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Thank you![edit]

Yesterday I was trying to figure out how to divide the article in sections (i.e. Personal Life, Career, Published Works, etc.). Now I know how you did it - THANK YOU! I'm going to search for a few more references and external links to add to this article, then tackle the photos.

Will be in touch, PenslipsPenslips (talk) 13:08, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

My pleasure, Penslips! I trust you saw the comments that I posted on the talk page User talk:Penslips/sandbox.--CaroleHenson (talk) 21:24, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Oh boy oh boy, yes! I just saw them. Will be in touch if I have any questions. Thank you. PenslipsPenslips (talk) 21:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Sounds good, Penslips!--CaroleHenson (talk) 21:44, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Carole - Been sick with the flu for two weeks, and just getting back to the living though slowly. I reviewed again your last message to me with your suggestions and believe I was able to make some headway, though struggled with coding. If you could review what I've done I would greatly appreciate it. A few things... 1) re Southern Living: I contacted the magazine in order to obtain a reputable citation for the article(s) Dean wrote (and confirm that she wrote them) for the magazine. Hopefully I'll hear back soon. According to Southern Living, my inability to find anything online could be due to the fact that they might've been written too many years ago to find -- but they will look. If they DO NOT find anything, should I remove Southern Living from the article? I'm thinking not entirely since they did interview her just months before she passed away related to her new book. 2) Larry Wells does not have his own website, so I was unclear how to add a citation for him without one. However, I was able to find in the history section of the Yoknapatawpha Press that they indeed started that Press. 3) I believe I made the first paragraph a little more clear re when Dean was born and when her father died. Let me know what you think. Thank you, PenslipsPenslips (talk) 18:48, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm sorry that you've been sick, Penslips. I see some of the updates and can step in and help a bit with formatting. The best way to start an article is to find sources and build the article from there, rather than the other way around. Yes, you either need to find specific articles from Southern Living or a source that mentions a Southern Living article to include it in the encyclopedia article. I'll pick some sources from the search I mentioned earlier (now in my archived messages), format them as situations, and then get a good start that way. Then, you just need to build the article and tag content from there.--CaroleHenson (talk) 22:32, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Adoption?[edit]

Hey there! I'm a new user and Randykitty said I should take a look at the adoption program. I saw that you share my interest in history and society so I was wondering if it would be easy to lead a nooby like me through the basics and first steps of being a Wikipedian. Spirtzis (talk) 19:46, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

I would be happy to Spirtzis - what are you interested in doing (writing an article, making updates to articles of interest, other)?--CaroleHenson (talk) 19:56, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Making an article seems like a nice final goal but for now I think editing articles would be a good start. I also do some minor heraldry if that helps. Spirtzis (talk) 21:39, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Great, Spirtzis! There are a number of heraldry articles that could use help, if that's of interest. The WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage page has a lot of helpful information and a to-do list. Their talk page is a great place to see how they manage the project and weigh in on discussions. Or, is there something else you would like to work on?--CaroleHenson (talk) 22:44, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Spirtzis. I thought I would check back. Are you still interested in working on some articles? How can I help?--CaroleHenson (talk) 20:56, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
OMG sorry for not checking back I was really busy :( I was wondering how exactly do I pick an article to edit? Do I just choose one of the available ones? And after that do you know of any good sources or types of sources to get information from to expand/create articles on the Peerages/Baronates of the UK? Spirtzis (talk) 22:00, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi Spirtzis, I personally think it's nice to become a member of a Wikipedia:WikiProject, and if peerage interests you,WikiProject Peerage and Baronetage is a good place to start... and I have a couple of additional comments above. They have to do lists on project sites and other helpful information. Your points about selection of sources is an important one - and there's information on the project site about that there. You could ask a question on the talk page about what articles might need work. Folks regularly involved in the project would likely be a help. You could also scan categories, like Category:Peerage of England stubs or another one of Category:Peerage of England stubs.
I recently created an article for the wife of Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson, and his article was in sad shape so I did a bit of work on it, but it could use expansion.--CaroleHenson (talk) 22:24, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Here's the specific link to sources, but I don't use thepeerage.com website and have seen it tagged for a {{better source}}.--CaroleHenson (talk) 22:28, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll try to get on to work on the peerages. I might pass by your article and see if I can help. Thanks once again :D Spirtzis (talk) 22:28, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
My first contribution to the Baronates! I updated Cuthbert Ackroyd with some more details! Spirtzis (talk) 22:58, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Will you adopted me? Wikipedia:Adopt-an-editor program[edit]

Hi CaroleHenson. I am interested in being adopted by a experienced Wikipedian, and I thought you were the perfect person to partner with! I would like to be your assitance and learn how to use Wikipedia, the templates, and so much more! I am excited to see what you have to offer. Please reply with Agree or Disagree

Sincerely Yours, CookieMonster755 (talk) 20:11, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

CookieMonster755 I Agree , what kind of article would you like to work on? Or, do you already have one in mind? Do you have a particular interest: history, art, science, other?--CaroleHenson (talk) 21:16, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
CaroleHenson I like articles related to Architecture (mainly Skyscrapers), Politics (German and American politics), and History (American 1700-1800s history). Currently. I don't have an article in mind to work on, but I will see if any of my articles I created really need some constructive work. CookieMonster755 (talk) 21:19, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
CookieMonster755 That sounds good! Have you ever thought of joining and WikiProject, like Wikipedia:WikiProject Architecture, Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places, on of the Wikipedia:WikiProject United States History (which needs members) , or one of the politics projects. I think that can be one of the best ways to become involved and meet like-minded people. They almost always have "to do" or worklists for articles that need to be created or improved. If you identify one, I would be happy to work with you to create or improve an article. Or, of course, if you find one that you've already worked on that you'd like to improve.--CaroleHenson (talk) 21:31, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
CaroleHenson —— I have joined WikiProject Architecture, but I will join the other groups you suggested. I think that's a great idea, I will look on the project to do list, to see if their is anything I can help with. At this moment, I don't have any articles to work on at the moment, but when I do, I will surely get in touch with you. Thank you so much for being my new Wikipedia Parent! Face-grin.svg CookieMonster755 (talk) 21:34, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
CookieMonster755 Sounds good! My pleasure!--CaroleHenson (talk) 21:55, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Mary Brewster Hazelton[edit]

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Adoption[edit]

Hi Carole, I need help with my first article, can you help edit my first article after I publish it? Phd.dr.candidate (talk) 16:41, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Carole, I thinking on contributing on the topic on happiness economics. It is a new research area and I see some article that are inaccurate or incomplete, but I do not want my edits to step on other people's toes, so I would like to start a new article and provide references and maybe you can validate and help me refine it. Do I post the article to my sandbox first, or just create it? Also if I post the article to sandbox, can it be viewed by you and others who want to help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phd.dr.candidate (talkcontribs) 01:50, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Phd.dr.candidate Yes, I see that there is an article Happiness economics. When you say that you want to start a new article - I am a little confused: Are you looking to rewrite the current article - or start a new article with a different title that is related, but not exactly the same, topic?
If it's to rewrite the article, you could move the current version to your sandbox - and I think it would be wise to mention that you're looking to expand the article (vs. rewrite) and discuss the ways in which you'd like to expand upon the existing article on the article's talk page - and provide the link to the sandbox page. If you contest some of the content, I would open up a conversation on the talk page about the information that you believe should be removed, particularly if the information is cited, - so that others can contribute to the discussion.
Whether you're creating a new article or modifying an existing article in your sandbox, others can view the work-in-progress - but won't know it's there unless you alert them of it.
The next step, then is to start working on a list of reliable, secondary sources... and then start to work on the content. Some people start diving into content without having reliable sources first, which makes it harder in the end. It should really be the source info that drives the content.--CaroleHenson (talk) 04:58, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Carole, it is related article, not same article, but the advise you gave me was valuble, I will write it to my sand box and alert you to it. - Much appreciated!!! Phd.dr.candidate (talk) 06:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Phd.dr.candidate My pleasure, let me know if I can help.--CaroleHenson (talk) 06:30, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

A new reference tool[edit]

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Continuing mentoring[edit]

Hi Carole, if you're still available, I'd appreciate your help unpacking the discussion that we started here. Please forgive my delay in replying, but I thought it'd be best if I took some time away from Wikipedia to collect my thoughts. I'm striving to be a thoughtful and helpful contributor, and despite being what I thought was rather transparent and considerate, I may have, as you said, unintentionally lost some people right off the bat. Your kind words meant a lot to me, and I'd be grateful for any aid I can get in understanding my place in the community and how to be a better editor. Thanks again. --FacultiesIntact (talk) 21:15, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, FacultiesIntact, I would be happy to help out. I wonder if it would be a good idea to start fresh - and take things a step at a time. What do you have in mind to accomplish next? Maybe we can develop a plan together before initiating any steps.--CaroleHenson (talk) 00:24, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi Carole, I'm currently working on a few other pages like Peter Hancock, AIG, and Assurant. The edits I'm proposing are, at least in my mind, considerably more minor than the ones on David M. Cote (they're matters of updating infoboxes and an article stub) so perhaps these would be a better place to start? Things I'd like to learn about are how to best present proposed changes as to invite collaboration and focus on content, as well as what my potential options are for when talk pages remain inactive and the article stagnates. Your earlier advice to demarcate proposed edits in collapsible text boxes suggested to me that I should be striving harder to be even more specific about potential changes--in creating a draft in my sandbox, my intent was to stage the changes in the context of what the article looked like when I began, so that they could be read in context, but I'm starting to gather that this might not be the optimal way to go about things. Would it be more prudent to include only the changes in a sandbox? Or should I consider abandoning that practice altogether? Thanks so much again for taking the time to teach me! --FacultiesIntact (talk) 20:07, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Hey Carole, hope all is well. I just wanted to let you know I'm pursuing formal mentorship from other users. I hope you're not offended, or think me impatient; the advice you've given me has given me a fresh perspective, and if you wouldn't mind, I would love it if I could still reach out to you in the future. Your level-headed nature is greatly appreciated :) --FacultiesIntact (talk) 22:32, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Dark Jovian[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Jovian_%28EP%29 Can you patrol this page and/or make general fixes?-- left unsigned, last update by 16:26, 16 April 2015‎ JKruger13 (talk | contribs)‎

I'll take a look.--CaroleHenson (talk) 23:50, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

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Feedback please[edit]

Hi Carole, you have such good sense and know how to write a good article that I thought I'd ask for you to look at the Minnehaha Falls article (I mostly wrote the geology section). Looking at the way it is set up, it seems a little topsy turvy to me since the falls is within the park, not the other way around. My best guess is that the article started out that way because locals generally call both the park and the falls "Minnehaha Falls" rather than Minnehaha Park. Anyway, I'd like to get another's opinion as I'm not sure if maybe I'm just being a little too persnickety. What do you think? Is there a way to put the info box at the top as in most articles? Does it matter? Gandydancer (talk) 22:08, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with you, Gandydancer, it does seem to be backwards. It would seem that there should either be a separate article for Minnehaha Park / Minnehaha Historic District (see this) - or Minnehaha Falls should be a section within the Park article.
I think the infobox was put down with the Park section, because that's where it's applicable. But if the article moved to Minnehaha Park and reorganized - or created as a new article, then the infobox should be at the top of the article.
You did a great job on the Geology section. It's very interesting.--CaroleHenson (talk) 00:40, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks re the geology section though I'm aware that it may be a little difficult to understand for one that has not visited the park...or plans to. I spent many hours below the falls looking at the geological history and picking fossils that had washed down onto the Mississippi River shoreline. I wrote a trail guide using an imaginary journey back through time to the Ordovician period. It ended on the banks of the Mississippi - where many majestic old growth cottonwoods stand - where I was able to refer to the Native American belief that cottonwood trees have a deep spiritual meaning to the First Nation people that lived there. But it was my girlhood in Colorado that first got me so interested in geology. How could it not when I was living right in the heart of such a rich geological area? We went with our dad and mom to old mine dumps looking for specimens, to Ruby Mountain to hunt for "rubies", and to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to collect the imprints of leaves and insects.
OK, as for the falls article, I'm glad we agree. They should remain together and I am thinking Minnehaha Park...or are you thinking perhaps "Minnehaha Park / Minnehaha Historic District"? BTW, your link led to another link with info on the Stevens House which contains a lot of very interesting info about how it was moved - I am considering a rewrite which includes some of that information even though it does have its own article. Carole, as inexperienced as I am it would take me many hours to do the changes - could you do it rather quickly? If so I would be glad to do any grunt work like reorganization of the article but I'm not sure how to go about getting the Park stuff moved up to the top. What do you think? Gandydancer (talk) 17:18, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Sure, I would be happy to, Gandydancer. It seems to make sense to make the article Minnehaha Park with a redirect from Minnehaha Historic District and it's second name. Does that work?--CaroleHenson (talk) 22:10, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm now going to do a complete article overhaul in an attempt to improve the article. I'll give you a ping if I need more feedback or assistance. It is so good to have run into such a good editor. :) Gandydancer (talk)

Thanks for the Cookies!![edit]

Thank you for the welcome message, and the delicious-looking cookies! I am wondering how you discovered me as a new editor? Am I, along with other new editors, on a list somewhere? I asked a friend of mine who also sometimes works on Wikipedia if she was ever welcomed, and she said no. I think its a great idea. Can I think of you as my go-to editor when I have a question? I have used the "Help me" tag from time to time, but having a personal "trainer" would be more fun and productive, I think. First question: How can I get my signature to be in an interesting font, kind of like yours is on my user talk page? Thanks! Donna Helene (talk) 06:23, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Donna Helene I saw you were a new editor because your name and talk page appeared in red on my watchlist, meaning that there was no user or user talk page for you. If you give me your friend's username, I would be happy to welcome him/her.
Absolutely, if you have a question, please feel free to contact me. There's also Teahouse where you can post a question and users will also respond to you there. And "Help me" works, too. Of course, as I say, I would be happy to help out.
Regarding changing your font, you can go to "Preferences" at the top left part of your Wikipedia page. And on the first tab there's a place to enter the formatting for your name. For instance, if you want something like mine, you could copy and paste this: <span style="font-family:Segoe print; color:#CC4E5C; text-shadow:gray 0.2em 0.2em 0.4em;">[[User:Donna Helene|Donna Helene]] [[User talk:Donna Helene|''(talk)'']]</span> into preferences for your signature.
Then when you type --~~~~ at the end of a message, it will format with the signature from your preferences.--CaroleHenson (talk) 22:19, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

More help with Citrix[edit]

Hi Carole, first of all, thanks so much for all your help recently in reviewing my suggestions. I'm afraid that I'm writing with another request for you... I wondered if you would be able to review another new section draft I've prepared for the Citrix article. I left a note on the Talk page a few weeks ago with a link to my draft for the Products section, but have yet to have any response, so I'm reaching out to editors who have worked on the article in the past. If you have time, do you think you might be willing to take a look? Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 11:57, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I would be happy to, 16912_Rhiannon!--CaroleHenson (talk) 22:23, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time, so here's a delicious cookie to say thanks. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 13:41, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Additional help with Tom Graves?[edit]

Hi Carole, thanks so much for your help on Tom Graves last month. I've proposed a few new changes to the article, in a different section than the one you helped me with, and I'm wondering if you could take a look and tell me what you think. The changes are presented here. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 22:04, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

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adopt me I'm good[edit]

hi Carole,

I need adopting and to find a good home. I'm well behaved and have a good temprement, and am v.friendly. Please help me!!! or else... ... something .. hrm.. anyways User:Myrvin suggested I seek mentorship for my own benefit, are you a skilled mentor? Whalestate (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2015)[edit]

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An example of home appliances is this washing machine and clothes dryer combination.

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The food industry is a complex, global collective of diverse businesses that supply much of the food and food energy consumed by the world population.

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Edit Request for Times Group

Hi Carole , Please take a look at the History page I added in Times Group. Do let me know how I can do this better. There are some Companies added to the Group and some that need to be deleted. Kindly advise.TGITInteract (talk) 11:35, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Request help on the History page of Times Group[edit]

Hi Carole, Just need some help on adding some more information on Times Group. There are some companies that need to be added and some companies in the Group that do not exist any more. Can I post the information in one chunk and wait for someone to edit it? I have already posted some info on the history section of Times Group but it has not been edited as yet. Is there any other way I can edit this information? thanksTGITInteract (talk) 11:49, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

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Mother of May Robson[edit]

I am researching the family of Adelaide Fanny Julia Robison the oldest sister of Mary Jeannette Robison (May Robson). Their father was Captain Henry Robison (b. 27 Dec 1810) in Penrith, Cumberland who married Julia Schlesinger at Liverpool in 1847.

Henry Robison was a Captain in the British Merchant navy (not the Royal Navy) and also a Silversmith in Liverpool. He moved from Liverpool to Melbourne with his wife and three children in 1853 and opened a Jewellery shop in Bourke Street, Melbourne. In 1857 he opened a Hotel in Moama, New South Wales. Mary Jennette Robison was born in Moama in 1858. Captain Henry Robison died in Moama in 1860 when Mary was 1y 9m old. Julia married Walter Miller in 1862 and lived in Albury, NSW until about 1866 when the new family moved to Melbourne, VIC and probably lived in the seaside suburb of St Kilda. Sometime between 1870 and 1878 the Miller family, including Mary Robison moved to London.

Mary Robison attended La Sainte Union Catholic School, Highgate Road, London. In the marriage allegation signed by Charles L. Gore in 1875 she gave her Aunt Adelaide's address at Medbourne, Leicestershire claiming that she was 20 years old (she was 17 and he was 19).

Mary Robison's brother, James, lived in San Fransisco from 1895 to his death in 1920. Her mother, Julia, lived there from 1912 to her death in 1914.

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2015 GA Cup[edit]

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We would like to announce the start of the 2nd GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Our inaugural competition, which ran from October 2014 to April 2015, was such a resounding success that we'd like to do it again. Currently, there are over 500 GANs ready to be reviewed; competitors in the previous GA Cup reviewed about 570 GAs, so we can again make a huge impact in helping editors improve articles in Wikipedia and decrease the traditionally long queue at GAN.

The 2nd GA Cup will begin on July 1, 2015. As last time, five rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on November 28, 2015), but this may change based on participant numbers. The judges learned a lot during the 1st GA Cup which exposed weaknesses in its system. Using both the feedback from last year's participants and the weaknesses discovered, we've revised the scoring system to make it more fair. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same.

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Another Tom Graves suggestion[edit]

Hi Carole, hope you've been well! I've been working with another editor to continue making section-by-section improvements to the Tom Graves article, however this editor has now been off-wiki for a few weeks, after asking me to propose a solution to an issue on the page. My suggested replacement text, and explanation for it, has sat on the Talk page for about 9 days now without any response. Would you have the time (and energy) to give it a read and see what you think? Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 16:05, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 23, 2015)[edit]

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The term Buggy is generally used to refer to any lightweight automobile with off road capabilities and sparse bodywork.

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The early life of May Robson[edit]

I am researching the life of Adelaide Robison, the sister of Mary Jeanette Robison (May Robson). I have established a few facts about her early life which differ from that in most biographical articles and wonder if you are interested in receiving a copy? I could edit your Wiki article but prefer to discuss with you first.

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In an autobiographical sketch appearing in “The Theatre” magazine of 1907, Mary Robison starts by saying “I was born in the Australian bush.” Mary Robison was born at Moama, New South Wales, Australia on 19 April 1858. Her parents were Henry Robison (1810-1860) from Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schlesinger (1824-1914) from Liverpool, Lancashire, England who were married in Liverpool on 21 October 1847.

Henry Robison was a merchant navy seaman with the Honourable East India Company for 24 years from the age of 19 and received his Master’s Certificate of Service on 21 February 1853. In 1848 he was listed as a Watch & Clock Maker living at Church Street, Liverpool; a Jeweller in 1850; and a Silversmith in 1852. At the census of 1851 Henry, a Jeweller, was visiting his brother, James Robison, Wine Merchant of Newton, Penrith.

Julia was the eldest daughter of Casper Wolfe Schlesinger (c. 1801-) and Adelaide Leman (c. 1804). Casper was listed as a Watch & Clock Maker at Pleasant Street, Liverpool in 1834; a Land & House Agent at Anne Street, 1848; and by 1850 he and his family were resident at Brooklyn City, New York, USA. In 1848 Adelaide and Julia were listed as Artists at Anne Street, Liverpool. At the 1851 census Julia was a Silversmith living at Church Street with their two sons.

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This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2015)[edit]

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An example of sport – a view of the 1906 unofficial Olympic Games

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May Robson - her personal life[edit]

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Dean[edit]

Hi Carole, I'm struggling health wise, but doing the best I can to push forward with this article. Just wanted to touch base with you and see if you are still willing to provide feedback on a couple of things:

1) I removed some publications from the article (and thinking of still removing more) - publications in which Dean wrote articles for. I could not locate any clear citations or links, and since they do not seem to exist anywhere I deemed it best not to include them. 2) After a few minor edits, I submitted the article and am waiting for a response. 3) I received another photo of Dean from her husband, Larry, to use for the article - a non-professional/never published photo. 4) I uploaded the photo, added the file name to the article as I was told it was ok to do so and still work on the article even though it was submitted. I added the link to the article and it appears to have worked, though I'm not sure if the placement is the best choice. 5)I sent Larry a draft of the Declaration of Consent letter for him to complete, with instructions to include the URL of the photo (and jpg attachment as well) and send all via email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org.

Let me know if there are any changes I should make, of what I've done. Also, anything else you think I should do to improve upon the article while I wait for approval of both the article and photo.

Thank you in advance for your assistance, and I hope all is well with you. Nice to have the warm weather back. Best, Penslips ~~Penslips~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Penslips (talkcontribs) 17:57, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2015)[edit]

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People enjoying the nightlife at a nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa

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You are invited to the Great Colorado Wiknic 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2015)[edit]

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The amounts of fat types in selected foods

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This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2015)[edit]

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A party in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Ox at a restaruant

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Help with MetLife?[edit]

Hi Carole, how's your summer going? I know you to be a thorough and helpful editor when it comes to reviews, and I wonder if you would be able to help me over at MetLife where I think that's needed. A couple of weeks ago, I posted some suggested edits for the article's History section here, but I haven't had any feedback on it as yet. Could you possibly spare a moment and take a look? Thanks so much, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 21:16, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

An update...[edit]

Thanks for your help and visit Minnehaha Falls, my new GA, when you have time! Best, Gandy Gandydancer (talk) 00:04, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Wiknic[edit]

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