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Greetings, all, and welcome to my talk page! If you leave a message here, I will respond here. If we started a conversation on another talk page, I have watch-listed that page and will continue to respond there. -- Dirtlawyer1

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Pending Requests for Administratorship[edit]

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No RfXs since 15:28, 26 September 2016 (UTC).—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online

This list of currently pending Requests for Administratorship (RfAs) is posted here as a community service notice to encourage knowledgeable and experienced Wikipedia editors to participate with greater frequency in the process by which we select our community's administrators. Please click on the blue links within the list and learn more about the RfA process and pending candidates. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1

Season's Greetings[edit]

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Wishing you a Charlie Brown
Charlie Russell Christmas! 🎄
Best wishes for your Christmas
Is all you get from me
'Cause I ain't no Santa Claus
Don't own no Christmas tree.
But if wishes was health and money
I'd fill your buck-skin poke
Your doctor would go hungry
An' you never would be broke."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1914.

Proposed deletion of Kathleen Ellis[edit]

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The article Kathleen Ellis has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within seven days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. PGWG (talk) 19:46, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Apologies for this notice, someone created an article at Kathleen Ellis that you had set up as a redirect from Kathy Ellis. The subject of this article doesn't appear to be notable (plus it's completely unreferenced), so proposing to delete the article and restore your redirect. PGWG (talk) 19:48, 27 June 2016 (UTC)


If you have time, can you take a look at the recent edits to GA Abby Wambach? Thank you. Hmlarson (talk) 04:09, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

@Hmlarson: Dirtlawyer has been missing for the better part of the last 3 or 4 months, with no indication of when he might return. You'd be better served asking someone else. Lizard (talk) 04:24, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Looks like 2 months - thanks for the heads-up. Hmlarson (talk) 04:30, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Flags in athlete infoboxes in another area[edit]

Hey Dirtlawyer. Hope life is well for you.

So, today I come across Jimmy Walker (golfer), thanks to the article being on the "In the news" section on the mainpage. Seeing {{USA}} in use on the infobox in violation of WP:INFOBOXFLAG, I removed it. An hour later, it was restored. This golfer has made ___258___ PGA appearances representing himself and only himself and also played outside the US without representing the US, and just __2__ appearances representing the U.S. Yet, we have to decorate the infobox with a flag. Why?

Sigh. Yet another special area that has a special exclusion not listed anywhere or in any guideline. I see from Template talk:Infobox golfer/Archive 2 that you engaged in discussion there, but it predates the results of the community efforts at {{Infobox swimmer}}.

I despise these special exclusions and unwritten rules. It frustrates good faith editors who are trying to do the right thing with known guidelines, creates work for the people policing in favor of the unwritten rules, and creates a haphazard style appearance across the project.

Not asking you to do anything really. Just frustrated and venting. --Hammersoft (talk) 15:30, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Uhg, and now I just noticed you've been gone since April :(((((((( You are missed. --Hammersoft (talk) 18:56, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
@Hammersoft: I thought about replying here to give you a heads up. He's indeed missed. Efforts to contact him by email have been futile, so no one has any idea what's going on. What I find most odd is his seemingly random comebacks for 1 or 2 edits before taking off into the wind again. Notice, he's actually been gone for a bit longer than April. Lizard (talk) 19:35, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks. From this edit he says he's "buried" (i.e. busy of course :)), so it would seem his absence may be temporary. I hope. --Hammersoft (talk) 19:43, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
It occurred to me that I hadn't seen him around in quite some time, so I checked here and saw this. Dirtlawyer1, you are missed by me too, and I hope to see you back soon. --Tryptofish (talk) 19:56, 5 August 2016 (UTC)