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A Barn Star For You![edit]

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Thanks for making the articles about Ice Hockey Goalies! Wikipedia and I thank you for you're contributions to Ice Hockey related articles!

Da Drewster (talk) 23:42, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Good work on starting an article for the Winnipeg Jets 2015-16 season. WpgJets4Life (talk) 23:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Scott Disick[edit]

Thank you for listing the article for deletion review, I missed the AfD discussion and was about to list it myself for review. The way the Disick page has been treated is one of the most disappointing things about WP. Obvious dislike for him trumps any actual policy arguments. Hope this gets resolved, clearly people want to visit the page. mikeman67 (talk) 04:28, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

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ANI[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Resolute 23:48, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Do you want to comment there? There's a number of questions and concerns regarding your editing. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 20:10, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Response by Dolovis[edit]

When I joined Wikipedia in 2010, I came across thousands one line stub articles about professional ice hockey articles. I found these articles helpful as they encouraged me to become active as an editor to work to improve such articles. One editor in particular, User:Patken4, had created thousands of stub articles about hockey players, (see Roy Mitchell (ice hockey), Randy Murray (ice hockey), and Darrell May (ice hockey) for just three of such examples) and I could see that much more such work was needed in this area. Following the example of Patken4, I volunteered myself into the IceHockey Project to create and improve articles about notable hockey players pursuant to WP:NHOCKEY. Working diligently as a GOOD FAITH editor, I created starter articles for not only NHL players, but also for other major and “Top level” leagues as defined by WP:NHOCKEY and WP:NHOCKEY/LA, including Swedish Hockey League, the Finnish Liiga, Kontinental Hockey League, Czech Extraliga. I dedicated myself to creating articles for all 808 major league players who played in the now defunct World Hockey Association, completing this task on June 4, 2014 (see talk page “thanks” for my efforts). Along the way I have also made many thousands of edits to improve other existing articles.

I believe in and have remained loyal to the Wikipedia Project, despite what I have perceived as bullying from some editors, including Resolute and DJSasso, who I feel have been harassing me since first joining the IceHockey Project. I have certainly made mistakes. I used to be involved in discussions, and often found myself disagreeing with Resolute and DJSasso – but following such discussions, I always tried to follow the consensus - whether I agreed with it or not. I now try to avoid such discussions.

I firmly believe that creating stub articles encourages others to add, build, improve, and work collaboratively on on this never ending project called Wikipedia, and yes, I am proud that I have contributed over 5,800 new articles to Wikipedia. I am not concerned if some have been since deleted, because I do not own them and I welcome the efforts of others to contribute to Wikipedia. The harsh welcome felt by most new editors discourages the creation of new articles, but I believe that new articles are the life-blood of Wikipedia. If one takes a look at my edit history, you will find no disruptive editing (yes, I have made mistakes, but I have never tried to disrupt Wikipedia). Despite Resolute's numerous and loud claims that I am a bad faith editor, I am not. Following Resolute's criticism that I was making one line “stub-stub” articles, I tried to take his criticism constructively to improve my stubs to be better. A look at my recent creations will show a pattern of making stub articles for notable subject pursuant to WP:IDEALSTUB, as a starting point for other editors to build upon. Resolute is trying to make the claim that I am disruptive because I am creating too many articles, so therefore I am creating work for the other editors. Following Resolute's thinking, if there were nothing there, there would be nothing to complain about. Look at his uncivil comment following my creating an article for CalgaryNEXT where he writes “As usual, someone else is left to clean up a lazy mess created only as an ego trip[1]. This was not created as an "ego-trip". It was created because it is a notable subject pursuant to WP:GNG and deserves to have an article. That is but one example of the incivility that I have been forced to accept from Resolute for many years.

Concerning the redirects I have created: The redirects under discussion here were created over the past 5 years by a number of different editors including myself, User:Alaney2k, User:Canuckian89, User:One95, User:Shootmaster 44, User:Uncleben85, and User:USA1168. What was once considered an acceptable and even helpful edit pursuant to WP:RPURPOSE as a ”sub-topics or other topics which are described or listed within a wider article”, are now vilified as “bad faith” edits. I don't believe any of these redirects were created in bad faith. If there is a new consensus and guideline stating that it is wrong for players to be redirected to a list of players drafted by NHL teams, then I would happily follow it. Dolovis (talk) 21:34, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Ok, we'll continue there. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 21:58, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Mentorship offer[edit]

I've made a mentorship offer at AN/I as a possible compromise that those seeking to ban you from creations might live with. Basically the idea is that you'd run your new creations past me before running them up in mainspace and I would make sure they have at least a 50-50 of surviving an AfD challenge and that you're not pissing off crazy people by omitting diacritical marks from the Czechs, etc. No matter how this turns out, I appreciate your work for Wikipedia and thank you for it. best regards, —Tim Davenport, Corvallis, OR USA /// Carrite (talk) 15:44, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Thank you for taking the time to actually look at my edits, and I accept your offer of mentorship. Dolovis (talk) 16:17, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good, hopefully that offer will be accepted by the people with pitchforks... Rule of thumb would be you'd need (a) three REALLY GOOD sources for an amateur or (b) evidence that a player has played a game in a fully professional league during regular season. You seem to have your share of enemies so it would be foolhardy to use any less of a benchmark. Here's my email address, drop me a line if you want to talk: ShoeHutch@gmail.com. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 23:04, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
By "REALLY GOOD" I mean substantial and non-trivial, the kind of stuff that will either get you past or killed by the General Notability Guideline at Articles for Deletion. Three REALLY GOOD sources is a GNG pass, almost invariably — and that's what it takes to keep an amateur hockey player in a heated debate. You'll be a happier editor by not pushing the envelope on this. Carrite (talk) 23:17, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

More redirects at RFD[edit]

See Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2015 September 3#More NHL draft picks for the latest batch. Thanks, Resolute 22:56, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, Dolovis.

I see it was explained to you at least as far back as 2011 that copying content from one Wikipedia page to another without following Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia is a copyright violation. (The only exception is if you are the only author.)

While these kinds of violations can be corrected, they are still a serious matter - our policies and Terms of Use require that all content you place on Wikipedia be properly licensed for use, and if you do not meet the terms of the license of the material by attributing it, the content is not properly licensed. (The original license is revoked when you violate the terms.)

Editors who continue to copy content from one article to another without attribution after receiving explanations as to why they cannot and what they should do instead have been indefinitely blocked from contributing, the same as any other serial copyright infringers. WP:CCIs have had to be opened to review and repair or delete their content.

This doesn't need to be an issue. :) It's a pretty simple matter to provide attribution when you copy content from one article to another. At minimum, you need to put a direct link to the source article in the edit summary so that it appears in the history of the page. Where copying is substantial, you should also make a note on the talk pages of the source and destination article. There is a template, {{copied}}, to simplify this. If you follow this process, these copyright concerns will be eliminated.

I have corrected the copyright problem with Quebec NHL team. If you know of other articles into which you have moved content, please provide that mandatory attribution. Thanks. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:36, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

2014 KHL Junior Draft is another such recent example I have found. I trust, Dolovis, that you will not only fix this example but also any others you have created in recent months. Resolute 16:22, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Closure of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Dolovis and page creation problems[edit]

I have closed the discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Dolovis and page creation problems with the following result:

Dolovis must get mentor approval prior to creating new articles or requesting undeletion of article histories for a period of six months.

Currently your mentor is User:Carrite. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:28, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Subpage established: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Carrite/Dolovis Carrite (talk) 15:56, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

2018 NHL Entry Draft listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Since you had some involvement with the 2018 NHL Entry Draft redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 01:44, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bob Gassoff Trophy[edit]

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The article Bob Gassoff Trophy has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Minor and ephemeral hockey award from long-defunct league, sourced only to list of winners, with no sign that it's received the "significant coverage" the GNG requires.

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How Is Information Added[edit]

My name is listed in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals page. I am the national anthem singer for the Tampa Bay Lightning. My name is not indicated as s link, so I was wondering, how one gets a page done on them for Wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.79.143.2 (talk) 13:08, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015: The results[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is now in the books! Congrats to our finalists and winners, and to everyone who took part in this year's competition.

This year's results were an exact replica of last year's competition. For the second year in a row, the 2015 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points). All of his points were earned for an impressive 253 featured pictures and their associated bonus points (5060 and 1695, respectively). His entries constituted scans of currency from all over the world and scans of medallions awarded to participants of the U.S. Space program. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came in second place; she earned by far the most bonus points (4082), for 4 featured articles, 15 good articles, and 147 DYKs, mostly about in her field of expertise, natural science. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), a finalist every year since 2010, came in third, with 2379 points.

Our newcomer award, presented to the best-performing new competitor in the WikiCup, goes to United States Rationalobserver (submissions). Everyone should be very proud of the work they accomplished. We will announce our other award winners soon.

A full list of our award winners are:

We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2016 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · logs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · logs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · logs) 18:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

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Nomination of Trevor Ludwig for deletion[edit]

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WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

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