User talk:DGG (NYPL)

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I'm User DGG, and this is my alternate non-admin account as
Wikipedian in Residence at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts, from September 2012 through August 2013

If you want to reach me quickly, use the talk page at my regular account, User talk:DGG; I use this only when I am at the library or doing something related.

Your recent edits[edit]

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You're right. What fooled me was the term they use for the catalog: ":Classic catalog". I will fix it--the whole article needs a good deal of expansion in any case and I intend to do it. 'DGG (at NYPL) (talk) 20:00, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

AfcBox proposal[edit]

Dear DGG (NYPL):

Several editors expressed similar concerns about my proposal at User:Anne Delong/AfcBox that editors who weren't experienced at finding sources might not be able to contribute. I added a new choice to my proposal for the person to ask for help and be given a choice of three places to ask. Please look and see if this addresses your concerns. Thanks. —Anne Delong (talk) 00:09, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

"Major Redesign in 2013" on NYPL[edit]

DGG (NYPL), the way you've edited the "controversies" bit about NYPL's website and online catalog makes it sound like the "major redesign" in 2013 was related to the catalog interface. In fact, it was just a home page redesign and intentionally avoided any changes to the catalog interaction (see for more info). I'm not aware of any major redesigns in 2013 that bear upon the online catalog. Could you either strike that change, reword it, or if you disagree with me add a citation? Thanks.


Is this really David Goodman? Surprised at you nominating an article for deletion without checking google books, it easily meet GNG. Scottish Equity Partners too has 1500 hits in books/magazines.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:47, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

I accept that Nallatech is widely enough used, and I'm withdrawing. I saw refs for SEP, and they seem mostly mere notices. My attitude towards articles on organizations is changing to a very high degree of skepticism. Possibly too far--I need to think about it. 'DGG (at NYPL) (talk) 21:27, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/RfC Reviewer permission[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/RfC Reviewer permission. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:10, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png In residence, huh? Good for you, DGG. Don't know how the food is in that dorm--this one may not be much better. Drmies (talk) 02:05, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
isn't a dorm, it's a library; they have a café. 'DGG (at NYPL) (talk) 18:11, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png And you can wash it down with this. But this is 10PM on a Saturday--you are, no doubt, setting Manhattan on fire. Enjoy. Drmies (talk) 02:06, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

As you previously participated in related discussions you are invited to comment at the discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/RfC for AfC reviewer permission criteria. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:27, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

Some nonsense going on that you might find amusing...[edit]

See Talk:Novacam_Technologies#Contested deletion. Let's just say that I got really peeved earlier today to see a speedy delete notice placed on Interferometry. – Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 00:25, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Susan RoAne[edit]

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Susan_RoAne_%282nd_nomination%29[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Susan_RoAne_(2nd_nomination). Benboy00 (talk) 23:56, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

December 2013[edit]

Your submission at AfC JJ Books was accepted[edit]

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'DGG (at NYPL)' (talk) 19:11, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Neighborcity article[edit]

User DGG (NYPL), I have a good rating on the real etate information website and app, Neighborcity, so I'm not inclined to edit the article because of my potential tie to the entity. NeighborCity is also in a landmark antitrust lawsuit with the National Association of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service that realtors post real estate ads to. This subject deserves coverage when people search for the NeighborCity lawsuit because it impacts the one and a half million real estate agents, brokers and commercial agents of which I am one, and then the millions of homebuyers each year who are likely to be impacted if the association ends up with evaluations and ratings of all of its member-brokers and agents.

If there is a problem with the litigation section, or other sections of this page, then why not fix it? If a salaried marketing assistant or intern at the company or a hired person wrote the article in the first place, write over their work like the last 12 months of editors have. I saw the link User Rybec posted, and it doesn't look like the page creator was actually blocked until months after the article was created. I'd like to see increased interest in the Neighborcity lawsuit, not less. (talk) 18:08, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

4Culture perspective[edit]

Hi DGG, I'm hoping to discuss your recent proposal to delete my entry for 4Culture, I realize that you are a much more dedicated wikipedian than I am so I hope you will help me through this process. I think that it is particularly important that we discuss this here on your New York Public Library of the Performing Arts page as this is an important cultural discussion and it strikes at the roots of perspective and the arts.

Your first argument for deletion was " relatively minor branch of a county government", since 4Culture is the LARGEST FUNDER individual artists in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States I would argue that it is in fact a major cultural factor in the region. I realize that we are small potatoes compared to the funding organizations in NY, but I hardly think that makes one of our organizations 'minor'. Since 4Culture is also not a branch of County Government I also felt this was not a valid argument.

Your second argument was "no third party sources, and none would be expected except routine notices." I also disagree with this statement because at least one of my sources was third party. The Seattle Times article demonstrated the tax structure (and struggles) that 4Culture has had as it has grown. I felt it was important to include the state resources (which I assume you would consider 2nd Party sources?) because I felt that those were the most reliable sources for information for budgeting and legal structure.

I clearly do not start many articles in Wikipedia, but I greatly admire what it does for our culture and I only push for a handful of articles which I truly feel are lacking. I started the 4Culture article because I was seeing it repeatedly referenced in Wikipedia (and in popular culture) without any simple explanation of what it was or what it does. It has helped launch the careers with early funding for many artists from Sherman Alexie to Lynn Shelton, it has also been key in developing one of the first percent for public arts programs in the county and is one of only a handful of funding options available for heritage programs.

I hear what you are saying about finding more well rounded sources for this article. I had literally 100's to choose from and picked a few that I felt gave a broad take on the organization. I will list some more if you think my selections are too narrow but please do not delete this article based on it being 'minor', that would be an insult not only to myself but to anyone that enjoys a broad range of arts in our region. I will also post this on the 4Culture discussion page, maybe it would be best to continue this discussion there? thanks! Lumpytrout (talk) 13:05, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

certainly I would much rather see the article improved than deleted.all means improve the article rather than delete it. What it now needs most , I suggest, is reducingthe amount of conventional jargon in section 3. That's what tends to give a promotioanl impression, which may be undeserved. It would also help to reducethe number of uses of the full name of the group. 'DGG (at NYPL)' (talk) 18:34, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review?[edit]

Hi, I'm thinking Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Phil Robertson ''GQ'' interview controversy should be overturned to no consensus but would like your opinion and possible support, if you agree. The content was generally washed away from Phil Robertson's BLP, and now an effort to trim it down as much as possible is taking place at Duck Dynasty, the article from where it was spun out. The admin has been unresponsive after initial dismissal of concerns. I think a stand alone article is appropriate and would allow the other articles to address Undue concerns by having just a summary. I'm concerned we are white-washing the notable impact of the events, and i think a stand alone would help address that. Sportfan5000 (talk) 19:03, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Sportsfan5000, I've just seen this--I use this account infrequently as a non-admin account--if you want to reach me, use User talk:DGG. I think the current merge is adequate. The closer has, as you say, had several decision overturned or in process of being overturnied, but a decision to merge is rational--the alternative close would have been delete, not keep. My suggestion is that if coverage of this continues for another year or so, then might be the time to talk of long-term impact. What happens at DR is anyone's guess, but that would probably be the conclusion there also. 'DGG (at NYPL)' (talk) 18:21, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply. Actually the situation may be addressed as Phil himself is co-authoring a book, that will, according to him, address the controversy. So it will be a few months but I'm in no hurry. Sportfan5000 (talk) 00:52, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

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Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

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New Page Review needs your help[edit]


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