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Photos of Lincoln, NE[edit]

Hi Gmcbjames ^_^ !... I know we hardly have time to talk :/ ... or I hardly the time to do anything with two kids now xD ~... but last month I managed to slip out and take a couple of cool photos :) . I hope you enjoy them and cheers - hope all is well with you lately ^^ !!!~:,_Lincoln_Airport,_Lincoln,_Nebraska,_USA.jpg,_2016),_Lincoln,_Nebraska,_USA.jpg Hanyou23 (talk) 04:06, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Great to hear from you Hanyou23, it has been awhile. Great images, the State Capital image is one of my favorites now. You may consider replacing the one in the Lincoln article - having a unique image not used elsewhere would be nice. All is well, taking a little vaca here and there, I had a wonderful time in Malibu. Have you considered nominating the Lincoln article for GA again? I think it is ready to go through the process as many of the issues by the first GA review have been resolved - and any other items could be taken care of easily in a second review. You should be the nominator (for the credit!). Think about it. I hope all is well with you - two kids are a handful at that age! Cheers my friend - Gmcbjames (talk) 17:30, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Hey Gmcbjames :) ! Well, I think half of what you mentioned above have already been addressed ;p (heh)... but yeah, the time with the kids are good ;p heheh. The smallest is teething now @o@ ... she's been a little bit of a fuss ( ;p ) but the oldest will be starting kindergarten this fall :) . Exciting times xD meheh~.....
Thanks for the kind words about the photos ^^ !... I may crop the airplane one now - I've been thinking about it for a few days ;o , but it was nice to get out ^_^ . I may try to get another within the next few days or so ;D ~...
...and we'll see how the GA goes - thanks for the suggestion and for "the credit" part, too ") ^^ ! Cheers ^_^ !!!~ Hanyou23 (talk) 22:43, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

GA review of Lincoln, NE[edit]

Hanyou23, thank you for submitting the article for a second GA review! I made some minor changes to the Parks section by taking the bullet list and putting it into prose form. You may wish to take a look at this and expand if you wish. I will be checking on a daily basis the review as it progresses. Changes can be made during the review process and commented on with the reviewer to make improvements. I think we have done a great job, and hopefully any issues will be minor and easily addressed. I am here, so ping me if you need me either on the Lincoln talk page or my talk page. I will watch and do what I can! Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 17:51, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Gmcbjames - Thanks for the edit ^^ - I've been mulling over that section for quite a whole now, so I think your edit here does it fine at this time ;D . Hopefully things will be minor enough to where it will be easy to iron out - like you say :) ... but the thing that worries me is that there might be a concern about how many lists there are again ;o . We'll just have to see ^_~ . I'll be watching daily, too and hopefully things will go smoothly ^_^ ! I'm honestly surprised how quickly it was selected for review, though ;o ... but one of the factors that might figure into this might be the repeated editors nominating articles for GA on the GA nomination page - maybe they would just like to give some others a chance :) heh? Anyways, thank you as always and until sooner instead of later ^^ heh!!!~  :) Hanyou23 (talk) 22:51, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi Gmcbjames :) ! How does one run Cyperbot II on the Lincoln page ;o ??? I've noticed a few dead links and would like to try this tool, but can't really figure out how to use it :/ . You have any ideas ;p heh? Thanks much as always and until later - cheers ^_^ !!!~ Hanyou23 (talk) 19:43, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Hanyou23, on Lincoln's talk page there is a link labeled External Links under the section GA review. You can use this to fix dead links or go to Page, then Tools and then click on External Links. Cyberbot II is a random bot. Have fun. I thought we should do this as I noticed some links died in just the last month or so. Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 20:00, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Hanyou23 - I took a moment to repair the dead and suspicious links @Lincoln, the tool isn't the easiest to use! Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 17:33, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Fixing the lede[edit]

Hanyou23, I am so glad the GA has begun. I have marked Yes check.svg Done on the review as I address issues so you know what I have completed. I moved text and cites to the text body from the lede - so the cites in the lede are properly placed. We need to flesh out the lede. I will work on this on Wednesday - though I have a good start with the clean-up suggestions - moving the cites was a nightmare! The phrase "Star city" is still in the lede - though I do not see it in the text body - don't know much about this so maybe you can take care of this? Feel free to touch base with me on my talk page to coordinate what we can do to address the reviewers concerns. How fun! Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 23:41, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

I worked on the lede, moving text about, adding, and trying to take some of the suggestions from the GA articles noted by the reviewer. Do give it a copy edit, fact check, etc - I will keep trying to summarize the article in the lede. I removed the "Star city" for now - it can be added later - just need to have it included in the text body (maybe cited?). For now - cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 01:52, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Well that's it for me tonight, I tried to find Lincoln being the "Star City," - I know it has been used as well as "All-American City," - however I cannot find a source as to when where why or how come - other than being used. Help me on this one. Otherwise I think I tightened up the lede, do fact check etc. if you can. Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 04:57, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Gmcbjames - Hey :) ... so sorry - trying to catch up on everything ~o~ ... my oldest started kindergarten on Monday and I'm so behind on everything :/ ... I'll try catching up tomorrow afternoon - sorry again :*0 ~..... (cheers :) ) Hanyou23 (talk) 08:26, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Hanyou23, kindergarten - how fun, I think my kindergarten teacher is the only teacher I remember by name! However, kindergarten isn't the kindergarten of my days. In regards to the Lincoln article, no worries, I will continue to work with the reviewer and make improvements, if you have any objections or suggestions in my edits, do let me know as I value your opinion and knowledge of Lincoln - and feel free to jump in when you can. Have a great day! - Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 17:48, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Hanyou23, I had the day to address the issues noted by Yash! - I have pinged you on Lincoln's talk page and left messages as to where I hit a wall and need your assistance. This is a fine tooth review which I am enjoying, though it is hard work as I spent a large part of my day finding sources and making edits! Yash!, if you are reading my talk page, that is great, do feel free to chime in if you wish. Hanyou, Yash! seems very patient, so I do not think there is a rush to address every issue immediately, you do have your hands full! I just lucked upon having my day free today. Have a great day, I am exhausted, until later - Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 00:18, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Unintentional edits[edit]

I sympathize with your recent trouble with the iPad. I've had trouble with premature editing myself, mostly when I'm typing the edit summary and inadvertently hit a shortcut key for "Save this edit". Have had to decide whether to leave half an edit summary, which is a pretty obnoxious thing to do to page-watchers, or to do a dummy edit and type the complete summary. — Ammodramus (talk) 18:19, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I am not exaggerating when I say that your work on Lincoln, is the best example of teamwork I have ever seen on Wikipedia! You guys have been working on this with so much dedication and passion for so long, it is absolutely amazing! The work done by both of you is nothing short of inspirational and a perfect example of what great teamwork can accomplish. Keep up the excellent work and I am certain that you both will take this to FA status. It has been a true joy working with you both; it is people like you who make editing Wikipedia and collaborating with others a worthwhile experience. Hanyou23 and Gmcbjames, you guys are the perfect example of what teamwork is all about and I am glad that we crossed paths! You both are wonderful people and truly deserve all the praise. With warm regards, Yash! 19:05, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Adding competition to department store articles[edit]

If you wish to make your change you must prove why it's necessary on the talk page before you remove so much content . Jenimcphersoncow (talk) 05:47, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Jenimcphersoncow, the discussion to include and where to include competitors is currently taking place on the talk:Nordstrom page. I know this may seem cumbersome for you, however consensus is policy for the encyclopedia. See Wikipedia:Consensus for guidance. The issue isn't about you, rather it is about how to make articles the best they can be. Conflict is just part of editing, it happens, however it is up to editors to come to an agreement and to place the best interests of the encyclopedia above themselves. I will continue to contribute to the discussion at talk:Nordstrom. As a new editor, feel free to ask questions. Most if not all editors are more than willing to help out by guiding new editors to policy, guidelines, and essays. Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 17:55, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Ok great - good idea Jenimcphersoncow (talk) 00:24, 22 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi. I think it's important that nordstrom is clearly indicated as an upscale dept store. Leaving just "dept store" describes an entirely different atmosphere. Sears and Jc Penney are dept stores. Nordstrom is very specifally an upscale one (like bloomingdales and macys) and there are countless sources online confirming this. How do I go about making these changes? Thanks! Carolyn Nicholls-Warner — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1017:B010:E3EF:6598:6E1C:3A2F:E4AA (talk) 18:35, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello, welcome to Wikipedia as an editor. Upscale as an adjective in the introduction (known as the lead or lede) is a peacock or puffery term (see WP:PEACOCK). This has been a reoccurring issue for the Nordstrom article. The lede is a summary of the articles contents (See WP:LEAD). Since there isn't any information in the article as to why, how, etc. Nordstrom's is an upscale department store, it would help to insert well-sourced information into the article's text body. No need to overdo, the article is about the department store Nordstrom, rather a few sentences would suffice. And then instead of using "upscale" as an adjective, place a sentence in the lede as to the type of department store Nordstrom's is - which is supported by the facts in the text body. It doesn't matter how a source describes Nordstom - as many sources do refer to Nordstom as an upscale department store - what matters for us as editors is to include supported facts as what type of department store Nordstrom is. Of course just saying Nordstrom is upscale is easy, however we are building an encyclopedia one article at a time for readers of the world to use. As we have a world-wide readership, many wouldn't know what an "upscale" department store is. So let's help them. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 20:34, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
A source used for Nordstrom being an upscale department store was [1]. This can be used as a source for expanding how and why Nordstrom is upscale. An appropriate section to include this information is 2000–present. Of course I could do this, however I think you can do this, learn along the way, and become a contributor making the encyclopedia the best it can be. There are many department store articles in need of improvement aside from Nordstrom, hopefully you might be able to clean up the adjectives such as upscale or luxury in the lede sections of those articles as well. This would be a major improvement. Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 21:57, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Do note, while Nordstrom stores may be upscale, the article is about Nordstrom, the company. Other company stores probably are not considered upscale such as Nordstrom Rack. So be sure to clarify this. Cheers again, Gmcbjames (talk) 23:40, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

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Gmcbjames - well, I wish I could come up with something more original... maybe will soon - time it tight ;p ... but I just wanted to wholeheartedly thank you for all of your help - everything you have done with the Lincoln article - especially with helping get it to GA :) . Things did now work out so well for me towards the end and things are still... "tight", with two kids going full-blast now ;o ... but with spring finally - almost here, hopefully things will slow a little ;p . This is the busy summertime of my life, huh ;p heh ^_~ ? Anyways, you went the extra *10* miles there (with Lincoln) and I thank you so much once again ^^ !!! All my best - cheers and I'll try to be around more, as best as I can :) ... cheers ^^ !!!!!~  ;D Hanyou23 (talk) 02:19, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Hanyou23, thank you for your kind comments and the barnstar. It was and is a pleasure working with you on the Lincoln article. I am glad you are up and running again - you have been missed. I have been on and off again - not so much lately. I had to redirect my energy for awhile - as you well understand! Keep up the great work, and if you need any help do let me know on my talk page! Cheers Gmcbjames (talk) 02:37, 12 March 2017 (UTC)