN candidates back to WP:ITN/C rather than the talk pages, but we're still using the Current events system as the basis. Thanks.--Pharos (talk) 17:10, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

3rr[edit]

  1. your links are non-contextual
  2. read what you are trying to add back in, its the wrong story
  3. don't whine when your wrong, the 3rr goes both ways Lemmey talk 21:24, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
again don't whine when your wrong and don't threaten. You need to read the Current Events guidelines on context --Lemmey talk 21:30, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Ela re papare ti leei? Pos einai mana sou ? Thanks85.73.68.240 (talk) 09:28, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Current events: Regional pages[edit]

Current events: Regional pages, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Current events: Regional pages and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of those pages list at Current events: Regional pages MfD during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. -- Suntag 09:00, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

US Electoral College[edit]

I removed your item on Portal:Current events on the US Electoral College because while it mentioned that the electors were meeting today, it was primarily and titled as an op-ed and I don't think opinion pieces should be in CE. Per WP:RS, "Opinion pieces are only reliable for statements as to the opinion of their authors, not for statements of fact".

I looked around for a news article on the Electoral College meeting today and all were either primarily opinion pieces as well, or a short statement about the electors voting in what is primarily a formality with a bit of history, which is not a sufficiently notable event. A faithless elector would likely not be notable either, unless it significantly changed the landscape, something highly unlikely in this election.

I agree with the sentiments of the NYT op-ed and I think that it should be noted within Wikipedia, but I would suggest using it and sources like it to improve US Electoral College, citing significant movements to alter the status quo. Galatee (talk) 11:07, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

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Invite to Canberra Meetup #2[edit]

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Canberra Meetup #5[edit]

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Question[edit]

Hi there! Erm, why did you blank yesterday's Current events? Best, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 02:01, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

  • As far as I know, I didn't. I restored them after some vandalism from an anon user.

Capitalistroadster (talk) 03:05, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

    • The software froze while I added information on Geithner. Capitalistroadster (talk) 03:07, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Adam Clayton Powell IV (politician)[edit]

I cleaned up what appeared to be a hatchet job by Mr. Nelson, and added many cites. Bearian (talk) 19:05, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

CE Calendar: While we were sleeping[edit]

Check the following items out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal%3ACurrent_events%2FCalendar&action=history&year=2008&month=2&limit=6

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Current_events/Calendar&diff=270146487&oldid=193846104

Apparently, an anon user added "year" to the parsed "Date:" readout just under a year ago, probably becuase the term "Date:" is defined as a month, the ordinal day of a month, and a year. Nobody seemed to care. I just now noticed this 'cause currently the "Date:" readout (with my monobook css skin) is very tight, almost forces a line break. It got me thinking about adding a parser function or two to the CE Calendar to just streamline it a little more (without slowing the server[s] down), and changing the word "Date:" to "Day:", thereby restoring the less crowded design you last edited on 2/24/08 @ 22:12 UTC. That's the bottom edit on that history query result.

I'll be experimenting with this overnight, and be back in touch. There's no talk page for the CE Cal as it is, so I may move this talk item there if it suits you. Or any other interested party.

Schweiwikist (talk) 23:58, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Followup[edit]

Did some brainstorming about the thing, and invented something. A self-updating calendar (with some advance editing req'd).

Would like to have your input here, where you can have a look.

Schweiwikist (talk) 21:30, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Update: rendered a Golden master[edit]

This can be found here.

Now the sublinked day-of-year pages need to be ported from the User space to the portal space.

I'm thinking of bringing this online for real in the same manner as DST; over Sat nite to Sunday. There's plenty of docs to peruse (as visible docs and commenting in the page-code), so anybody who's done this can re-orient themselves.

  • UPDATE: Went live 24 hrs. early. Don't know where I'll be in 24 hrs. - - - Schweiwikist (talk) 08:44, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Question: does it behoove us, to request page protection . . . for it? - - - Schweiwikist (talk) 10:02, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Now if only the crystal ball editors would leave future months alone till they start. I'll put that discussion somewhere else.

The front end will look no different. It's just an auto-updating transclusion, like other parts of the portal. A digital "tear-off" day-by-day calendar.

BTW, won't be at a computer at 00:00 UTC this evening, looks like.

- - - Schweiwikist (talk) 22:27, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Update: As dynamic as a portal box can get[edit]

Added "noincluded" navigation controls to the individual calendar subpages, and then cooked up expiration-based {{Db-g7}} tagging (gradually folding in that added code on each upcoming day). The tag only appears when the portal box page for the day "goes stale", and ceases rendering on the portal @ midnight UTC. Now you can set, check, double-check, and forget—a batch of days at a time, by copying/pasting and making a few simple edits. Very cool.

- - - Schweiwikist (talk) 06:16, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

2009 in music/United World Chart[edit]

Please don't give him ideas. This article started out with the creator attempting to edit-war it into 2009 in music, where it was deleted each time for going against WP:BADCHARTS. He then waited a few weeks and attempted to create it as a standalone article.—Kww(talk) 20:12, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Manop fixed your flub of April 4 . . .[edit]

. . . in 20 minutes. He or she is somewhere north of you, possibly further east (didn't check). So you can thank them.

Here's the code that works every time as long as you are past 00:00:00 UTC, which for you is well into the day:

{{Portal:Current events/DateHeader2|{{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}|{{subst:CURRENTMONTH}}|{{subst:CURRENTDAY}}}}
<!-- All news items below this line -->
*<!--First item goes here. (remove this please)-->
<!-- All news items above this line -->|}

Just gotta use that preview button. Note the extra "|}" at the end, which closes the box around that day. On Sunday, the first line will read:

{{Portal:Current events/DateHeader2|2009|4|5}}

which produces:


Cool, huh? You can create the page before midnight UTC, but you'll have to enter the correct numbers manually for year|month|day. It won't display on Current events until the UTC clock "strikes 12".

- - - - Schweiwikist (talk) 05:26, 4 April 2009 (UTC) (well, that was fun!)

Hey, Goofy Guy![edit]

Hey, what were you smokin' this evenin' (EDT [+4 UTC]) down there? Feel free to ask me any questions about that code there! Best Easter wishes, BTW. - - - - Schweiwikist (talk) 03:20, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Don't know but it must have been strong. Capitalistroadster (talk) 04:01, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
    • Good job on April, that is, Two Thousand Nine|Five|Ten today. - - - Schweiwikist (talk) 01:43, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Morocco stampede[edit]

I find a stampede depressing. I’ve been looking for soft news. Lists of terrible things are not what I’m looking for when I read the news. I hope you will look for light news also. By the way, the shuttle’s mission was to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit. I personally don’t understand how it or the moon defies gravity. --Chuck Marean 09:12, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Jody Dunn[edit]

Hi there. Back in 2005, you argued to delete this article at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jody Dunn. The article was kept, but four years later(!), I believe she is still not notable, and have re-nominated it for deletion. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jody Dunn (2nd nomination). Robofish (talk) 22:58, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

A problem Aussie[edit]

Hi Cap - I (and several other Kiwi editors) am having problems with an Aussie editor who seems to think there is some form of cabal of Kiwi editors determined to push their views through irrespective of "the truth" (as he judges it). As both an uninvolved admin and an Aussie, could you have a look at User: Ernest the Sheep -especially in regards to his user talk page and edits on Talk: Pavlova (food) and other articles where there is Anzac rivalry (e.g., Phar Lap, Anzac biscuits)? I think this is heading rapidly for an RfC, but a look and/or word from a fellow Aussie might not be amiss. Cheers, Grutness...wha? 00:06, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Renato M. E. Sabbatini[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Renato M. E. Sabbatini (2nd nomination). You participated in the first AfD. - Eastmain (talk) 17:51, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Church of Reality[edit]

Hi there. Back in 2005 you discussed this article at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Church of Reality. The article has since been recreated, and I have re-nominated it for deletion. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Church of Reality (2nd nomination). Robofish (talk) 01:52, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Survey on quality control policies[edit]

As part of a project funded by the European Commission (QLectives), we are collecting and analysing data to study quality control mechanisms and inclusion/deletion policies in Wikipedia. According to our records, you participated in a large number of AfD. We are currently soliciting editors with a long record of participation in AfD discussions to send us their feedback via a very informal survey.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes and is available at this URL. Should you have any questions about this project, feel free to get in touch.

Thanks for your help! --DarTar (talk) 10:14, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Tim Dudfield[edit]

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The article Tim Dudfield has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Unsourced since 2004; notability unclear

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. SlimVirgin talk contribs 06:28, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Current events portal categories[edit]

I can see you have some ideas on the categories. Will you mind telling us about your plans at the portal's talk page? I would love to hear from you! Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 08:13, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

T:ITN Question[edit]

I seen a problem with an In The News story, so I made a correction, but being a total noob to that area, I am not sure if I did it right. Could you take a look and let me know? - NeutralhomerTalk • 21:12, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Excellent. Never tried to get a story on the front page (well, ITN wise) so I wasn't sure. Guess I am not as much of a noob as I though. Thanks for your help. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 22:06, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Admin help needed[edit]

Hi Cap -I've got a problem which needs an uninvolved admin's help. There's a problem user at South Island nationalism. He's playing within the rules, but he's definitely "playing". A few months ago, User:Teroamahai seems to have noticed that South Island nationalism existed and created his own North Island nationalism, which was quickly deleted (there's no such movement). Since then, he's been active at the SI-nat article, firstly launching an attack on it in the talk page, then adding incorrect information (with support from an anon, which is almost certainly the same editor). He's now started "working to rule" by excising large chunks of the article because they weren't well-sourced. That's certainly within WP's policies and guidelines, but it's the way it's being done, after an extremely cursory note on the talk page, that is a cause for concern, as is his contention that he'll remove more unless someone can think up a reasonable reason for their inclusion (he's never listened to reasonable reason regarding the article in the past, it's to be seriously doubted that he will now).

Problem is, I'm too involved to do much - I've made quite a lot of edits to the page, and have been involved in South Island movements (including designing one of the flags shown on the page). I've protected the page after the latest bout of removals - something I probably shouldn't have done, though I've made a reasonable justification for it on the talk page, I think. Can I ask you to have a look at the page and remove my protection, and either leave it unprotected or add your own protection as you see fit? Cheers, and sorry to get someone else involved in this! Grutness...wha? 01:02, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

2010 cargo plane bomb plot[edit]

Hi Capitalistroadster,

I noticed that you mentioned the 2010 cargo plane bomb plot in the current events portal recently. I just wanted to let you know that I have started an article on it in case you wanted to link to it or had any suggestions for expanding it. Thanks! – Novem Lingvae (talk) 01:16, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Current Events[edit]

Hey, I was wanting to move the article you just posted in Nov 5, current events about Greece resuming flights, back to Nov 4 as that is the date posted by the source, but than I realized there is no set rule about this. So, I was hoping that you would start using the dates posted by the sources to determine which page to put the article on, as to avoid conflict based on where editors live. Let me now what you think and thanks for all you contribute to the current events, Passionless (talk) 00:37, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Oh sorry, what I meant was that I think articles should be posted depending on which day the article was published according to the source, irrelevant of any dates within the article.Passionless (talk) 03:31, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, now I've started to think about this too much, I think I will start using local time/day when it matters, and generally ignore other people's sources dates. You can ignore all my above ramblings, Passionless (talk) 05:30, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Troubling User[edit]

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Wikipedia 10 - Canberra event[edit]

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Ip 174.120.154.66[edit]

This one has been vandalizing the April 17 Current events portal repeatedly. Had to revert his or her edits, be on look out. Zenithfel (talk) 00:44, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

misleading edit summaries.[edit]

I found your edit summary misleading: You said it was "added Ivory coast mass grave", yet in fact you undid one of the other stories. I think this is the second time I have had to mention misleading edit summaries.

Aa42john (talk) 12:29, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry!!! I see you merely moved it - not deleted it.

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News of the World[edit]

Seems we had the same idea at roughly the same time. :) Yours is better though as you've incorporated a link to the affair so I've no objection if you want to move mine. Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 16:29, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Actually don't worry about my last post, I've just merged them both. TheRetroGuy (talk) 16:36, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

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Discussion[edit]

Hi there, please help reach consensus by weighing in your opinion here. Thanks! Oz talk 00:31, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

ARSSE[edit]

You seem to have deleted the ARSSE topic. Can you make it redirect to The Army Rumour Service, please ? Thanks ! --195.137.93.171 (talk) 00:33, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

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February the zero[edit]

Re Portal:Current events/2012 February 0 - I suggest you rescue your text from this page and then get it deleted. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:16, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Who might be able to change Portal:Current events?[edit]

On Ongoing events, 2011 Southern US drought is listed. How might it be changed to the current title, 2010-2012 Southern United States drought?

It is is ongoing, per ... Even After Rain, Texas Drought Persists by Nathan Koppel and Daniel Gilbert, February 6, 2012 Wall Street Journal 99.112.212.201 (talk) 06:47, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

(Talk page stalker) The sidebar is not protected and has its own "edit" link at the bottom. I've made the edit for you. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:08, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hey there,

Do you mind adding this article to the more news section for 13 February? Thanks. Bahraini Activist Talk to me 08:14, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for adding it - I hope you don't mind me posting here about daily updates. Here's something about today [4]. Bahraini Activist Talk to me 16:40, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

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Fiji[edit]

FYI: Daphne has not caused any deaths afaik in Fiji, the ones that you associated with Daphne were AFAIK from Tropical Depression 17F. :)Jason Rees (talk) 14:55, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Arise, fair Spirit of Capitalistroadsterizations past! Sleep no more![edit]

Readers who need to be told that Jimmy Copley once drummed for Tears for Fears need you. Uncle G (talk) 09:19, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

List of Journalists killed in conflicts[edit]

It would be good to have such a list though. There are lists per country and lists per nationality already but none covering Syria or for Japanese nationals as far as i know. Your entry would be welcomed. Wakari07 (talk) 02:55, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Earl C Joseph, deleted[edit]

On 12 April 2007 you deleted the Wikipedia page about Earl C Joseph as a copyright violation. How do I go about getting a copy of this file to further clean up for our organization's obituary of our founder? Thanks, htom (Minnesota Futurists's current secretary.) htom (talk) 18:22, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Current events[edit]

  • Hi! Where are you? Current events are poor without your contribution :-) NickSt (talk) 20:51, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Just added the death to the Taiwan quake story. Although we probably have too many links for the story now. Hope you won't mind if I delete all but the Wash. Post link? FrancisPontifex(talk) 05:52, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

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News about Myanmar[edit]

Good day! Could you add, please news from this or from others sources. [5] Sorry my English isn't perfect. i'm studying it.--Many baks (talk) 12:49, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

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Costa Rican Elections 6 April 2014[edit]

Username: Capitalistroadster, I don't know the protocol for discussing on the Current Events Portal page, so I figured the next best place is on your talk page. Thanks for putting up the note about the Costa Rican election tomorrow. I think that an addition could be made to the headline so that it reads as follows: Voters in [[Costa Rica]] go to the polls for a general election that will break the 66-year rule of the country's two main political parties. [[Luis Guillermo Solís]] is the only presidential candidate left in the race following the withdrawal of [[Johnny Araya]](BBC)

I don't really know how much space you have to work with there, but this is a notable because it will be the first time in 66 years that a party other than National Liberation Party and the Social Christian Unity Party controls the presidency (The Citizens' Action Party). Just food for thought! Mvblair (talk) 03:26, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

informal talk[edit]

hi, just wanted to tell you that im happy to see you still very active and functional in wikipedia thru all these years, keeping the nice work. Nice to see you around! Congrats. 179.232.20.168 (talk) 12:20, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

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Can I ask you about this revision?[edit]

[6] I was trying to nominate it for In The News. USchick (talk) 02:12, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

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2014[edit]

I think Marion Barry probably should be listed in 2014#Deaths, but WP:RY leans against it. Please request his addition in Talk:2014, and I'll support you, although we probably still won't be able to get consensus. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 22:53, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

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Jeffrey Lopez[edit]

Wow, somebody must have had a Bgwhite sized brain fart on patrolling this article. Be more careful, Wikipedia can't handle two Bgwhites. Bgwhite (talk) 01:21, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Never mind. I'm the one with the brain fart, again. Article confused me. Bgwhite (talk) 02:37, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

i believe that you should see this ani discussion[edit]

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Freedom Flotilla III[edit]

Hi, in the box of 29 june 2015 (Portal:Current events), there is a news concerning Freedom Flotilla III, i think that it must be present in the Topics in the news. Thanks.--Mohatatou (talk) 19:09, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Apple electric car[edit]

Can you put up another reference for this story. Wall Street Journal is enforcing its subscriber mandate. I haven't be able to access anything there since late August.

Header on edit screen includes: "Please do not link to subscription-only sites such as AOL or WSJ (except in the unlikely event that a story is covered substantially better there than anywhere else." Don't know about AOL, or later bullet on Yahoo News, but WSJ is a bear.

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The Red Alert item is listed in Monday's CEs, under the header Pollution in China in the Disasters and accidents subcategory. Suggest update (cars odd/even) Monday's entry. RaqiwasSushi (talk) 01:21, 8 December 2015 (UTC) (Columbia, Md.)

Detail on French Drug Trial[edit]

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Petrodollar recycling[edit]

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request for comment for BLP article[edit]

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request for comment for BLP article[edit]

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Maybe it's just me...[edit]

Hi there. I've always understood policy to mean that BLP still applies to recently deceased people. Then again, I don't edit many BLPs, so perhaps I'm reading too much into it, so any insight you might offer would be appreciated. Thanks ​—DoRD (talk)​ 03:36, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

A nitpick[edit]

Could you wikify your BLP change notice, which currently reads: "This does ‘’’not’’’ mean..." to "This does '''not''' mean..."? This will properly bold the word. Thank you. — Wyliepedia 09:27, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Euro 2016 CE 6/16/16[edit]

No reference posted with item. Googling now. RaqiwasSushi (talk) 12:41, 16 June 2016 (UTC)¥

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Some Current events Portal stuff[edit]

I noticed you've done some editing on Portal:Current events. Would appreciate as an admin if you'd keep an eye on Portal:Current events/2016 October 7 where an anon is deleting all mention of Trump's recent issues and only leaving in the Hillary Clinton/email blurb. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 07:54, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

It seems pretty clear to me that this is a POV-vandal but I've reverted their deletion of content twice and don't want to somehow run afoul of WP:3RR. Shearonink (talk) 07:56, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
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On this day, 13 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Capitalistroadster. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Lepricavark (talk) 03:34, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
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Fair Use in Australia discussion[edit]

As an Australian Wikipedian, your opinion is sought on a proposal to advocate for the introduction of Fair Use into Australian copyright law. The discussion is taking place at the Australian Wikipedians' notice board, please read the proposal and comment there. MediaWiki message delivery MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:08, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

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Fair Use in Australia campaign update[edit]

I'm writing you this followup message, as you took the time to vote in support of a Wikipedia banner campaign for the introduction of Fair Use in Australia.
After much planning and coordination with the WMF, Australian Digital Alliance, and Electronic Frontiers Australia, as of Monday the banner-campaign is active on English Wikipedia to a portion of logged-out readers in Australia (technical details). The banners direct people to this page on Meta: FairCopyrightOz. That page, alongside lots of information, further directs people towards the campaign website faircopyright.org.au where Australians are invited to write to their local MP to express support of Fair Use. If you are interested in supporting this campaign, please, send a letter yourself using the template letter provided at that link.
Furthermore, and with the support of the ADA & EFA, we have received fantastic media coverage - with article "Fair Use: Wikipedia targets Australians in bid to change the law" appearing on page 2 of the Sydney Morning Herald and page 10 of the Melbourne Age on Monday's edition. It was for a time the 3rd most read article the Fairfax website, and Fair Use was "trending" on Twitter in Australia. We are running the account @FairCopyrightOz on twitter, and we are tracking other press-mentions on the talkpage on Meta.
Today, day 2, we published a detailed post about the campaign on the Wikimedia Blog, ran an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A session on the Australia page in Reddit, and [by happy coincidence of timing] the article History of fair use proposals in Australia appeared on the en.wp mainpage as a Did You Know. [The creation of that "history of..." article was a specific request arising from in the community consultation in which you voted].
And, most importantly, in a little more than a day nearly 800 letters to MPs have been sent encouraging them to support the Productivity Commission's recommendation to adopt Fair Use in Australia. I urge you - please add your own message.
Sincerely, Wittylama 16:28, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Organized crime[edit]

Hello, Capitalistroadster.

You are invited to join WikiProject Organized crime, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Organized crime topics.
Please check out the project, and if interested feel free to join by adding your name to the member list. North America1000 19:39, 24 June 2017 (UTC)