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Carnaby Street (radio programme)[edit]

Hi there. Thank you for patrolling my page, Carnaby Street (radio programme). At present there has been a proposal to delete the page, and I am trying to argue for its retention as I would say it is of benefit to anyone interested in broadcast media on the Isle of Man, the programmes of Manx Radio and radio broadcasts concerning nostalgia. Harvey Milligan (talk) 11:08, 13 July 2015. (UTC)

Girichaitanya[edit]

Hello. Kindly look into the revisions in the article Chaitanya Giri. I have cited a couple of references in the article´s text that include the name Chaitanya Giri. I hope the article now meets your suggested norms. (talk) Chaitanya Giri 13:44, 19 December 2012 (CET)

Obligatory Warning Prior to Report[edit]

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File:Einstein.Painting.jpg nominated for deletion[edit]

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March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm! This event is in collaboration with MOCA and the arts collective East of Borneo and aims to improve coverage of LA art since the 1980s. (Even if contemporary art isn't your thing, you're welcome to join too!) Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! User:Calliopejen1 (talk)

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Additional thoughts on school zoning[edit]

Talk:Tarzana,_Los_Angeles#.22Zoned.22_schools WhisperToMe (talk) 09:44, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in LA[edit]

LA Meetup: May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Junipero Serra Branch of the LA Public Library (4607 S. Main St., 90037) on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm! This event is sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and aims to improve coverage of Asian Pacific American topics, particularly as they relate to southern California. Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:11, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

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CipherCloud[edit]

Hi GeorgeLouis,

Thanks for your help on the CipherCloud page. I moved the DCMA take-down notice material up to the "History" section. In the move, I removed the Wired magazine sentence for the paragraph, as it is used as the source for supporting the section. This was my edit: "In April 2013, CipherCloud filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice against Stack Exchange Network for posting a discussion titled "How is CipherCloud doing homomorphic encryption?", which CipherCloud claimed contained copyrighted marketing material to criticize the company.[13]" Does this work and/or should it be in that section? Thanks for your comments.Jppcap (talk) 23:41, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I appreciate your work as well. We both seem to be interested in the same kind of article! Anyway, can you re-post this or a similar message on the article's Talk Page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:CipherCloud because I think there are others also working on this topic. Also you might consider saying WHY you made the changes, even if it just "I think it reads better this way." Yours in Wikidom, GeorgeLouis (talk) 17:30, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks for the advice! Jppcap (talk) 15:28, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Thanks for your work on the article. I think you have generally improved it. Just felt differently about one or two edits. - - MrBill3 (talk) 02:58, 12 May 2014 (UTC) BTW, RE: diff.

I thought "popular press" was an acceptable expression for magazines and newspapers as opposed to scientific press or trade press. Wouldn't mind hearing what you think is a good way to distinguish various elements of the media. Thanks and happy editing. - - MrBill3 (talk) 07:40, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, yes, "popular press" is often used that way, but someone who has never heard that term might be confused, so it would be better to just give the names of the publications, which would avoid any confusion. Yours, GeorgeLouis (talk) 15:56, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

LA meetups: Adrianne Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thons on May 23 and May 31
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:28, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Carpe Fulgur for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Carpe Fulgur is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Carpe Fulgur until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Fiddle Faddle 21:40, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Carpe Fulgur[edit]

Information icon Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you tried to give Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Carpe Fulgur a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into Carpe Fulgur. This is known as a "cut-and-paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is legally required for attribution. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

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User:Salcruz91[edit]

Hi George, I think your reversion of all of Salcruz91's edits is unwarranted, as most seem to be correct. Why did you revert them all? Go Phightins! 22:55, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

No sources. No edit summaries. How this guy could have done all that research within just a few hours in also suspicious. If I am wrong, I apologize. GeorgeLouis (talk) 00:05, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Also, he did not respond to notices on his talk page. GeorgeLouis (talk) 00:08, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
You should apologize to him ... I double checked some of it, and it looked right. All one would have to do is look at a page of players' statistics. And as for why he didn't respond, he is a brand new editor, and may not know how to use talk pages yet. I would suggest you remove your warnings from his talk page, and maybe politely inform him about edit summaries. Thank you very much, and happy editing! Go Phightins! 00:28, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your hard work. It sure looked like WP:Vandalism to me. Yours, GeorgeLouis (talk) 00:33, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
No worries; we all make mistakes from time to time Face-smile.svg. Go Phightins! 02:08, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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Table of contents[edit]

You keep doing TOC wrong and I keep fixing... Herman Silver

  1. There can be no material between the TOC and first headline per WP:TOC and WP:LEAD. This is an accessibility issue for users of screen readers.
  2. For atleast five years, nobody uses {| align="right" to move the TOC to the right. This is what {{TOC right}} is for.
  3. TOC should go on the left side unless there is need to be on the right side. A long TOC or on disambig pages are examples where right side is applicable. Per WP:LEAD, "Avoid floating the table of contents if possible, as it breaks the standard look of pages."
  4. An image is traditionally on the right side of the article.

They seem to be all on Los Angeles politicians. I've enjoyed reading them. They are all very interesting. Bgwhite (talk) 06:29, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

I appreciate your work and the time it took to do it. don't intend to quarrel with anybody. All I know is that the "standard look of pages," so called, leaves annoying white space in the article. REALLY annoying white space. The relevant guideline states: "The TOC can, in some instances, be floated either right or left using { {TOC right} } or { {TOC left} } when it is beneficial to the layout of the article." That's what I do. It would be really nice if more Wikipedians would add well-sourced CONTENT to the encyclopedia instead of wasting time making unimportant changes to layout. I suggest if anybody wants to make a layout change, well, he should take it to the Talk Page of that article, where the matter can be discussed. It doesn't do morale any good to make unnecessary changes just for the sake of making them. As for images and tradition, well, good typographic layout has always been to have the subject in the image looking INTO the article. That makes sense. GeorgeLouis (talk) 16:41, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Please use {{ping}}, {{U}} or similar means when responding people. This is a matter of common courtesy.
It is policy to be able to allow everybody the chance to see all of the material. The policy is you can float the TOC as long as no material comes before the TOC and first heading. Two of the five pillars of Wikipedia covers this. If you want to challenge this, goto ANI and see if you can ignore the five pillars. This has been debated multiple times before and if you want, I can give multiple instances of where this stands. I and other who enforce this have had hundreds revert. They are all shoot down.
The rules of MOS is you follow it unless there is a good reason not to. MOS states do not put TOC on right unless there is good reason. DAB pages are one. A long TOC is another. Bgwhite (talk) 23:18, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Very few editors have ever accused me of lacking courtesy. I don't know what {{ping}}, {{U}} means at all. If anybody talks to me on my page here, that's where I respond. I would certainly like to see the material you have offered me. I believe you are talking about guidelines and not about policy. Nevertheless, just shoot me some links. Yours in wikidom, GeorgeLouis (talk) 03:29, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Please start using {{ping}} or {{U}}. Everybody has been using ping, U and others since notifications came on-line. This is common practice. Since this came into being, nobody now watches other talk pages for a reply unless they are page stalker. In this care, you are lacking courtesy.
  • Changing position of TOC by {| align="left" | __TOC__ |} ended atleast 3 years ago and nobody is supposed to use it. Please use {{toc right}} or {{toc left}}.
  • From this and other messages, you obviously do not keep up with rule changes and other changes. Things change all the time around here. Nobody can keep up with all the changes, but atleast attempt to.
  • I hate anybody that says guidelines isn't policy, so I don't have to follow it. They are usually the same people that turns around and oppose a change saying it is a guideline, we should follow it. A guideline is something ALL editors follow unless for the occasional exceptions. We don't throw it away because we don't believe in it. "Editors should attempt to follow guidelines, though they are best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. "
  • You are choosing page ownership and looks over the ability of people to see all of the article. This is in no way a common sense exception.
  • Other messages, This is about a talk we already had on the subject. Hear for other messages. Bgwhite (talk) 07:11, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
I prefer positive editing and writing. WP:There are no rules., so how can there be "rule changes"? The reason for that is so the encyclopedia will get improved by innovation. And one editor does not TELL another editor what to do; it is very demoralizing. I don't own any pages, and neither does any one else. As I mentioned before, I don't want to quarrel with anybody, so I shan't. It takes up time that I could be using to create articles. Take this message, for example: I've been agonizing over it for, oh, several minutes now, and it distresses me. I will put my output and quality of editing up against anybody else's. I would rather not continue this conversation: It is troubling. That's my gut feeling, and I hope it is respected. GeorgeLouis (talk) 10:53, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
My gosh, you can't teach a dead dog squat. This is about people with screen readers being able to actually read the article. Your page ownership issues and NO RULES issues over the ability of disabled people's rights (yes it is right via five pillars) is very disturbing. You are now going thru articles and reverting changes that I have made to comply with WP:TOC and WP:LEAD. I have shown you where the rules are located. I have shown you where it has been discussed that this is a rule that cannot be broken. I have shown you the leading person on disability issues in Wikipedia has argued this point. Any further reverting and breaking will be dealt with at ANI, where yes, this has also been discussed and blocks threatened if the editor did not stop.
I'm in no way taking issue with "output and quality of editing up against anybody else's". This is not the point and never has been. I've also praised your articles. I'm taking issue with your blatant disregard of allowing everybody to read and edit the entire article that you create. You have now said you don't follow guidelines, policy or the five pillars of Wikipedia with your, "WP:There are no rules., so how can there be "rule changes"?"
It is very demoralizing when somebody thinks this about him. It is very demoralizing when somebody refuses to create an article that EVERYBODY can read and edit. Bgwhite (talk) 06:54, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

In Wikipedia we work with consensus and since the consensus is that infoboxes and primary images go on the right we should respect that. The say way we should respect our visitors who use tablets, smartphones, etc. I agree with Bgwhite that ToC should stay in the place it is in all other pages. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 07:04, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Fine. Once there is consensus to remove WP:There are no rules as a WP:policy I might reconsider. In the meantime, "There are no rules." And since a problem has been called to my attention, I always put the TOC immediately after the first paragraph, as requested. So what is the problem? Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 17:57, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
  • You are not linking the policy page. Page is WP:IAR.
  • From Five Pillars, "Wikipedia does not have firm rules: Wikipedia has policies and guidelines, but they are not carved in stone; their content and interpretation can evolve over time. Their principles and spirit matter more than their literal wording, and sometimes improving Wikipedia requires making an exception. Be bold but not reckless in updating articles". (emphasis mine)
  • Not allowing a group of readers to see all of the page is reckless and is not an exception.
  • You always put the TOC on the left side and photo on the right. This hinders those on tablets, phones and other small devices.
  • You never follow WP:TOC and WP:LEAD. For the fourth time, "There can be no material between the TOC and first headline". Bgwhite (talk) 19:36, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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Terms of Use change[edit]

Hi GeorgeLouis. Just as a quick heads up, the Terms of Use were changed on June 15 to require disclosure from anyone engaged in paid editing. There is room to move in regard to how this is done, as you can do so on the talk page, your user page, or in the edit summaries, but you are required to disclose the employer, client and affiliation. None of this means that there has been any change in whether or not people can edit Wikipedia when being paid, just they they do so openly and in a transparent manner. - Bilby (talk) 16:40, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Notice[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Failure to follow accessibility guidelines. Thank you. Bgwhite (talk) 06:03, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi GeorgeLouis. User:Bgwhite is correct here. We do have rules, and you're free to ignore them if you can establish a consensus that doing so improves the encyclopedia. In the absence of that consensus, the kinds of changes you're making are going to be reverted, and eventually they're going to be seen as disruptive. If you think you've got a good case, take up at WP:MOS and get the rules changed. Otherwise, probably best to leave the TOC positioning alone. Lesser Cartographies (talk) 06:22, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

You added material after a TOC again.[edit]

See Robert L. Burns

You are also once again putting material between the TOC and first header. Did you not see the editors telling you this is wrong at ANI? Also per MOS, images go first and TOC goes left, unless there is some good reason not to. Not [1] and [2] You don't have one a good reason. There are rules, even though you think there are none. You didn't listen to people at ANI. You don't acknowledge MOS. You didn't listen to people on your talk page. The only thing left is a block and nobody wants that. Your choice. Bgwhite (talk) 05:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

I received this message and read it. Honestly, I have not placed anything between the TOC and the first header since you called this problem to my attention. Maybe you have run across some articles I did before you so kindly informed me of the guideline in question. On the other hand, I've noticed you have been changing some of my layouts without a full explanation as to why you did it, or maybe an erroneous one, such as claiming that I violated some kind of TOC "rule." Usually when I make a layout I try to avoid large chunks of white space and also I like to have the photos face inward, in keeping with what (to my mind) is basic layout that I learned several decades ago when I did them for a living. In any new articles I do I will be sure to abide by the TOC guidelines that you pointed out to me, since I do not care to engage in any kind of back-and-forthing: I would rather just write and post.
Also I want to point out that the reason WP:TOC exists is so that writers and editors continue to have the freedom to try new things in the hopes that others will adopt them, all to the benefit of Wikipedia. Yours, GeorgeLouis (talk) 21:06, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
"I have not placed anything between the TOC and the first header since you called this problem to my attention." See July 24, July 23, July 21, July 13 and June 28. Now stop lying.
We have already talked about image and TOC placement above and at ANI. Per WP:LEAD, " Avoid floating the table of contents if possible, as it breaks the standard look of pages. " WP:LEAD is MOS. We follow MOS, but there are "occasional exceptions". Your "blank space" edits were even reverted by others. There is no try new things in MOS. There is no do what we feel like in MOS. We also do not remove Infoboxes. There is no rule that there should no be there except for classical music, musicians and composers. Now stop making up excuses or pointing to essays. Stop your saying you will follow MOS, but actually don't. Bgwhite (talk) 23:51, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
I read the above and am simply appalled. I have no intention of getting into a debate when all I want to do is have a little enjoyment in life. This kind of stuff really takes the fun out of editing Wikipedia, which is one reason I haven't done it in a few days. I will check out the diffs that the esteemed editor cited above and try to see what he or she is getting at. (By the way, it would be really nice if somebody were to say, "GeorgeLouis, you have certainly added some interesting articles and done some really fine editing over the past several years. Gee, we are lucky to have a guy like you here!") Well, I can dream, can't I? Yours, GeorgeLouis (talk) 17:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
From #Table of Contents, "They seem to be all on Los Angeles politicians. I've enjoyed reading them. They are all very interesting."
You just reverted edits that four people agree upon. You reverted to once again put the TOC in wrong spot. I'm done. I'm requesting a block as you are just edit warring. Bgwhite (talk) 20:16, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Map of Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California.png[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:High-income cities or communities in Los Angeles County[edit]

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Entry for Sandra Scofield[edit]

the first reference for the entry "Sandra Scofield" is a link to an advertisement for Sakura Internet. it should probably be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rapprochement (talkcontribs) 03:11, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Arab Institute for Holocaust Research and Education redirect[edit]

I didn't saw it, but you did a redirect of this article almost 2 years ago without letting me know the reason behind it. Like, maybe its not my business to ask you for notifications (not that it is covered in any of our guidelines) but it would be nice for the future to inform users like me about an upcoming redirect. Because now I am confused since the place is as important as its founder Khaled Kasab Mahameed. Shouldn't they both exist? Also, from what I remembered it was not even on AfD. Thanks.--Mishae (talk) 02:55, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't remember any of this. Sorry. GeorgeLouis (talk) 22:59, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Facial water[edit]

Hi, George! At Peridon's suggestion I had a look at the draft in your sandbox. I should note that I am not any kind of authority, not even an admin. I have absolutely no right to pass judgment on your article. I am just someone that Peridon trusts to give advice about people's proposed-but-controversial articles.

There are two issues that always need to be considered: whether the subject qualifies for a Wikipedia article (i.e., is it notable?), and the condition of the article itself. About the article itself: it is well written, but I strongly advise getting rid of the "products" list. That's an absolute magnet for somebody to tag the whole article as spam. Also, I notice that you left out any negative information, such as the report (reference 7) that many of the sprays are nothing but high-priced water, and the information (reference 1) that such sprays do not actually moisturize. I should warn you that if you don't add this balancing/NPOV material to the article, I will, when it goes live.

About the subject: I would say it's borderline. You have done a good job of finding and citing sources; in a brief search myself I couldn't find any to add. But the sources themselves are not the strongest - except for O they are minor fashion magazines and blogs - and for that reason I'm not sure the article would survive an AfD discussion. (BTW the "Dana Burke biography" link is not to a Dana Burke biography.) In particular you might consider whether the comments of a flight attendant, cited at a non-notable blog, actually add to or rather detract from the strength of the article. However, the article is strong enough that IMO it shouldn't qualify for SPEEDY or PROD. As for my own opinion about Facial water as a Wikipedia article: it certainly is a thing that exists and is talked about, and I think it might well qualify for an article here.

Bottom line, I will suggest to Peridon that he remove the block on the article and let you launch it and see what happens. If it gets deleted a third time - well, at that point it might be time to give up on this subject. --MelanieN (talk) 17:47, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

P.S. I notice that you are a paid editor with regard to this article; thank you for disclosing. You might want to consult with your client about my comments above. They need to realize that once the article is in mainspace, you will not be able to control the content of the article. --MelanieN (talk) 18:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Melanie. @GeorgeLouis - over to you. Do you want to risk it now or take some more time to make adjustments based on Melanie's comments? I won't unprotect the title until I hear from you as to your plans. BTW including longish indented quotes always rings a warning bell, especially when they are all pro-subject. They are like the 'housewives' on washing powder ads, or the 'reviews' of books and records on Amazon. On Facebook, fine. Best avoided here. Peridon (talk) 19:21, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
I want to submit the newly fashioned article into Facial water. I've taken care of the warnings that the above editors gave me. If you would simply fix the Facial water page so that I can paste my offering into it, I would greatly appreciate your action. Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 23:35, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
I was going to suggest moving it, but you've got all sorts of other stuff in the history. Moving clears the history of the sandbox ready for the next thing. Too late now... If you want the sandbox cleared after this, tag it db-U1. OK, the title's unprotected. Up to you now... Peridon (talk) 00:59, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Lindsay Shearer-Nelko[edit]

The article looks better. Publishing the article once it no longer meets criteria for a WP:SPEEDY is WP:BOLD, fine, as long as you don't break something in the process. EBY (talk) 23:03, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Wait you cannot just copy a draft to the main space! You have to move it. The history needs to be there in the new article under copyright laws so as to give credit. You should have moved the page to the new title. You'll have to fix this now. King Of The Wise (talk) 01:17, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
I think you could have done it since you know what the rules are and I didn't. That would have been the collegial thing to do. GeorgeLouis (talk) 12:36, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Er.. maybe you did not notice, but I did do it. I got your copy paste page deleted and then accepted the draft, moved it and did all the complementary cleaning up processes that have to be done then. I was merely trying to press upon you that that was not the right thing to do. I did fix it myself then. But anyways, thanks for your copy edit on that page. Theat made it easier for me to accept it. King Of The Wise (talk) 22:01, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
OK. Merçi. I was confused by "You'll have to fix this now." I guess you did all that work afterward. Thank you again. We are all working for the same goal. GeorgeLouis (talk) 22:25, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Lindsay Shearer-Nelko[edit]

A tag has been placed on Lindsay Shearer-Nelko, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

A cut-paste move of draft Draft:Lindsay Shearer-Nelko.

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A cookie for you![edit]

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Yum! (Munch, munch.) To what do I owe this welcome hunk of luscious scrumptiousness? GeorgeLouis (talk) 06:59, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violations with Fire Department Pages[edit]

Hi GeorgeLouis, I received the notices on my talk page and saw the post to the Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents talk page with regards to copyright violations with fire department pages that I have edited or contributed to. I simply did not understand the basics of copyright or original research in regards Wikipedia when I made these edits or contributions. I thought that I could post copyrighted information as long as it was cited. I now understand what I have done and the magnitude/severity of my edits/contributions and can assure you that it will not happen again. Thank you--FDNY18

WP:THREAD at the Help desk[edit]

Hello. Please see WP:THREAD, second box. Per that page, the indent level is for indicating which comment you're replying to, not for ease of reading. It can't serve both purposes. Your last edit, at Wikipedia:Help_desk#Editorial_policy, makes it appear as if Robert McClenon is replying to my comment, but he is not. I used to insert blank lines between speakers for readability, but I was recently told not to do that because of accessibility issues. I'll go ahead and revert your edit per WP:BRD, feel free to start a talk page discussion to explain why we should deviate from the guideline on this. Thanks. ―Mandruss  09:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. That's quite a change from when I started editing some eight years ago. I'll take note of that now. GeorgeLouis (talk) 09:12, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Item moved from wrong location[edit]

Hello, Mr. Louis: thanks for your support on my not being deleted. I hope I got you on the right page. Thanks. philipofBVMPhilipofBVM 22:39, 14 January 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by PhilipofBVM (talkcontribs)

Mr. George Louis, can you help me again, please? If not mistaken, you helped me at least once in a difficult post I wanted to make, and you did such, and then put the footnote refenence in for me. Thanks again. Can you help me locate that post again, as I can't seem to locate it??? Thanks. philipofBVMPhilipofBVM (talk) 02:46, 1 February 2015 (UTC) PhilipofBVM (talk) 02:46, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
If this is a contribution that YOU made, you can find a list by clicking on "Contributions" at the top of your own User Page. Otherwise, I do not know what you are referring to. GeorgeLouis (talk) 07:05, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

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Gamergate Revert[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that I reverted your edit to the Gamergate controversy article. My reasoning and a talk page discussion can be found here; you're welcome to participate (of course), and I'm willing to self-revert for a reasoned argument. Thanks! AtomsOrSystems (talk) 20:38, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Silent Spring Institute[edit]

Thank you for editing the article I wrote on Silent Spring Institute. You obviously spent a considerable amount of time, not only addressing the concerns of the first editor but adding content I had decided not to include. (And YOU'RE a "deletionist"?) I will add a few photographs and a few more titles to the list of Suggested Readings. I do think Wikipedia users should know about Silent Spring Institute, and I am grateful for your help. 65.96.211.80 (talk) 17:53, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Anybody can edit, so you can delete what you want to, as long as you have a good reason to do so. Just put the reason in the Edit Summary. GeorgeLouis (talk) 20:59, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi, Im Helen Guerra Walsh, im a Costarican evangelical women pastor, thanks for he welcome, God Bless you!--Pastora Helen Guerra (talk) 04:19, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ELreydeEspana. AndyTheGrump (talk) 22:18, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Andy, but nothing is lost by my being polite to this editor, no matter who she is. GeorgeLouis (talk) 22:35, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Garrigues (law firm)[edit]

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U-T San Diego[edit]

Hi George, I noticed you merged San Diego and California. I do a lot of edits to city and town articles, and it makes me nuts when editors separate the city and state. I'd be happy to do away with all links to familiar geographic places, and I think there's something in the linking MOS which encourages this. And for the users of Wikipedia, clicking on "San Diego" will get you to a "California" link anyway. Just wanted to thank you for that edit. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 05:04, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

I often unlink to the big cities. GeorgeLouis (talk) 06:53, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Susan Grisanti[edit]

Thank you for the reference. I intend to go very slowly, and give her the credit for all of the performances I have seen. Thanks again.Lbhiggin (talk) 06:49, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi! Just to let you know...[edit]

Your talk page is colossal. You know you could shrink it whenever you want, right? Do you not put the discussions from 2012, 2013, or 2014 into the archive (as you said you'd like to do)? HanSangYoon (talk) 15:53, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Can you do it for me? GeorgeLouis (talk) 17:41, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
As a help, sure. HanSangYoon (talk) 19:43, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Or you could let a bot archive it for you. Try adding the following text to the top of this page:
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That should cover you. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 20:25, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
I did it, but I don't see any difference. GeorgeLouis (talk) 21:49, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi! Just so you know, it sometimes takes a while for MiszaBot to kick in. It may even take a week or more. But eventually it will archive your Talk page for you, for free!  :) --IJBall (talk) 22:42, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
OK. Then will I be presented with a pristine page for new comments? GeorgeLouis (talk) 22:46, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
It will still leave the most recent posts on your Talk page – as currently set, it looks like it will only keep Talk page topics that were started within the last 7 days "old(7d)", so you may want to set that back further to "old(30d)" to keep a month's worth of posts, or say "old(90d)" or "old(365d)" for 3 month's or one year's worth of posts, respectively. Topics that are older than this cutoff will be moved to an "Talk archive" page. If you want an example of what this will look like, take a look at Talk:List of metro systems. Hope this helps! --IJBall (talk) 22:58, February 24, 2015
I set it at 365d. Thanks. GeorgeLouis (talk) 23:27, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

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Hey GeorgeLouis, some news that you've been wondering[edit]

ColonialGrid decided to report me here about defending the Busan Metro Line 1's template route map (check the history)...might wanna check. I am beyond ridiculed. (Also, check ColonialGrid's and SarekOfVulcan's talk page) HanSangYoon (talk) 07:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Hassan El-Sallabi[edit]

I put that on the 24th-which the article was recreated since, that is why. Wgolf (talk) 20:48, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

It was deleted and then recreated? Was it improved? GeorgeLouis (talk) 20:57, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

No idea-I put up a speedy and it was deleted and now it has been recreated. Wgolf (talk) 21:03, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

OK. I will leave the fallout to you. GeorgeLouis (talk) 21:06, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Thanks for the cookies! IndiePhunq (talk) 21:15, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Garrigue[edit]

Thanks for your gracious note.

It took me an hour to find the sources in storage, and then I had to type the entire post over when my browser crashed 9/10ths of the way through. But I have answered you on the article talk page why the Lewis speculation (at least the "quercus" part is known to be false. His intuition that there was a non PIE root *kar "hard" seems to be correct, if we accept the various words for stone I have attested. See the talk page and respond there, since this should be preserved for future reference on the article.

Kindly, μηδείς (talk) 02:12, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Salvatore Giacona[edit]

Can you please provide me some feedback/assistance on what is wrong with the references provided for Salvatore Giacona ? I would very much appreciate it. Thanks. . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rawheaven (talkcontribs) 17:05, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello. The problem with that article is not with the references but with the fact that the person is not WP:Notable. If you want to prove the Notability of that person, then you should make your comments at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Salvatore_Giacona. GeorgeLouis (talk) 17:20, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) What he means is that the references are not the reliable, independent sources needed to pass GNG and save the article. There may be sources that exist to do so, but they are not in the article at present. See also WP:RELIABLESOURCE. pbp 20:21, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Hello George,thanks for your edit I thought it wold have been better like that but now I think that the List would look better if divided into pages like the Sibley-Monroe checklist 1 if you can try to divide it like that thank you but for now I will restore it as it was before

Regards Owlsofeurope Owlsofeurope (talk) 08:23, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Artlink editor wants to change magazine profile[edit]

My name is Eve Sullivan, and I am the editor of Artlink Magazine (user name on Wikipedia registered as Artlink editor]. My email is eve.sullivan@artlink.com.au I am new to Wikpedia, and BeenAroundAWhile noted dispute re: entry on Artlink Magazine. The entry that has not been changed for about a decade is long-winded, irrelevant and out of date. As the new editor, I want to get rid of the guff and just do the more neutral, minimal and straightforward information like entry on Frieze Magazine is a good model. I would also like to insert a box with categories like Frieze (if I can work out how to do this, with // to denote new line here).: Categories: art magazine // Frequency: quarterly magazine // Founder: Stephanie Britton AM // First issue: 1981 // Country: Australia // Based in: Adelaide // Language: English // Website: www.artlink.com.au // ISSN: 0727-1239 [Link to world catalogue?] Please see PROPOSED MAIN TEXT EDITS BELOW, and give approval to enter these along with the row box details to go under a more recent example of the magazine cover that I would like to supply. I would be happy to male these changes to make it less trouble for others. Hope that is all OK:


Artlink Magazine

Artlink is a quarterly themed magazine covering contemporary art and ideas from Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Published by Artlink Australia, based in Adelaide, Artlink receives support from the Australia Council for the Arts and the South Australian Department for the Arts and other state funding bodies.

History [sub-title here, same as existing edit]

Artlink was established in 1981 as a bi-monthly magazine with the aim of providing a national profile for South Australian art and linking contemporary art organizations in Adelaide. Artlink has evolved since those early days to position Australian art within a national and international context through its themed editions.

Since 1990, Artlink has published regular editions of Artlink Indigenous, commissioned by Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander writers, curators and artists.

In 2014, Stephanie Britton retired from the position of Executive Editor after publishing 145 issues in 33 years. Eve Sullivan was appointed Executive Editor in July 2014.

Distribution[sub-title here, same as existing edit] Artlink is distributed by Gordon & Gotch to newsagents in Australia and New Zealand, and by Artlink Australia to independent bookshops, galleries and museums.

External links[ sub-title here, no change edit required] • Artlink's official website Artlink editor (talk) 09:31, 22 March 2015 (UTC) Artlink editor (talk) 11:20, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Please Explain[edit]

Please explain this [3] addition you made on my talk page. In the first place, you didn't revert my edit -- or anybody's edit -- on the Phyllis Schlafly article. Second, my revert was appropriate -- as far as I can tell Schlafly is still alive. I had just reverted another later edit by the user and issued a vandalism warning and saw the earlier Schlafly vandalism so I reverted that. Third, there is almost a week delay between my edit and your notice. What is going on? I don't see how this could have been some inadvertent typo. Tom (North Shoreman) (talk) 12:38, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Frankly, I cannot explain what happened there, and I apologize that I seem to have goofed up. I think I was staying up too late and attempting to edit too fast. Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 19:27, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Venus[edit]

I agree with your reverts at Venus. We had an edit conflict (working on the page simultaneously) and I think I accidentally undid your revert. Isambard Kingdom (talk) 02:35, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Alexis Marcou[edit]

I have added more citations for Alexis Marcou. Let me know if you need me to add more. Thanks! --Mike1582 (talk) 05:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the welcome! Actually, I'm an old Wikipedian who hasn't edited or admined in nearly a decade and may or may not stick around again, so what with policy changes and a fuzzy memory you're probably going to see me acting like a bizarre mixture of a new Wikipeidan and an old hand. Sudo edit this page (talk) 06:44, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Are you as old as me? I am 83. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 16:34, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Loved your imput[edit]

Please stick around a while, I found your comments in the Teahouse and related talk pages refreshing. re; those dastardly Dallas City Council elections....

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Articles for deletion/Alexis Marcou[edit]

Please give me some time to find the material you need in order for this article to be complete. I know that the artist Alexis Marcou has done many exhibitions and included in books and journals. Also he was awarded more than once his field and his work has appeared on Tv. The problem is that it is hard to find these sourses as he is a low profile as a personality. I am sure if you give me some time to gather all this material which exists the article will meet the criteria that you mentioned . Please don't delete an article so quick. It needs some time to evolve and improve. --Mike1582 (talk) 14:44, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Mike, you have to make the same comment at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Alexis_Marcou. I have nothing to do with whether this article gets deleted or not. I am not an WP:Administrator. The best thing is for you to move into your Sandbox and work on it there. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 03:29, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Lakun.patra. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Shivam protein products, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you. Lakun.patra (talk) 05:28, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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??[edit]

"Reinstating a more balanced lede for this article. Watch WP:3RR" - excuse me? I hadn't edited this article in over a month before reverting the non-neutral contribution of an obvious sock. Who are you? –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 05:54, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Just warning against an WP:Edit war. Don't want to see any editor get sucked into one. Didn't mean you in particular. Sorry that I was not clear. I know that WP:Edit summaries are not supposed to be used that way. I slipped up. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 06:00, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
If you look at the page history you will notice that Roscelese and I were restoring the well-cited consensus version, and you were restoring a non-neutral new version added by an obvious sockpuppet. You might want to self-revert until discussion determines a new version. Binksternet (talk) 06:05, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, I don't know about him or her being a sock puppet, Binkster, my friend, because I try to WP:Assume good faith. I happen to agree with the version of the lede that I restored. It seemed to me to be much more neutral than the other one. We all have our opinions, and that is mine. Anybody is free to delete the version again and go to the talk page. But of course you know all that because you, too, as a seasoned Wikipedian, have BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 06:14, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks very much from editor of Artlink trying to change my site. Yours is the voice of reason. Still struggling with how-to-do this thing, and get around this idea of verifiability, but have just changed my name to Artsandculture, and will insert a revised draft in my sandbox. Thank you and would appreciate your continued advice and assistance with this. Artsandculture (talk) 04:23, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Germantown, Ohio[edit]

You chaned the content while I was actively updating that page and referencing the local government website (http://germantown.oh.us/). I'm saving repeated (because of timeouts) as I make edits right now and don't have everything added in and finished. You were looking while I was mid-edit and hadn't added references yet. User:Flerchjj — Preceding undated comment added 04:01, 29 March 2015 (UTC) I'm done for the time being and it should look better now. Data should be updated with references in place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Flerchjj (talkcontribs) 04:27, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Just use a template like this one { { In use } }. See more at Template:In_use.BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 04:51, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Chinatown[edit]

Ok. Sorry that I made them too fast. It just seems like some stuff was made up or was inferred even though sourcing did exist. I was just removing stuff that looked fishy because they weren't generally things that the average citizen would know. For example, most people don't know that Chinatown existed in Pittsburgh, Baltimore or St. Louis, which was why I removed them. --Patebrims (talk) 05:03, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Re: Welcome[edit]

Though I'm not particularly new here, I do appreciate the sentiment. Thanks! :) Trivialist (talk) 17:42, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Convoy of Hope (April 14)[edit]

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Hello! Teahouse, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering or curious about why your article submission was declined please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! wia (talk) 15:12, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Whoops; you've been on Wikipedia longer than I have, so obviously the Teahouse invitation might come across as insulting. No offence intended, my friend! wia (talk) 15:15, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I hang out in the Teahouse and give lots of free advice, though I am not listed as one of the regulars. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 17:59, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

hulahoop[edit]

That picture from 1958 with the hula hoop and girl. The girl looks lots like me, do you know who the girl is?? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/Girl_twirling_Hula_Hoop%2C_1958.jpg

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A Barnstar for you[edit]

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For asking, and even more so, for answering well. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:51, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Re: Dragon Ball Online Global (2nd nomination)[edit]

I closed the deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dragon Ball Online Global (2nd nomination) because the first nomination is still open. The author removed the first AfD tag from the article. The deletion discussion continues at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dragon Ball Online Global. • Gene93k (talk) 23:02, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Original Research[edit]

My apologize for not replying sooner. Anyways, where exactly did I insult the user here? AcidSnow (talk) 01:28, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. My feeling when I wrote the comment was something like: When you preface a remark with "Sigh," well, that is insulting, as if to say, "You, sir, are a ninny, and I am fed up with catering to your imbecility." I would hope you not "Sigh" through your keyboard anymore. Were one to sigh with exasperation in my direction, I would be mightily offended. This is what I was feeling and, come to think of it, still feel. But the conversation has tapered off, and that is a Good Thing. Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 03:55, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your input. I replyed on the noticeboard or do you want to continue it here? AcidSnow (talk) 04:06, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
I don't want to continue anything. Thanks for responding. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 04:08, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Ok, best regards. AcidSnow (talk) 04:21, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Warning COI editors[edit]

You might want to know the {{Uw-COI}} template exists to efficiently warn potential COI editors and makes possible future enforcement actions. Rather than just tagging the article, as here. Cheers, Brianhe (talk) 03:59, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

That tag does not provide for any details. Also, what "enforcement actions" and how? Thanks for commenting and responding. I am finding a lot of undeclared paid editing recently. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 05:11, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

InsureMyTrip.com Issues[edit]

Hi and thank you for feedback on the article. I created it, and also the one about the company's CEO James N. Grace.

I believe IMT is notable because it is the first aggregator of travel insurance to also offer reviews of policies and companies.

Which language would you like me to change so that it reads less like an advertisement?

Regarding the CEO, James N. Grace, I created a separate page for him because an editor a few years ago said information about a company's CEO did not belong on a company page. I'm very happy to delete the James N. Grace page and add a sentence or two about him to the IMT page.

Thank you for your time and help.

User: Djhuff — Preceding undated comment added 20:34, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

And thank YOU for writing. Suggested changes should go on the Talk pages of the articles. Yours, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 21:10, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

how to insert images[edit]

hey hi..can i know how to insert images in to the articles ..?? i have seen insert image option , but when i am pastig teh link i was not able to see the image swaroop 04:48, 28 April 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sakthi swaroop (talkcontribs)

I am sorry, but the way to upload images is so complicated that I cannot explain it simply here. Your friend, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 00:35, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Malta[edit]

According to the Wikipedia:CYCLE must to be a consensus. Also, new map break the three rules of Wikipedia. Your action is unacceptable. Next your revert is considered vandalism and quickly undone according to the Wikipedia:CYCLE. Subtropical-man talk
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Thanks for writing. I was thinking of this sentence: 'BRD is a way for editors who have a good grasp of a subject to more rapidly engage discussion and is well suited to articles where a "discuss first" method of consensus is unlikely to lead to quick progress.' In my opinion, it would be better if you discussed first rather than simply remove the new map, which has been WP:Boldly added to the article. Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 04:50, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of Al Wathba National Insurance[edit]

Hello, How are you ? First of all thanku for review my 1st wiki post. I am writing in concern of deletion of Al Wathba National Insurance article. You voted for deletion by giving the reason that "None of the references show any notability". I would like to inform you more about the national insurance companies of UAE. Al Wathba is one of the leading national insurance companies of UAE with premium crossing half a billion AED.

I have mentioned the reference of two leading news paper - Khaleej Times and Gulf news of UAE for my write up and notable presence.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/nationgeneral/2014/June/nationgeneral_June110.xml&section=nationgeneral http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/general/poor-auto-sales-slash-al-wathba-earnings-1.502779

Al Wathba is also there on leading rating company site Standard and Poors

http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/property-casualty/ratings-list/en/us/?sectorId=1221186658105&subSectorCode=37&subSectorId=1221187347856&countryVal=ARE

Al Wathba is available on world famous finance site Bloomberg and Also on major abu dhabi government site.

I am a newbie in writing an article so please suggest me the changes than simply nominating it for deletion.


Regards

Deletion of Al Wathba National[edit]

Hello, How are you ? First of all thanku for review my 1st wiki post. I am writing in concern of deletion of Al Wathba National Insurance article. You voted for deletion by giving the reason that "None of the references show any notability". I would like to inform you more about the national insurance companies of UAE. Al Wathba is one of the leading national insurance companies of UAE with premium crossing half a billion AED.

I have mentioned the reference of two leading news paper - Khaleej Times and Gulf news of UAE for my write up and notable presence.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/nationgeneral/2014/June/nationgeneral_June110.xml&section=nationgeneral http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/general/poor-auto-sales-slash-al-wathba-earnings-1.502779

Al Wathba is also there on leading rating company site Standard and Poors http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/property-casualty/ratings-list/en/us/?sectorId=1221186658105&subSectorCode=37&subSectorId=1221187347856&countryVal=ARE

Al Wathba is available on world famous finance site Bloomberg and Also on major abu dhabi government site.

I am a newbie in writing an article please suggest me the changes than simply nominating it for deletion.


Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iloveabudhabi (talkcontribs) 12:05, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Southern California task force[edit]

I plan to get back into this project, and I've now written a paragraph about my interests. Thanks in advance -- I don't know if I can make it to Morro Bay, but I'll let you know. szyslak (t) 00:53, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas[edit]

I noticed that you removed some pics from Limburg (Belgium). I don't think that too many photographs makes any article look good. What do you think of Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas which displays so many pics that it looks like a page from Commons. My problem is: which ones should be removed? And how do you decide?Jodosma (talk) 22:31, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for writing, Jodosma. I will respond on the Talk page over there. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 04:38, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

In use tag[edit]

Sorry. I have never used that in use hat protocol before. I saw the hat but I was working on tweaking urls inside refs and I thought it would not interfere. I did not mean to create edit conflicts. I appreciate your time and I am more than happy to hold off if you have time to put it. I will take the hat more seriously. Thank you for all your help. Hugh (talk) 06:48, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

CoreLogic sources[edit]

Thanks for pointing out that the CoreLogic earnings source on Amigobulls.com[1] was not reliable. The older numbers don't appear to be updated so I'll look for the official 10-K and use that instead.Timtempleton (talk) 00:14, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

WP:Original research may not be acceptable. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 17:50, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
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Map[edit]

Dear BeenAroundAWhile, I see - you be able create maps (including SVG). Please see:

Please mark of Malta in File:Europe-EU.svg, please draw a ring that did not include Sicily. Maybe do it this better than me [4] or user Trex [5]. To a small side maps you can use this if you want. And please save new ring as File:EU-Malta.svg. Subtropical-man talk
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I did not draw the map you refer to. I don't know anything about drawing stuff. Good luck! BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 06:45, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Fletchers Solicitors[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Fletchers Solicitors, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising that only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an acceptable page. Please read the general criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item G11, as well as the guidelines on spam.

If you can indicate why the subject of this page is not blatant advertising, Speedy delete contest button.svg. Clicking that button will take you to the talk page where you will find a pre-formatted place for you to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. You are welcome to edit the page to fix this problem, but please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. As well as removing promotional phrasing, it helps to add factual encyclopaedic information to the page, and add citations from independent reliable sources to ensure that the page will be verifiable. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Biscuittin (talk) 12:28, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

I've mentioned you at AN[edit]

Hi BeenAroundWhile. This is just a courtesy note to let you know that I have mentioned you at the administrator's noticeboard. Please see the thread here. Thanks SmartSE (talk) 17:31, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

My sincerest apologies for comments at that thread, they were definitely not directed at you- from what I can see, they don't appear to apply to you. As I've said there, my comments were about the other users mentioned at the start of that thread. Joseph2302 (talk) 23:36, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Fine. Have a cookie. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 23:46, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Fletchers Solicitors[edit]

Top right, near the search bar, there's a button that says "view history". WilyD 09:53, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

  • I doubt AfD would've given you much helpful input. Apart from the usual, general advice of start at Wikipedia:Your first article and branch from there, I can only suggest that Category:Featured Articles contains examples of what one should be gunning for. I'd also suggest that trying to prevent deletion first is usually the wrong way to go - arguments get people set into a "it should be deleted" mindset, and it's generally a waste of effort anyways. Better to take one's time (in userspace or draftspace), and only give it a go when it's really ready. WilyD 14:22, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
    • No, I definitely wouldn't have said that. I don't see the outcome of the DRV being anything but endorse. Without a decent article prep'd, I don't see any way an article stays in the mainspace. Without that, fighting probably also just makes people dig in. WilyD 07:44, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
      • Well, there are tone issue one might take a stab at, but ultimately I'm not sure I have much good advice - with weak sources that read mostly like press releases, and an article that has a lot of problems with tone and form, and a lot of already existing negative response ... You can try and address the tone (for instance, Patient Claim Line is a trading name of Fletchers Solicitors Ltd. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority, with its registered office at 34 Hoghton Street, Southport. reads like something a corporation would say about itself, but no one else ever would, or Sue Taylor, who had previously worked at Alexander Harris and Emma Johnson, from Silverbeck Rymer and Armstrongs. - listing an employees previous employers is another kind of "reads like press release" format. Unless you're billing them by the hour, shaping up the draft to really be prefect, waiting for feelings to cool, and taking another shot at the ring doesn't seem like it's worth the effort to me (as much as it's your effort, and thus of course your choice). Sorry I can't be more helpful. WilyD 09:00, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
        • Those are good suggestions. The reason I did not use "Your first article" is because, well, I have created – oh, I don't know – over a hundred articles, so I didn't feel it was necessary. I have also noticed that editors commenting at "My first article" are often not very helpful: I have seen them simply excoriate an article or a contributor without giving any helpful advice, as you have just done above. I had expected that placing it into Articlespace would allow others to join into the editing, but certainly not to reject it outright without any helpful hints or cooperative edits at all. How would I move this or the original version, or some other version, to "My first article" without having it immediately targeted for deletion? Should I simply copy and paste? I would certainly be open to doing that and thereby abandoning the bootless discussion that started at WP:Speedy deletion.I hope you understand what I am hammering at here. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 01:08, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
          • Yeah, I know YFA ain't necessarily helpful, but it's a good tree base from which to find more obscure advice, I think. Finding other editors who can offer meaningful help can be tough - because it's all volunteer work, it has to catch their interest, and be within their skill set, and so on. If I had good advice, I'd offer it, which should make it clear what my failure to do so means. WilyD 15:56, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Autopatrolled right[edit]

I have just removed the autopatrolled right from your account. While you have a lengthy and productive history at Wikipedia, I am concerned that it took you over a week to declare your conflict of interest after posting material for payment at Talk:Fletchers Solicitors, that you appeared to deny being responsible for this article at User talk:Nick-D#John Berardi and didn't mention your COI until prompted when you started the DRV for this article at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2015 May 21. I also note the discussion at WP:AN#Autopatrolled rights for paid editors where there was general support for the autopatrolled right being removed in cases where an editor is having difficulties around WP:COI, which I think is the case here. I will post a note in that AN discussion. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 02:03, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Well, Nick-D, I am flabbergasted! You have really dampened my morning, and I am speaking personally now because we are on my Talk page, so I guess I can. I don't really think you know me well, but I am a very honest man: I have to be because I taught journalism for many years and i always stressed the need for honesty and integrity in the service of that particular calling. Yes, I supplement my retirement income by offering my services as a contracted writer, and among some of the things i am good at is the creation of Wikilpedia articles. Being a writer is as noble a calling as any other: It is both a craft and a profession, and like any other, one is allowed to offer one's services to another in the marketplace. When I take on a client for Wikipedia, I always first make sure that said client is Notable in WP terms, and I offer him or her plenty of advice on how to get that way. Quite often it is simply: "Get noticed in the media first: Contact newspapers, trade journals, websites, and then you might be worthy for a Wikipedia article." I recently lost a client simply because I would not put some of the crap he wanted into the article that I was writing for him. He later found somebody else who, I suppose, didn't even bother to declare his interest when the thing was finally put up on WP
Anyway, your actions as an Administrator have real-world consequences. I am just as subject to being hurt as anybody else, and your action and your words have hurt me. I have not spent nine years on WP for the sake of being abused by anybody, and you know as well as I do that Internet interactions can be just as deep and passionate as any in face-to-face life — more so, perhaps, because we are intimately engaged with the screen in front of us, and all we have to do is move our fingers on a keyboard to "reach out and touch someone."
When I write an article these days, I have printouts on my desk laying out the relevant WP guidelines. Let's see what I have in the folder: "Wikipedia: Notability (organizations and companies)"; "General notability guidelines"; "Wikipedia's content policies"; "Wikipedia: Notability (people)"; "Wikipedia: Identifying reliable sources." I always follow the guidelines: If I am accused of doing otherwise, I can argue my point with the texts in front of me — like a Talmudic scholar, I suppose. So your message today was indeed hard to take, particularly before my morning coffee. I also have a text in front of me that states clearly and without equivocation that the Wikimedia Foundation has laid out in the Terms of use exactly what is expected of users of its servers "in the U.S. state of Florida," that certain disclosure are are required, that subordinate Wikipedias can add to those terms and that the English Wikipedia has never done so.
Your message was also hard to take because it was so untrue. I actually declared my interests in the Berardi and the Fletchers articles when they were posted, and I don't know how you can say otherwise. You made a mistake when you were investigating this thing. I was strictly on time and on target when I made those declarations.
Anyway, just as I felt a warm glow of surprise and contentment when some editor, I don't know who, made me an autopatroller, I felt like I was hit in the gut when you so cavalierly dismissed my years of volunteer service to Wikipedia in your action of undoing what that esteemed lady or gentleman did so many years ago. I can't begin to understand why you did so, although I know you have been active for many months now in hunting down "paid editors" and deleting their work.
I am not accusing you of any nefarious motive, but all of us editors should recognize that words have effects on real people, and yours are having an adverse effect on me right now. And taking time away from improving the encyclopedia, if we care about nothing else.
Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 15:22, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I missed your reply. It's not my intention to cause you any offence, but given that you are no longer just a volunteer editor (though I note your continuing wide range of contributions) you cannot expect to be treated as one. The removal of your autopatrolled right doesn't affect your ability to create new articles, and I think that it's reasonable that new page patrollers consider new articles you create. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 09:52, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I simply remind you that people are people, not cogs in a machine. "If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die?" BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 13:55, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Regarding WP:LQ[edit]

Heads up: WP:LQ is one of the most frequently challenged parts of the MoS. I am writing to inform you that 1) yes you are allowed to challenge it if you want to; 2) fights about WP:LQ tend to be long and can get vicious. I personally would love to see this rule thrown out, but you should know what you're getting into. Darkfrog24 (talk) 04:46, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Silly thing to fight over. Nobody pays any attention to it anyway. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 14:19, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
I wish that were true. I got brought up on AN/I once for using American punctuation in the article space—in articles that were already using it. But I don't blame you if you don't want to get involved. Darkfrog24 (talk) 14:32, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
You are kidding! No wonder editors don't stick around! Jeeez! BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 15:06, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Regarding maps and welcome[edit]

Why are you welcoming me to wikipedia when I have been here just as long as you? Is this a joke? Why are you reverting my edits for the pushpin maps on Gorman, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta-Montrose. I added them for four reasons:

1. Cross wikipedia support: This is pretty standard as it is done on the Polish wikipedia, Tagalog wikipedia, spanish wikipediaIf it does not help readers they would not have it in so many other languages

2. Many articles on major cities that are separated into districts/provinces (eg. Manila, Paris,Guangzhou, Madrid, Barcelona, New York City) also have these maps.

3.Location infoboxes are designed to take up to 3 maps.

4. It gives context to where the place is in the US. You are not the only one looking this up on wikipedia, how would other people know where this is in context to the US?

I would like to know what are your reasons for not having them? --Cs california (talk) 03:55, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

I beg your pardon about the welcome. I understand your frustration with that. I am sorry that I did not check out your history. About the maps, well, there is no reason to have a map showing a tiny little town when you already have a map showing where California is. Just because something else exists is no reason for having such maps with these particular articles. That is my reason. Again, I did not mean to insult your long and honorable history on WP, so I am sorry for that, and I will take better care the next time I am inclined to "welcome" somebody. Yours, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 02:08, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
That is fine I just wanted most of the maps to be consistent. As you see most big towns have the maps in this format and I just want to extend it to small town. I did not notice it bothered you. Sorry about that.--Cs california (talk) 02:16, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
I don't intend to extend this, but I believe that when there is already a map of the U.S. showing California (or Texas or any other state), and a map showing the tiny town in relation to the state, well, there is no reason to have a third map because the third map is, uh, hitting the reader again with the same information. In my opinion, and perhaps that of other editors, a third map just does not help the reader comprehend where a particular town is situated. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 02:23, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Reply to your Articles for Creation Help Desk question[edit]

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Bye my friend[edit]

Just a note of passing, if you ever wanted to make a difference, here was a story. a story. Scott P. (talk) 10:39, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

for your comments on SPA. I have added some info to my user page that may be helpful User:Melmn

Thank you very much for your suggestions - I'm only an individual - and I've added information which is very concise, unbiased with no conflict of interest. Everything are facts with citations as much as could be verified but I think its needs to be condensed so I'm concerned about size and not sure how to edit further. Do you have any suggestions? Would be immensely grateful. User: RonJay — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ron Jay (talkcontribs) 12:33, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

I appreciated your recommendation about looking at Notability - thank you. It appears to me that Ronald Rand's achievements as a notable person as a Cultural Ambassador, educator & Publisher are significant and remarkable achievements. He's also received wide attention in the press in several countries owing to his international performing and play, and he created the first Newspaper dedicated in America dedicated to the craft of the actor and the art of the theater (now in its 17th year). Please let me know if there is any way to improve it, Ron Jay (talk) 02:52, 12 June 2015 (UTC)Ron Jay

Immensely grateful for your advice and thoroughly reading it and going over everything you suggested - will read and digest the different sites and also about a Stub. Ron Jay (talk) 20:21, 12 June 2015 (UTC)Ronjay

I appreciated your thoughts and have been adding citations and references, deleting all links. Now very concise, with no bias or conflict of interest. The accomplishments of this notable person serves as a excellent resource in many ways encompassing many facets of life. Do you have any other suggestions? I would be most grateful. Ron Jay (talk) 18:55, 23 June 2015 (UTC)Ronjay

The meaning of reliable sources[edit]

Hi! I reverted the removals that were made recently.

Wikipedia:Primary sources can be Wikipedia:Reliable sources. Take a careful look at the cited content: Those are street addresses that are easily mapped to Downtown Los Angeles. Anybody with Mapquest can take the address and see it as clearly being in Downtown LA. If need be, one can also cite an official map of Downtown LA and the two can be put together. WhisperToMe (talk) 20:25, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

I disagree, but that's what makes for an interesting llife. In the meantime, please participate in a discussion which I just started at Talk:Downtown_Los_Angeles#Economy. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 20:32, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the invite! I've gone ahead and added comments. Anyway Wikipedia:No_original_research#Primary.2C_secondary_and_tertiary_sources says: "Unless restricted by another policy, primary sources that have been reliably published may be used in Wikipedia; but only with care, because it is easy to misuse them." I've been involved in discussions related to map-and-address sources. I would like to point to Talk:ENSCO,_Inc.#Regarding the address and location of this company and Talk:Centennial_Airport#The_way_to_settle_the_map_location_dispute:_US_census_bureau_maps. Another example of map sleuthing: Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2011_March_31#Question_on_location_of_place_in_Colorado_.28Census_maps_needed.29 - WhisperToMe (talk) 20:37, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Original research and primary sources[edit]

Thanks for your prompt patrolling. Just a query. You have tagged Phianna (automobile) article with original research and primary sources. I am a bit puzzled as to why. None of the significant facts are from primary sources - if you are referring to the advertisements, then they merely established some time frames and models sold and not the greater detail. The website quoted takes its source from an earlier publication that I have no means of accessing (1962 Frank N. Potter & UHVA - Originally published in Vol. 12 No. 12, of the Upper Hudson Valley Automobilist, June 1962 issue). As to original research, again the information came from the sources quoted, and therefore to my mind can not be original research. Regards NealeFamily (talk) 01:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

How do I prevent an article from deletion?[edit]

Please help me fix the article Mariel Pamintuan so it won't get deleted. Please and thank you! :)

MarielLovies (talk) 17:26, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Alliance Girls High School[edit]

FYI. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 21:24, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

5th Annual Wiknic[edit]

5th Annual Wiknic (Saturday, July 11, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm)
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You are cordinally invited to the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

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Re: Resurrection of Southern California Task Force[edit]

Sorry for the late reply, I don't have time to do that right now. I need to get educated first since I don't have a GED. JJ98 (Talk) 10:36, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Los Angeles neighborhood/suburban city templates[edit]

Hi! I saw this edit.

Please read this: Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2015_April_24#Template:Oakland.2C_New_Jersey_Schools. This TFD discussion establishes a precedent for these templates. WhisperToMe (talk) 21:07, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Move photo to Commons[edit]

Greetings: Would you consider moving "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:One_log_house_in_Humboldt_County,_California,_with_a_Volkswagen_Beetle_in_front,_1970.jpg" to Wikimedia Commons? It seems like a perfect candidate. The license tag would be {{cc-by-3.0}} , everything else is fine, and yes it really is in Humbold t County, California. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 19:12, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Anybody can move it. Thanks for asking. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 23:05, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Fletchers Solicitors (July 3)[edit]

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Wikinic rescheduled[edit]

5th Annual Wiknic rescheduled to Saturday, July 25, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm
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Due to a conflict with the Redondo Loves Wikipedia edit-a-thon, the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic has been rescheduled. As before, the location will be at Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Angie Waller (July 7)[edit]

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Rohan Bhansali[edit]

Hello BeenAroundAWhile,

For the record, @Rohan Bhansali, I forwent a CSD tagging, and chose PROD instead, because appearing in an upcoming Disney movie is, strictly speaking, an assertion of notability. An administrator might see it another way though. Cheers, --ceradon (talkcontribs) 01:46, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Seems logical. Good point. Thanks. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 01:48, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
No problem. --ceradon (talkcontribs) 01:50, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Angie Waller (July 9)[edit]

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Sulfurboy (talk) 05:50, 9 July 2015 (UTC)


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Your Photo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Troubles#/media/File:British_troops_investigate_a_couple_on_the_street_in_Belfast.jpg[edit]

I loved the photo. I would have been 9 when you took that picture. I lived in that part of town then in the '70s A couple of more details that you did not record.

The photo you took was actually of Glengall street on the northern side of the Europa hotel. I think this link shows the place today https://goo.gl/maps/0g7yv.

It looks like the Army Landrover (green) is parked in front of what was the headquarters of the then Official Unionist Party - 3 Glengall Street. A potential political target for the IRA.

In this case as the police (RUC) were present the British Troops would have been supporting the police and the investigation (such as it was) would have been led by the police not the Army. Perhaps your title could be "British Troops support the RUC investigating a couple in the street in Belfast"

It may have been reasonable that the police found these individuals suspicious. You say they were taken away by the police at the time. There was a police station on the Grosvenor Road 400m away and another Queen St Police station 600m north. They would not have been taken far. It's almost certain these individuals would have been released without charge once the police had satisfied themselves as to the identity of these people.

Klynchk (talk) 00:50, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Interesting. They didn't look very suspicious to me, but in those days the Europa was surrounded by barbed wire, and great swaths of the city were burned out. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 03:39, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the tag info[edit]

Good to know about the { {In use} } or { {IUnder construction} } tags. I'll try to make it clearer when I'm adding the finishing touches. Still much to learn! LingLass (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 04:08, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Disappearance of Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon[edit]

Hi. Would you be willing to help me with Disappearance of Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon? news.google.com and news.google.com/newspapers have a lot of results when putting in Joanne and Kirste's names. I just need help fleshing out the article. I'm not the world's best editor or writer. Paul Austin (talk) 13:30, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Courthouse Facility Dog photo[edit]

Hello!

I noticed that you removed a photograph on the courthouse facility dogs page, citing that the subject in the photo was supposedly underage. I was wondering what is the policy regarding minors in photos, especially when they have permission from both the minor and their guardians to post the photo? For reference, the subject in the photograph was actually 16 or 17 years old when the photograph was taken.

Thanks for getting back to me!

Ryangorey (talk) 18:54, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for writing! I am not a legal expert, but I removed the photo and sent a query to an administrator. My guess is that WP will not allow the photo to be posted. If you want to retain the photo, I suggest you discuss on the Talk Page of the article, not here with me. Good luck. I liked the picture, but it seemed problematic. If I hear back from the administrator, I will let you know. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 19:18, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Restoring an article[edit]

Hi, I was changing this article "History of Islam".In doing that I removed a huge part of the article.I didn't understand the rules actually.Well, what I want to say about the article is, it is so big that you can not finish reading it.And the language is so awkward that you can not understand anything.In this case you have to change the article.And it is not enough to change some small portion of the article.But the entire article should be changed.The article was at first good but then somebody changed it.This is the problem with many other articles.Originally they are good, but then somebody ruin them.So can't I replace the newer versions of the articles with the older version?There are so many articles with that kind of problem that may be I have to change them as well.But if I am not allowed how can I do that?Please tell me what to do about that.Arman ad60 (talk) 20:12, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

What is the older version that you like better? Give me a link, or the date and time. Maybe we can go back to that and then work slowly from there. I await your reply. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 20:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Also, you have to remember that this particular article has been worked on by scores, if not by hundreds, of editors, and there has been a consensus to retain its shape as it is now. Therefore, you will have no success in trying to re-mold it to your fashion, even though it might be better. Therefore, take an individual section and work a little bit at a time. There is no hurry: Islam has been around a long time and won't go away, and neither will Wikipedia. Don't engage in an WP:Edit war by attempting to get your ideas posted without agreement. Look at WP:3RR. Wikipedia is cooperative process, and we must all work together. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 21:07, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
What's more, one really should write the article first and then do the lead section. See WP:Lede. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 21:09, 27 July 2015 (UTC)