User talk:Cordless Larry

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Human Rights[edit]

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Re:Merging articles[edit]

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To help you keep up the good work[edit]

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OR tag[edit]

You just added an OR tag to SSC State. Which aspect is original research may I ask? Thylacoop5 (talk) 15:05, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Please see the article's talk page. Cordless Larry (talk) 15:07, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
Should we start a deletion debate for this page? Should material be added to Khatumo before deletion? Buckshot06 (talk) 05:16, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I see that JamesBWatson has already nominated it for speedy deletion, Buckshot06. If that fails, I would support starting a deletion discussion, as this has the markings of another Thylacoop5 POV fork. Cordless Larry (talk) 05:28, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
@Buckshot06 and Cordless Larry: Having given Thylacoop5 a chance to defend the article, and having also done further checking for relevant information, I have now deleted the article. I have taken the unusual step of posting a very long explanation at User talk:Thylacoop5 of why I rejected that editor's claim that it was not a POV fork. My reason for taking that unusual step is also explained there. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 11:04, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

very humorous alternate account i made[edit]

hello, i made a very humorous account called User:GJ1214 and it says it's evil!!! Bondboy9756 (talk) 02:49, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

And you are now blocked for not being here to contribute to the encyclopedia. Cordless Larry (talk) 11:10, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Legobot (talk) 04:29, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Wine in a can article[edit]

Hello, you deleted an article which I uploaded last week on the emerging wine in a can product category. I believe you may have thought that it was a promotional piece however my intention was to inform on the amazing growth of the category over the past few years. As this is my first article, do you have any suggestions as to how I can improve it as I tried to follow the article wizard etc, use references etc, but that obviously was not enough.

thank you,Stokesirene (talk) 05:51, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Stokesirene. My main advice would be to submit draft the article for review rather than moving it to mainspace yourself. Secondly, have a read of WP:NPOV and WP:VERIFY. Don't include anything in the article that you cannot provide a source for. Don't include opinions such as "the authoritative voice of the grape and wine industry in the USA since 1919", "as Asia is not a traditional market for wine, a new generation of consumers craving quality wines in convenient, small format packaging, quickly warmed to Barokes wine in a can products" or "Barokes' success has ensured that wine producers all over the world have seen what wine in a can is able to achieve and motivated them to enter this global category", without explaining who offered those opinions (we call this POV attribution - see WP:ATTRIBUTEPOV). Finally, do not include external links in the body of the article; see WP:REFB for how to format references. Cordless Larry (talk) 07:14, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Another non-contributor?[edit]

CL - Another recent appearing editor that puts in way too much time on own User page, Teahouse, other editor's User pages. Most egregious is the humongous amount of material recently added to User:Steeltree1/sandbox Your thoughts? David notMD (talk) 02:13, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) A typical case of WP:NOTWEBHOST; but since it's relatively harmless at this stage, I've issued a warning. The account should be blocked if it continues the same activity though. Alex Shih (talk) 03:27, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Let's keep an eye on them, David notMD. At least they made a good edit here. Cordless Larry (talk) 07:56, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Celia Brackenridge[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Celia Brackenridge at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! SusunW (talk) 19:08, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Source Citations[edit]

Sources are hard to come across it seems. Sorry for the hassle, I've cited a source directly from their website. Opticulex (talk) 17:11, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, Opticulex. It's always best to find the sources before deciding to add material to an article. Cordless Larry (talk) 19:14, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

"under the line"[edit]

Hi Larry, can you enlighten me from your extensive experience of Wikipedia editing what the Wikipedia submissions definition of "under the line" is (in your comment about Fred Skolnik)? Thanks. AndrewCorser (talk) 17:39, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi AndrewCorser. That wasn't a Wikipedia term, and having checked, the phrase is apparently "below the line" (use 4 here). What I meant is that those comments you were citing are user-contributed and we have no way of verifying that they were written by Skolnik. We therefore shouldn't be including this material in articles, least of all a BLP. Cordless Larry (talk) 19:10, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Regarding Guy Van Nueten's page[edit]

Hi cordless Larry

Regarding the Guy Van Nueten page, it is a translation from the Dutch Guy Van Nueten's wikipage and I was wondering how these two could be linked to one another. Could you please inform me if the 'warning'-sign can be removed on top of the English page, seen that I did not receive money for my work and I am independantly trying to upload this for months now? Thank you very much in advance, Kat — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kat Van Tichelen Belgium (talkcontribs) 09:50, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Kat Van Tichelen Belgium. You can add an inter-language link by clicking on the small language settings icon (a cog) next to "Languages" on the left-hand side of the page. As regards the paid editing message, that was added by Chris troutman, so I would be interested to hear his thoughts on that. Cordless Larry (talk) 11:21, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
I've removed the "paid" banner on Kat Van Tichelen Belgium's assertion. Most of these articles look promotional to me. The request by a SPA to remove the banner itself sounds questionable. Maintenance templates exist to let other editors know which articles have problems to be addressed. Why would that bother you, Kat Van Tichelen Belgium? The appeal to your months of work evinces a cognitive bias; articles have to meet standards even if you takes you twenty years to get there. Chris Troutman (talk) 11:53, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Anuntul de UK[edit]

Hello Larry,

Could you please help me with a suggestion. I am the founder of Anuntul de UK - the biggest website for the Romanian community in the UK. We are the second largest community in the UK after the Polish community.

Is it possible to create a page on wikipedia for Anuntul de UK?

Many thanks

Marius — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:12, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Marius. That depends on whether Anuntul de UK has been written about at some depth in independent sources such as newspapers and magazines. Please see Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) or, for a simpler explanation, WP:GOLDENRULE. Cordless Larry (talk) 12:18, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Windrush scandal article[edit]

Hi Larry

The Windrush scandal article (which was originally 'forked off' from the Amber Rudd article), is barely coherent in its present form, but is getting page views in the many thousands. The section remaining in Rudd's article, is equally muddled (though less important).

The article bears all the hallmarks of being hurriedly written and added to, but left in a state which would be barely comprehensible to anyone who didn't already know most of what there was to know.

I've left a 'help wanted' post on the UK politics project but would be grateful if you know of any other ways to call in help from UK-ish editors. (please ping me if replying here or use article talk page - which I'm watching). Pincrete (talk) 22:53, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Pincrete. I actually looked to see if an article had been started a few days after the scandal broke, and didn't find anything so added a brief mention to British African-Caribbean people, which I see has since been expanded a little. You could try posting on the talk page of that article? This strikes me as a good topic for an edit-a-thon, although I don't know enough about them to know if there are any upcoming that it would be within the scope of. Sorry that that's not a very helpful answer! Cordless Larry (talk) 16:27, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, good idea (Brit Af-Car) this all seemed very daunting yesterday, but I've since created a 'background' section, (without which the topic is an incomprehensible series of assertions). I've also posted on a few related topics (immigration law etc), in the hope of pulling in some expertise. Pincrete (talk) 16:59, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Celia Brackenridge[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Celia Brackenridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that funding for Celia Brackenridge's research into child protection in football was ended because the sport "was not ready for a gay former lacrosse international rummaging through its dirty linen"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Celia Brackenridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Celia Brackenridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 28 June 2018 (UTC)


I am still learning how to use this properly. I will stop any further editing in Wikipedia. I am not paid to do so by anyone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:08, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Liberty Holdlings[edit]

Hope you got previous message where it was stated that no further editing will be done. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:12, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Noted. Thank you. Cordless Larry (talk) 12:10, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:California Proposition 187[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:California Proposition 187. Legobot (talk) 04:29, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Is there a way I can block strangers from my talk page?[edit]

Someone barged into my user-talk page to yell at me for editing my own user-talk page. Is there a way I can stop this from happening again? Please advise. William Sherman, Esq. (talk) 14:45, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

That would be me, I guess. I suppose that you could request an interaction ban, William Sherman, Esq., but you would be better off just avoiding editing other users' comments so that there was no need to warn you about this, and to avoid calling other editors fascists. Cordless Larry (talk) 15:14, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

You would be better off refraining from ganging up on strangers & stomping all over their user-talk pages. FlightTime ran to you whining about how I was mean to him ON MY OWN TALK PAGE & you just couldn't resist piling on me & yapping about how evil I am. I didn't initiate OR WANT interactions with either of y'all. If he didn't like what I did that he was complaining to me about, he was free to delete it; I wouldn't have cared or tried to turn it into an edit war, because I have a life. Both of you crossed my line by invading my page. I'm no longer going to open said page because I'm sick of this. William Sherman, Esq. (talk) 15:25, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, but FlightTime did not come to me. I had your user talk page on my watchlist from when I welcomed you to Wikipedia. I therefore saw you editing FlightTime's comment, and reverted this and warned you not to do it again, as is standard practice. WP:TPO is very clear on this: "Never edit or move someone's comment to change its meaning, even on your own talk page". Cordless Larry (talk) 21:54, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

MVD Scam[edit]


You should add the links back to the MVD Entertaiment Group page as their is a criminal case about them not paying royalties to vendors, hence the comments are valid and should be listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

If this has been reported in reliable sources such as newspapers, then it can be added, but Facebook reviews are user-generated and therefore not considered reliable. Cordless Larry (talk) 20:59, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Giorgi Sigua[edit]

Hi, I would like to discuss your decision to speedy delete Giorgi Sigua article.

The person was head of the government administration (the National tourist administrstion in Georgia - the independent ex-USSR state, not the state in USA). He is a founder of a very big music festival.

The article is quite well sourced.

If you found some "promotional" words in the article, you could delete them.

If you found some unsourced text in the article, you could delete it.

Anyway, please send me to code of the article or restore it in my private space, as I plan to create an article about the National Tourist Administration of Georgia and include information about Giorgi Sigua into the article.

Thank you in advance!

BTW, will you take part in Wikimania in Cape Town? I would gladly talk with you. --Perohanych (talk) 06:59, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Standard practice is to decline requests for the text of articles deleted as promotional, Perohanych. I would like to ask the deleting administrator, Jimfbleak, what he thinks here. Cordless Larry (talk) 07:11, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for ping. It's not only promotional in tone for him and his festival, it's also basically an unsourced biography of a living person; although it has three refs, one is his festival one is a dead link and one appears to be a press release. As a source for another article it's therefore useless. Personally, I'd decline, but since Perohanych's request has come to you I have no problem if take a different view Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:29, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, Perohanych, but having reminded myself of the article content, I agree with Jimfbleak. This isn't the first time you've run into this problem, so can I suggest that you familiarise yourself with WP:NPOV and WP:BLP before you create any more such articles? Cordless Larry (talk) 16:30, 16 July 2018 (UTC)