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January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Off Square Theatre Company[edit]

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Many thanks for your feedback - what a pleasant surprise - best wishes to you on WP.Granitethighs 01:50, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Could you please help me with the article Virtuous circle and vicious circle?[edit]

The article Virtuous circle and vicious circle lacks much needed citations. Could you please locate any for contributions you made to this article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Benjamin9832 (talkcontribs) 08:09, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I only made one contribution to this article. I changed the ambiguous link equilibrium to economic equilibrium as part of a Wikipedia-wide project to eliminate ambiguous links. I chose the link which the author seemed to clearly mean. But honestly, the whole article is so full of vagueness and hand waving, I cannot guarantee that I made the correct choice. (This is typical of articles about economics, a field which I find to be about as precise a science as water dowsing.)
I have no idea where to find citations for this somewhat carelessly written article. Some of the external links should probably be converted to references. Bare links should be reformatted, and so on. Not that interested, frankly.
BTW, I read the remarks on your home page about inclusionism and eventualism. I could not agree more. It particularly annoys me when some extreme exclusionist throws away a heap of legitimate content in an article about, say, some work of literature, saying that there is an excessive amount out detail. Excessive to whom? If you find the details excessive, don't read the article! Perhaps the deleter is just too stupid to understand what the article is about and should leave it alone. Could there really be too much detail in an article about Shakespeare or quantum physics or dinosaurs or London or DNA? Thoughtless deletionists (there are some thoughtful and considerate ones) have done, and are doing, a lot of damage to Wikipedia.--Foobarnix (talk) 10:42, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanx, Benjamin 08:32, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Jean Giradoux et al[edit]

Hello! It's nice to meet another WP:France member :) Thank you for the kind words and invitation – I'll certainly try to help with Giradoux-related articles. I'm a fan of 20th-c. French drama, particularly Genet and Anouilh, but I haven't yet participated in that area of WP. But naturally I would love to see their articles fleshed out and upgraded, so thank you for the inspiration! I'll try in the coming weeks to make some useful contribution to them. And BTW, I'm proud of you for creating a solid article on Maurice Valency: the great translators are so underappreciated! It's nice to see them acknowledged. SteveStrummer (talk) 03:31, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

The one Giraudoux play that I would most like to see get cleaned up is The Trojan War Will Not Take Place. First of all, I think the English article should be titled Tiger at the Gates. Secondly, there are a couple of interesting facts in the French Version that could be incorporated. Thirdly, the article contains naked links and generally needs to be Wikified. I had a go at it and gave up. As for Anouilh, take a look at Antigone. Pretty pathetic for such a major play. Now I am starting to feel guilty. For the past year I have had it on my list to finish writing The Enchanted. Do you have any general advice about play plot summaries. I wrote the summaries for Ondine, The Enchanted, and The Madwoman of Chaillot. But I am not now sure if I really like them. As far as Valency goes, his obituary is a teriffic link. And then there are some problems with Ionesco. Whoever wrote the article on The Lesson pretty much misconceived the entire play.
Another completely underappreciated Giraudoux play that really needs fleshing out is Amphitryon 38. I read it a while back but cannot even find a copy of it at my local library. Do you know of any online resources. One more thing. Here is a link to a poster for a production of Ondine. Unfortunately it is copyrighted. I would love to have more posters in the infoboxes for the various plays.--Foobarnix (talk) 04:46, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
I made some additions to Sodom and Gomorrah (play) last night. Please feel free to revise as you see fit! SteveStrummer (talk) 19:47, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Great work Steve! Good solid facts and references. I am going to go back over some of the other Giraudoux plays. Some of them are still crude translations from the French. BTW, I created the article Georges Douking originally because of this article.--Foobarnix (talk) 16:10, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Help with a new theatre article[edit]

Hi Foobarnix. I randomly found a comment from you on another talkpage suggesting that you're interested in reviewing pages about theaters. There have been a bunch of edits to Ars Nova (theater) lately, and I'd be much obliged if you could take a look at it and help with the editing process. :-) Thanks in advance. RunnerOnIce (talk) 16:41, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:24, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Marc Bamuthi Joseph[edit]

I noticed that you split content from hip-hop theater to create the new article Marc Bamuthi Joseph. However, you also have not added much to the new article to justify splitting it in the first place. I plan on nominating this article for deletion tomorrow if nothing more is added. I just wanted to give you a heads up. (talk) 09:49, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

I guess I should have been more clear. Before leaving this message on your talk page, I did a Google search myself on Joseph so I was expecting one or two more paragraphs... not one more sentence. The fact that the article is well written and well referenced is not a good reason for its short length considering that most of that writing and those references were not put there by you. Some other editor wrote that into the hip-hop theater article, then you copied it into the new MBJ article. Since the article is still almost an exact duplicate of the content you moved, it seems you split it off just to get an article creation credit added to your account. That's not very noble. If you're not going to develop MBJ's article, what's the point of splitting it?
When it comes to deletion, it turns out you're in luck. WP:AFD says only registered users can nominate an article for deletion (I probably should have checked that). Since I'm just an IP, I can't nominate it for deletion, so instead I have suggested that it be merged back to the larger hip-hop theater article. Sorry about the extra message below, but WP:MERGE says I'm suppose to leave this standard notification on your talk page. (talk) 04:38, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Marc Bamuthi Joseph[edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. (talk) 04:38, 31 December 2012 (UTC)