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I don't live on Cullen Ct, but I like the street sign

Welcome to my talk page I use the name Cullen328 on Wikipedia, but you can call me "Jim" because that's my real first name. If you want to start a new conversation, please click "New section" at the top of this page. I keep the old comments from July and August of 2009 that follow the "Contents" here, because these friendly words of greeting made me feel welcome when I first started editing Wikipedia.


The importance of a friendly greeting

Hello and welcome to my talk page. If you want to start a new conversation, please click "New section" at the top of this page. I keep the comments that follow from July and August of 2009 readily visible, because these friendly words of greeting made me feel welcome here on Wikipedia when I first started editing. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:38, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Please offer your thoughts

I would appreciate comments and suggestions on any contributions I make. I am learning.Cullen328 (talk) 03:22, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Nice work on Jules Eichorn. He's been needing an article for a while.   Will Beback  talk  06:28, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
If I may suggest, now that you've posted the Eichorn article the draft below might be deleted. It's your talk page to do with as you like, but it's a bit hard to edit around.
As for formatting and pictures, a good way to learn is to look around at other articles to see what you think looks best. It can be helpful to break up long blocks of text into subsections. Perhaps it'd be possible to split the biography into two or three eras. Other than that, the formatting is usually kept fairly plain. As for photos, it's easy to upload them: the trick is in finding photos with appropriate licensing. If you have any personal photos then those'd be fine. There are might be pictures of the peaks he did first ascents on in the Wikicommons. File:Cathedral Peak.png is a so-so pic of Eichorn Pinnacle.
As before, feel free to ask if you have any questions. There are several editors here who are mountaineers or just admirers of the Sierra, so you're in good company.   Will Beback  talk  21:13, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
PS: Many editors create "sandbox" pages for drafting articles. For example, User talk:Cullen328/Sandbox.   Will Beback  talk  00:17, 1 August 2009


Your climber biographies

Hey Jim, just wanted to say welcome and thanks for your contributions to the Sierra Nevada climbing history articles. You're filling a niche that's been missing here, I look forward to working with you. --Justin (talk) 11:54, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

I'll second that. Nice work on Allen Steck and welcome to Wikipedia. I don't know who you are planning to write up next but if your taking requests I think Peter Croft (climber) could really use a page. If you ever have any questions please ask. Thanks again for your great additions.--OMCV (talk) 02:25, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Justin and OMCV. I am beginning work on Tom Frost and Glen Dawson. Comments on Norman Clyde would be welcomed. I will defintely read up on Peter Croft, OMCV. I am still "learning the ropes" in Wikipedia, to use a climbing analogy, and have all sorts of things in mind. My biggest challenge right now is getting permission to use images. My next biggest challenge is hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney with my wife in ten days - she's never been above 12,000 feet except for the train ride up Pikes Peak. As she's 56 and developing arthritis in her toes, it will be an accomplishment if she (and I) complete the Class 1 feat. Jim Heaphy (talk) 02:34, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Debra and I made it to the summit of Mt. Whitney at 2:20 PM on Friday, September 11. Jim Heaphy (talk) 00:59, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

2009 Archive

2010 Archive

2011 Archive

2012 Archive (first six months)

Automatic Archive 1Automatic Archive 2Automatic Archive 3

References[edit]

Another review of this article, please?[edit]

Jim,

Thanks for your help and advice.

Can you please now take another look at this article and advise?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Omar_E._Garc%C3%ADa-Bol%C3%ADvar

Best,

Juvetorre (talk) 16:23, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello again, Juvetorre. Can you please point out the three best references in your draft that cite significant coverage of this person in independent, reliable sources? I want to review the strongest sources for establishing notability. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:35, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

WikiCake![edit]

Comment[edit]

Nude photo[edit]

Brilliant post. Ha! I just wanted to let you know I thought so!--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 11:59, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

I too found you answer humorous and witty. BluJay (talk) 02:51, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate the feedback. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:14, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Teahouse Posts[edit]

@Cullen328: I happened to notice that you frequently answer questions at the teahouse. I noticed because I happen to spend a lot of time there myself, though for the opposite reason. (I ask the questions you answer.) I found your comments helpful even though they were answers to other's questions. I thinking am doing okay on Wikipedia, but I've barely made any mainspace edits, and can't seem to find my place on Wikipedia. In the month I started, I made many edits, and then took a unexpected a wikibreak that lasted for two months. I would like to become a better editor and find something on Wikipedia I can help with. I know you already have at least one person you mentor, but if at all possible, do you mind mentoring me a little too? If you are busy, or would rather stick to having only one person to mentor, I completely understand. Thank you again for your indirect teahouse help! BluJay (talk) 02:48, 28 June 2015 (UTC) BluJay (talk) 02:48, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello BluJay. The person I mentor is unable to contribute much these days, for reasons that need no discussion here. The one thing that I will say is that I will be here for her 100% whenever she is again able to edit actively. So, I do not want to establish a formal "mentor" relationship with another editor at this this time. Plus, I do not know your work here on Wikipedia yet.
That being said, I think that my record at the Teahouse and here on my talk page shows that I enjoy helping new editors and directing them in the right direction. At least, I try to.
My general advice to a new editor trying to find their place here on Wikipedia is to seek that answer in self-examination about which areas of human knowledge rivet your attention, and where you have (or can develop) a degree of expertise. Often, these will be local or niche topic areas. For example, you could set out to systematically improve articles about the historic sites of the town, city or region where you live. Start with those that are weak, unreferenced, or poorly refenced stubs. Good edits to such articles brings you positive attention rather than drama. In your mind, always keep improving the encyclopedia the underlying motive for every edit. This is an encyclopedia, not a social network.
The project is so broad and vast that every single good faith volunteer can find useful work to do here. So, please feel free to ask specific questions at any time. I will do my best to answer. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:29, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
@Cullen328: I completely understand and thanks for the advice! BluJay (talk) 20:26, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much...[edit]

...for your support over at my RfA. I shall do my best to be worthy of it. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:37, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

You are welcome, Ser Amantio di Nicolao. And thanks to you for picking up the mop. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:11, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
My first one for you being helpful to new users! Silver Samurai 14:57, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Silver Samurai. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:13, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

3House[edit]

I have not answered anything at the Teahouse for weeks. Should I not become a Host on the basis that I rarely or inconsistently answer questions or is this acceptable? I wouldn't think there's a minimum requirement to how many questions you should answer but is there a general guideline and/or consensus? Thanks, Rubbish computer 18:01, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

In my opinion, Rubbish computer, you are paying too much attention to the formality of whether or not you are a "host". No one other than you cares one way or another. The only important issue in this regard is whether Teahouse questions are being answered in a friendly, helpful, accurate way. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:23, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Cullen328Thanks. Rubbish computer 22:10, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Herbert Hope Risley[edit]

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Discussion about C-SPAN First Ladies[edit]

Hello Cullen328. Thanks for taking the time to look over my proposed updates to the First Ladies: Influence & Image entry and respond at the Teahouse. Did you have any other feedback? If editors see the inclusion of the names of producers and academic advisors as appearing too promotional, I would be happy to remove them. That said, would you be willing to take the article live if that change was made? Or could you point me in the right direction to get help to expand the entry?

Thanks!

C-SPAN Jeremy (talk) 18:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello C-SPAN Jeremy. The article is already live. I am afraid that I do not have enough experience in editing articles about TV shows to properly evaluate your proposed additions to the existing article. It may be better to break your proposed changes down into discrete chunks of content, instead of suggesting a complete rewrite. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:03, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Whenever I'm in the midst of drama here, I always am happy to see what you have to say about a situation. I don't agree with you every time (just most times) but you have a way of bringing a conversation back to point that we are all human beings, trying to do our best. Except trolls. Forget trolls. ;-) Liz Read! Talk! 00:22, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
What a delightful message to read as I am shifting into a "long holiday weekend" state of mind! Thank you, Liz. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:24, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Thank you so much for the tireless work you do for this project! How are things going? EmilyREditor (talk) 18:20, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Things are mostly fine with me, EmilyREditor, although one of my brothers was injured in a car accident yesterday. Thanks for the kind words. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:57, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Please pass on my sympathies; I hope he feels better soon. Best regards, Emily -- EmilyREditor (talk) 19:24, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. My brother is expected to recover, but it will take time. He broke three neck vertebrae plus several ribs. Fortunately, no paralysis. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:29, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
That is certainly a tragedy; that is a lot of bones to be broken. I am happy to hear he has no paralysis though... I hope he does recover soon. EmilyREditor (talk) 23:01, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
I am happy to report that the doctors and nurses are pleased with my brother's progress. Although he was seriously injured, it could have been much, much worse. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:24, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Great to hear. How is the editing going? EmilyREditor (talk) 06:16, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I just keep on keeping on. I have done a bit of work on Bernie Sanders today, after finding a lengthy article on Politico about his early career. How about you? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:21, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I haven't been very active here, mostly on wikiHow, but I do contribute here when I can. Thanks for asking! EmilyREditor (talk) 21:43, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Article for another review/comment[edit]

Jim--

Thanks for your help.

I have taken your previous suggestions and those of the reviewer. If you can, can you please take another look at your convenience?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Omar_E._Garc%C3%ADa-Bol%C3%ADvar


Best,

Juvetorre (talk) 19:31, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello again, Juvetorre. Which three or four of your 27 references devotes significant coverage of this person in enough depth to show that he is notable? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 20:03, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Clearly[edit]

You said "clearly" to something in an RfA that may be clear for you, but not me. - In a different context, is their a polite word for where I am tempted to speak of a victim of an institution. You may remember the talk about the spirale of justice, or as you suggested to reflect ""Righteousness" is perhaps better, but may carry excessive connotations of religious piety. Might a formulation like "right living" work? As a Jew, I am reminded of Yiddishkeit". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:39, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Gerda Arendt. My use of the word "clearly" was meant as my own assessment of the likelihood that the RfA would succeed, and if instead I implied that my view should be clear to others, that was not my intent. I should have said "it seems clear to me", I suppose. I tried to be friendly in my "Neutral" comment and also left two friendly messages on their talk page. If there is anything else you think that I should do, I am open to your suggestions. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 15:42, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
It may be just my (lack of) language, to me "clearly" means not likelihood but certainty, but we may clearly disagree ;) - As Rich seems in no danger of leaving the project - as some others - if his RfA is not successful all is fine. I mention his lone support for my statement - one voice in the universe - on top of my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:12, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Nude Photo[edit]

@ Cullen , at first i want to give a semi-nude photo in Panties article, i have found such kind of photo in Wikimedia commons . talk to me.Farzana zardari (talk) Farzana zardari (talk) 04:35, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Farzana zardari. I see that you added the photo and it was promptly reverted. You can try to make your case for including the image on the article's talk page. Just because an image is available on Commons does not mean that it belongs in an article. Selecting images that add encyclopedic value to an article requires editorial judgment. I do not think the photo adds anything of value to the article. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:43, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

@ Cullen 328 , the article Panties includes a photo named Panties in different colors , the photo has already been used in Lingerie .So I want to use a different photo on that place. Farzana zardari (talk) 06:05, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Farzana zardari, there is nothing wrong with using an informative photo like that one of several pairs of panties in two or more relevant articles. That is no reason to add an inappropriate photo that emphasizes the woman more than the garment. You need to convince other editors, and so far, you are not doing a very good job of it. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:12, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

@Cullen328 , I have uploaded another photo on that page. I don't want removal . Farzana zardari (talk) 06:22, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Farzana zardari, you may not want removal but you've got it. Someone else reverted. Three other editors have disagreed with your image preferences. Please do not change the images again, as that would be edit warring, which is a blockable offense. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:26, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

@Cullen328, please help me adding a new photo in panties.Farzana zardari (talk) 07:09, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

I am sorry, but I cannot help you in any way other than offering advice in the form of expressing my opinions about good editing behavior. I fear your behavior in this matter has been very close to disruptive, Farzana zardari, and I urge caution in the future. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:17, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Infos about the WP system, that grants Wikipedians revert rights (aka, where can I get the sweets?)[edit]

Dear Cullen, Salomons request was wisdom, after that he was granted all. In that spirit, would you please direct me to the sources about the rights system in WP? Why? I am bold and try to get content in and am reaching again and again these article's shorewalls, fending off edits, even constructive ones in a rather short 'n uncivil manner (good cop bad cop). Please,. also, see my involvement in the article Proposals for a Palestinian state - any of your comments regarding my actions are very well appreciated, as well (I am not perfect!). And can I get these revert rights, the others have, and how? And how to use them properly? I feel lost in all the guideline even do not know the search term for this. And, final question, how to become a member of a cool minded group that would help and guide? Miraclexix (talk · contribs · count) Thank you --Miraclexix (talk) 16:36, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Miraclexix. Every editor has the right to revert, as explained at WP:RV. All Israel/Palestine articles are under a one reversion per day restriction, and after that, you must discuss and obtain consensus for any changes on the talk page. These articles are very contentious and are watched closely by highly experienced editors. I very rarely edit highly controversial articles because I know that I can be more productive and happier elsewhere. My recommendation is to be patient, to compromise, and to never lose your temper. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:01, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much!! Methink the same: "because I know that I can be more productive and happier elsewhere" , there is not enough a higher culture and an openness - sadly enough. --Miraclexix (talk) 19:02, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Notability on biography as you asked[edit]

Jim--

Thanks for the quick answer.

On article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Omar_E._Garc%C3%ADa-Bol%C3%ADvar

I think these sources show notability.

FN 2 http://www.lanacion.com.ar/554667-un-tribunal-creado-hace-37-anos,

FN 8 http://archivo.elnuevodiario.com.ni/nacional/164225-asesoria-inversionistas-demuele-poder-judicial/

FN 16 http://www.iaba.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=300%3Aboletin-no-7-aportes-de-la-fia-en-la-reforma-del-reglamento-de-la-comision-interamericana-de-los-derechos-humanos-cidh&catid=9%3Anewsletter&Itemid=91&lang=es

FN 18 http://www.oas.org/es/centro_noticias/comunicado_prensa.asp?sCodigo=C-985/11


Please advise. Juvetorre (talk) 20:45, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Juvetorre. In my opinion, none of those sources provides significant coverage of him as a person. They do not discuss where he was born, where he was educated, where he lives now, or whether he is married or has children. Instead they quote him or his reports on other topics, like corruption in Nicaragua and so on. We are looking for significant coverage of him as a person. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 20:54, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Quint Studer[edit]

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Emeco 1006[edit]

The article is about a famous chair that prompted copycats, is often featured in movies or at high-end restaurants and is known for being an icon of old-fashioned American workmanship (made by hand, lasts forever, etc.) It was originally built for military warships at sea.

I've started a discussion here about whether there should be a separate three-paragraph stub on the manufacturer, or if information about the company should be consolidated on the article about the more notable chair based on the advice I wrote at WP:ORGVANITY. Unfortunately it did not produce any discussion and I was wondering if you wanted to take a look.

This is also a good example to bust your pre-conceptions about paid editing; there's no reasonable way to interpret their motives as being to hide or spin non-existent negative information on the page. They were prompted by perceived errors and it being out of date. CorporateM (Talk) 20:13, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello CorporateM. I took a look at both drafts and both look good at first glance. I will be busy with other things for a few hours, and then will read them again more carefully. I will comment substantively then. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:06, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Help with references[edit]

Hi Jim Can you take a looksie at the poet's page I am trying to get approved and look at the comments left by those who have declined it to offer some suggestions? Thanks

p.s. He recently found that he is Jewish-Canadian as well as Af-Am.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Jerome_Strong — Preceding unsigned comment added by RiqueThur (talkcontribs) 12:07, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello RiqueThur.Phrases like "the poetry flowed with a never before seen robustness" and discussing his "muse" are promotional and not acceptable. The article must be written from the neutral point of view. I suggest that you read WP:CREATIVE which is the notability guideline for poets and novelists. So far, I do not see significant coverage of this person in reliable, independent sources. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:01, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Cullen, I'm going to get straight to the point. I have had off-wiki talks with other editors trying to find candidates suitable for an RfA, and without exception they have all said "Why isn't Cullen328 an admin"? Seriously, you've got nothing to lose, I can cobble together a good nomination (which will include diplomacy, teahouse work, AfD stats, article work - especially Canadian drug charges and trial of Jimi Hendrix which I did the GA review for and article rescue) and I've already got people taking bets on it being included in WP:RFX200. What say you? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:57, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind words, Ritchie333. I sent you an email on this matter. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:28, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Biographical Info[edit]

Can you explain how biographical information on this poet found on one of the most prestigious university's websites is not significant enough? I ask with all sincerity. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RiqueThur (talkcontribs) 18:09, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello RiqueThur. Did you read and understand WP:CREATIVE? A university running a brief item on one of its graduates is not independent coverage of the sort that establishes notability. It is a routine thing that universities do. Once notability is firmly established, then such sources can be used for uncontroversial biographical details. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:35, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of George Meany[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article George Meany you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of CorporateM -- CorporateM (talk) 06:40, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much, CorporateM. I am proud of the work I did on this biography and look forward to making any changes or improvements needed to reach Good article status. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:50, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Leslie Lazarus[edit]

Hi! Jim

Thanks for your comment about my need for help with footnoting on the Leslie Lazarus article. I am somewhat confused as sulfurboy said the footnotes needed fixing, but you say not? Thanks for your comment on notability, I have now added a couple of links that show notability. What do I do now about the conflict of opinion about the footnoting? Cheers Marcella Marcella.lazarus (talk) 04:23, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Marcella.lazarus. I guess that the issue may come down to the definition of "fix". The other editor said the references need fixing, and I said that they need URLs added, if the URLs exist. So my recommendation is to add the URLs where they exist, and then ask Sulfurboy to take another look, and comment in greater detail if he still has concerns. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:36, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Mistake[edit]

I marked somebody's user talk as patrolled before realising they are a suspected sockpuppet and I can't see which it was because I can't get on X!'s tools at the moment. Are they still marked as a suspected sockpuppet or have I jeopardised this? Thanks, Rubbish computer 16:18, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Rubbish computer. As far as I know, marking a user page as patrolled will have no effect on a sockpuppet investigation. However, I am neither an active page patroller nor an active sock hunter. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:25, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

@Cullen328: Thanks. The page stayed in the category so I assume it's okay. Rubbish computer 17:31, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of Nobel laureates in Literature[edit]

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can you help?[edit]

Hi Cullen, this edit has left the paragraph without any source to support the information on Bernie's marriage/divorce and the birth of his son Levi. As I said on the talk page at the start, I will continue to look for other sources but so far haven't come up with any. It does seem that since the DM is sourcing public records and so states that, then in this instance it is all right to use it, especially as the intention is to use it only in the interim. I'd no idea previously that the DM was held in such low regard here on WP, as my work on WP is largely in writing virus articles and have rare use for non-medical sources. I've thought of putting in 'citation needed' but would appreciate your opinion on the matter. btw, Bernie's first wife was keen to let the DM reporter know that Levi was not born during the time of her marriage with Bernie which seems why the reporter specified the date and place. I think keeping the year of his birth is a good idea for the same reason. Thanks. SW3 5DL (talk) 17:49, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello SW3 5DL. The Politico source, currently #40, verifies most of that early life information. I would use that for everything except the first wife's maiden name, and at this time, the Mail seems to be the only source, though I haven't searched in recent days. The son's name and birth year are fine. The exact birth date and town of birth are not acceptable in my view. He is not a public figure and deserves some privacy. Read Daily Mail for indications why it is widely distrusted among many editors. I am working in the "real world" now and do not have time to work on the article. Thanks for asking for my opinion, and for all your contributions. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:00, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Cullen. SW3 5DL (talk) 18:58, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Alfried Dettke[edit]

Hi Jim Many thanks for the positive open minded comments, I regret that my embarrassing lack of IT skills is showing through plainly here, when I registered with a view to loading a whole series of articles on little known but highly successful air aces (data collated in European archives over the last 3 decades) I had thought that there might be a "template" for a biog article and as you can see I struggled. As I mix mainly with aviation enthusiasts I couldn't understand the apparent indifference to a 44-45 victory fighter ace. I've got a load of data, I have photos (of which I own the copyright) but I struggle in getting it loaded in a format which people here find acceptable. I have read through the various guidelines for newbies but I haven't found a solution obvious to my limited IT abilities. I'm pleased to share what I have, much of it is unavailable even in books yet. Any help appreciated. ThanksResearcher1944 (talk) 19:03, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Researcher1944. IT skills are secondary and can be learned easily. Wiki markup is not rocket science. What is most important for you to realize is that this is a project to build an an encyclopedia based on summarizing what has already been published in reliable sources. When you say these aces are "little known", then that raises red flags among experienced editors. Wikipedia is not the proper venue for publishing original research or publicizing "little known" people. A biography must be based on what published reliable sources have said about the person, and it must be significant coverage, not just an entry on a list. One option is for you to submit your research to a military history journal. Once published there, it could be used here on Wikipedia to establish notability. In all honesty, I am surprised at the seeming lack of sources for an ace with 40+ kills. Seemingly, it is military aviation historians that have shown "apparent indifference" to this person until now, not Wikipedia editors. You see, experienced Wikipedia editors are single minded. When evaluating notability, all we care about is the quality of the sources discussing the topic. Nothing else. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 20:56, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

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Pavlov's RfA reward

Thank for !voting at my recent RfA. You voted Neutral so you get a reasonable two cookies, just cooling off.
All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 19:30, 16 July 2015 (UTC).

Thanks, Rich Farmbrough. I look forward to supporting your next RfA. All the best to you, too. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:11, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of George Meany[edit]

The article George Meany you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:George Meany for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of CorporateM -- CorporateM (talk) 07:01, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello I have a question[edit]

First off, how are you? As you can see I am back again. I get these brief moments where I have enough time to enjoy Wikipedia. I ran across this article and wondering if the image posted is "legal" as far as copyright and Wiki policies. Its a "screenshot" from Channel 4 and I think it is of a living person; Gerard McCarthy. I am not totally sure so I just left it but wanted to direct someone to it that I knew would know what to do. Article is Kris Fisher Thanks in advance for your help and have a great night!! Tattoodwaitress (talk) 01:55, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Tattoodwaitress. It is always delightful for me to see your unique user name, though I very much hope that no jerks give you a hard time about it. As for me, I am doing pretty well and feeling young and healthy for age 63 with one exception. I need to get cataract surgery in my right eye, which worries me because my left eye has other long-standing problems. I just need to trust the ophthalmologists.
As for the image in question, it probably complies with WP:NFCI #5. I say "probably" since I have not investigated whether or not the character is notable enough for a Wikipedia article. If notable, the non-free image needs to be low-resolution, and it needs to be an image of the actor "in character". Any image of the actor as a living person outside the context of an acting role needs to be a freely licensed image. That is my understanding. I hope that this is helpful to you. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 02:39, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Aww Cullen328 I am sorry to hear that you need the cataract surgery. It is hard to lose eye sight and just having any surgery on your eye must be somewhat scary. I shall be hoping that all goes well for you. As for my user name I don't often get teased about it, but I do however get asked often if I actually have tattoos and if I am a waitress. Funny.. I was a waitress for 23 years; however, I left the profession when i started having thoughts that dumping a bowl of hot soup would be an awesome way to deal with a difficult customer. I never did it though. And yes I have tattoos. Thank you so much for the information regarding the image and once again I sure do hope your eye gets fixed and you recover quickly!! Tattoodwaitress (talk) 01:25, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Crime and Criminal Biography[edit]

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Apology[edit]

Hi, Cullen. I wanted to apologize for my also too-strong words. If I'd taken the time to check your user page first, I'd have seen that you're one of the good guys and were likely simply having a very bad day, and I would have said something in private. I sincerely apologize. I would be more than happy to apologize publicly, too, if it would be helpful rather than not; your call completely. valereee (talk) 09:00, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

I appreciate your remarks, Valereee, and there is no need to say anything elsewhere. In the past, I have been accused of peddling flowers and pink bunnies by being too lenient at the Teahouse. I try to walk a fine line between friendliness and firmness, but clearly allowed my sarcasm to emerge with that answer. I will try not to make that mistake again. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 15:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
There's always a critic.  :) valereee (talk) 16:54, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Public Storage[edit]

Forgot to tell you (you might have gotten my ping) that I provided a draft on the Talk page. It's a quite a bit of stuff to pile on at once and there's naturally no rush if you want me to circle back with smaller bits or go about it some other way, or just wait a few weeks for you to get around to it, or even just find someone else with more of an interest. I think you'll find the proposed products section sufficiently negative, but we may disagree about the significance of their corporate structure and their notability as an investment vehicle. I felt the sources made a pretty big deal about it. CorporateM (Talk) 08:35, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Jeb Bush[edit]

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