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UCSB deaths[edit]

If you are going to mention the recent massacres at Isla Vista on the UCSB page, then you might as well mention the 2001 killings as well. These events do not shed a positive light on the campus and are already detailed on the Isla Vista page, as well as having their own pages. The victims are also memorialized extensively, as well as having a special section on the Alumni page.

I believe most would agree with me when they say theyd rather focus on the positive aspects of the great school rather than dwelling on an isolated event in Isla Vista (which again, is detailed on separate pages. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:55, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

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James Kiffe[edit]

The youth section is for youth/college teams only. Unless there was consensus reached about high school teams that I didn't know about, they don't count as youth. And aside from that with the rule put into place a few years ago, if they were playing club soccer during their time in high school then I'm not sure they would be allowed to play at the high school level. That's a bit off topic but anyway, for as long as I've been editing on here we don't count high school as youth. – Michael (talk) 23:02, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

PRODs should not be marked as "minor" edits[edit]

I have noticed that you have PRODded a number of articles recently and at least in some cases (such as Jim Saia) these edits were marked as "minor." PROds should never be marked as minor edits. Also, it is generally considered good form to inform the creator of an article when you PROD or AfD an article. Thanks. Rikster2 (talk) 01:14, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/James Kiffe[edit]

Sorry, you're completely right, I've re-visited the AFD and changed my !vote. GiantSnowman 20:42, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Rob Friend[edit]

So many things wrong with this edit. Firstly you should not restore unreferenced content to BLPs (per WP:BLP and WP:V) without adding WP:RS. If sources are present elsewhere in the article which confirms the information then you need to directly cite it. Secondly please familiarise yourself with WP:NOTVAND. Finally please don't send templated messages to long-term editors, as you have done here. GiantSnowman 10:54, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

  • @GiantSnowman: I'm sorry that you seemingly take offense to me reverting your unconstructive edit. I assumed good faith on your edit, as I felt you must have clearly overlooked the fact that the entire section you blanked was already sourced, so not sure where your perceived citing issues are coming from. You mention them being unsourced, however like I said originally, please take the a small amount of time to visit this and the Year-by-year tab of this, which both are clearly stated at the top of the table, for any questions you may have before blanking out the entire section. As the material in question is, in fact, sourced, your entire edit (and subsequent argument) is without merit. As I'm sure the both of us would prefer not to engage in an edit war, please review the clearly cited sources and let me know what further information you feel is required for the infotable to stay. – GauchoDude (talk) 16:13, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • No, look again, the section you are adding back (currently) has ZERO references. As I've stated feel free to re-add the information with direct, in-line citations; until you do so I will continue to remove it, and if you continue to re-add it you will be blocked for continually violating WP:BLP. GiantSnowman 16:26, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  • I've now DIRECTLY cited the material as is required by WP:BLP and WP:V - not so hard is it? GiantSnowman 16:32, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
@GiantSnowman: Well, here's what it previously looked like and as you can see there are sources. Now compare that to what you did to it. Also, your "sourcing" is the same exact thing, which was there previously, circled in red on both images. Please enlighten me as to how this has been changed for the better? – GauchoDude (talk) 16:37, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Err that's the wrong section. I removed the (unsourced!) 'International goals' section. Try again. GiantSnowman 17:23, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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Deletion of UCSB alumni list[edit]

GauchoDude, what was your logic for deleting the UCSB alumni list from the Richard Schroeder and Sandy Neilson articles? See, e.g., diff. I would think you would want to link to two Olympic athletes who are UCSB alumni to the UCSB alumni list (and include them in the list). Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 11:41, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

@Dirtlawyer1: - If you'd like to visit Category:University of California, Santa Barbara people, the category in question, to see how many people are actually listed there, I think you'll find that it's a grand total of 0 as everyone is in subcategories with that as the starting point. Schroeder's and Neilson's pages were reflected to show this and were placed in a more specific category. In due time, they will be put into sport-specific categories along the lines of Category:UCSB men's swimming and diving (or in Sandy's case, women's swimming and diving) as those are their respective sports, however for the time being they've been placed in the more specific category of Category:UC Santa Barbara Gauchos athletes, which is a subcategory of Category:University of California, Santa Barbara alumni (and thus of your UCSB people category in question). Thanks. – GauchoDude (talk) 13:56, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
@GauchoDude: GD, I have no issue with your building out of the UCSB categories over time. Having been through a very similar process with University of Florida alumni, athletes, faculty, etc., I commend you for your efforts, and offer my assistance if I can be of any help. My question, however, is unrelated to UCSB categories. I wanted to know what your reason was for deleting the links for the UCSB alumni list article from the "see also" section of these two Olympic swimmers -- I routinely include these "see also" alumni list links for all U.S. Olympic swimmer articles on which I work. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:05, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
@Dirtlawyer1: Sorry, I guess I wasn't as clear because I know what my personal plan is for the entire UCSB-system pages and I didn't share that as well as I would have liked. Long and short, I plan on having the set up be very similar to how the University of California, Berkeley's set up is as that seems to be the most in-depth coverage regarding people associated with a particular university (disclaimer: that I could find in a quick search). As such, the article for List of University of California, Santa Barbara people was split into an Alumni page and a Faculty page (and for whatever reason turned into a redirect page despite having nothing linking there of note). The Alumni page, once I get around to it, will eventually have an off-shoot page specifically for athletics and sports. Therefore, 1. the link you posted to is now a redirect page and 2. the link that you'd want to post for the page hasn't been created yet. Kind of in a bit of limbo for now. – GauchoDude (talk) 15:27, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Got it. Understood. Don't forget to add a "see also" for the new UCSB jock list to Rich and Sandy's articles when you're done. I've found that the "see also" links significantly increase traffic to the linked "list of" articles, and I assume thereby increase traffic to all of the bios on the list. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 16:08, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
@Dirtlawyer1: Will certainly try, but I feel I've bitten off more than I can chew with this whole project! Not sure when I'll get around to that bit (at least to a level of my standard) or if I'll even remember when it comes time. Down the road, feel free to add those in where you feel necessary though if they're not there. Thanks for those other leads! – GauchoDude (talk) 16:15, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

2012 season and Peter McGlynn's Assault on a Referee and 2013 bounce back[edit]

I've read the articles about editing you mentioned. I have gone through the article to search for wording that is improper. I believe I have corrected words and phrases that do not conform with wikipedia's guidelines.

I believe that deleting the paragraph all together shows bias by trying to hide history. This article is fact not my opinion or anyone else's opinion (I'm not the only one to edit contribute to this section.) Thus, deleting this portion of the article shows a non-neutral point-of-view. I realize this is an embarrassing part of UCSB's history. I see you have a clear attachment to the topic and I believe you are trying to lend a positive bias to the entire article.

With that, said, I think we need to come to a compromise because we are wasting too much time flipping this back and forth. So I would like to see your proposal for what should be written.

One example of how a neutral point of shown in the article comes at the beginning. The article states that Vom Steeg was yelling at a ref but it also state why he was yelling at the ref.

I've also corrected some grammatical errors that have resulted from multiple people editing the article. I see that someone wrote many parts of the article in the present tense. I don't know if that was you or someone else. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ldurkin (talkcontribs) 17:34, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

GauchoDude, this edit of your's would fit the definition of bias. Paul Holocher resignation - Despite the valiant efforts by head coach Paul Holocher to push Cal Poly to a respectable level of play, it was announced on August 11th, 2014 that Holocher had stepped down from his role to join a youth soccer club.[9] Holocher, who spent 8 seasons guiding the team, abandoned them just 12 days before their first scheduled match of the 2014 season against the California Golden Bears.[10] He left with a final record of 72-60-25 and only 1 NCAA Tournament appearance. Phil Ruskin, a second year assistant coach, was promoted to be the interim head coach upon Holocher's departure having never held a head coaching position before.[11] Predictably, Cal Poly lost their first match to the unranked Davidson Wildcats after giving up 4 straight second half goals.[12]

can we just agree to a truce to not slander each other's school's articles? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ldurkin (talkcontribs) 08:48, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Please comment[edit] Alex (talk) 06:08, 1 November 2014 (UTC)


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Talk:Rob Friend[edit]

I moved your note re importance to this page and responded there. Feel free to make further changes to importance if you think I have misjudged. Barryjjoyce (talk) 01:49, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


Just letting you know I removed the PROD you added. I cleaned up the page quite a bit, and I think it passes WP:BAND. GorillaWarfare (talk) 21:30, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Gareth Hopkins (disambiguation)[edit]

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Carol Greider's Wikipedia page[edit]

Dear Gaucho Dude,

Dr. Greider is trying to edit her Wikipedia page to remove all reference to her ex-spouse - Nathanial Comfort. We noticed that GauchoDude edited the page again on 1/22/2015 and put back the reference to Nathanial Comfort that we had taken out. Please do not edit any personal information on Dr. Greider. Do not revert to cached versions of the page. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Shirley Crow, Administrator to Dr. Greider — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scrow1 (talkcontribs) 15:21, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Please refrain from re-editing my corrections for my page[edit]

Dear GouchoDude I find it frustrating that you keep making changes to my web content without bothering to verify that my changes are factually correct and a matter of public record. My assistant Shirley Crow has been helping me correct the entry on my wikipedia site. I understand that you are the one who keeps editing this back. If you need verification of some fact, you are welcome to ask for verification but simply reverting the changes I make is not helpful. I would appreciate it if you would tell me who you are as having an anonomus person editing my site and deleting my changes is not in the spirit of transparency that i would expect. (talk) 17:20, 26 January 2015 (UTC)Carol Greider

@, please see Scrow1's talk page for this discussion. At the end of the day, we're striving first and foremost to get the information correct. Doing so requires sources to do this and all information in your article MUST have references to indicate veracity. Please feel free to alert an editor such as myself as to information that you feel is incorrect so we can search to find corresponding evidence of your claim(s). Furthermore, this is not "... [your] web content..." and as such can be edited at will by anyone, provided there is proper evidence and sourcing to verify the claims. Lastly, I would visit the Wikipedia:Notable person survival kit for any further questions you may have. Please let me know how I can be of further assistance in correcting your biography. —GauchoDude (talk) 18:24, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

GouchoDude- My page again continued wrong information that you posted. I am not sure why you insist on posting very personal information about me. Please refrain from this. It is not clear to me why you hide behind this pseudonym. I once again ask you to contact me Directly If you really do believe in the truth and putting up on the web what is right you will be willing to have an honest discussion. You have once again invaded my privacy by posting inaccurate information on the wiki site about me. I can explain to to why your postings are wrong and are an overstepping of my privacy. I have once again edited what you posted. If you have any sense of approtiateness you will listen and hear me out.

I have registered a dispute with Wikipedia, because it is not fair for you to hide behind your pseudonym and be the ONLY person editing my page, and yet not listen to input when it is presented. This is NOT a free and open collaboration, if you have all the power to make changes and I can't talk to you a about the errors that you are putting out about me.

I am Carol W Greider. You however have chosen to remain anonymous. I challenge you to have some guts an call me or e-mail me to discuss the issues. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carol.w.greider (talkcontribs) 02:08, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

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@HazelAB: I believe this has been rectified. Thanks. GauchoDude (talk) 14:05, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

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