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Independent Democrat Party listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Independent Democrat Party. Since you had some involvement with the Independent Democrat Party redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Mr. Guye (talk) 23:00, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Illinois House of Representatives[edit]

GoldRingChip, this question pertains to the Wikipedia article Dennis Hastert. As shown by this diff, you appear to have been the first editor to add subsections for Hastert's electoral history in the Illinois House of Representatives. As you can see by this Talk Page entry, posted today by Neutrality, it would be helpful to know the source(s) of your statistics. I realize it's been more than seven years, which is a very long time in Wikipedia terms, but if you could possibly recollect where this data came from, we'd be most grateful. Thanks for your consideration. Kent Krupa (talk) 16:48, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district special election, 1838[edit]

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Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district special election, 1852[edit]

I'm a little confused. I think something's gone wrong. Gamaliel (talk) 23:39, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Face-smile.svg Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I've just edited it, which should have fixed the problem. Is it ok now?—GoldRingChip 23:42, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Thanks! Gamaliel (talk) 23:57, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Keep them coming.—GoldRingChip 00:39, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

List of current United States Senators by seniority[edit]

I noticed that you edited the above page. Do you think this page is necessary? I split it from Seniority in the United States Senate, but my split was reverted a few times, and another editor commented that he didn't think it was necessary. The list of senators by seniority should only exist once to avoid duplication, so perhaps I should tag this page for deletion. Thanks, Natg 19 (talk) 23:34, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I saw the dispute about the split but I don't feel strongly either way. I guess it's an unnecessary split because it just creates a duplicate article. In those future cases in which the current Congress has had replacement Senators, THEN the Congressional list would be different from the Current list, but I think it's just excessive.

Thanks for House elections work Comment[edit]

Thanks for your work on House elections. I've started updating them for the 2014 returns (I am going alphabetically, done with Alabama and most of Arizona). I am new here; in fact, you have been on here for as many years as I have days! So, if you have any hints or advice for work on those pages, let me know (with 11 days here, I am not sure of the best way - will I see it if you do it here? Or my talk page? I did put this page on my watchlist). Thanks again. -- PeterLFlomPhD (talk) 23:15, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

  • It's great that you're adding this information, Be Bold!
  • Use better sources than Ballotpedia. Ballotpedia can get you started on where to find the better sources, but Ballotpedia can be edited just like Wikipedia, so it shouldn't be cited as a source.
  • Instead of listing any further suggestions here, I've made edits to Arizona's 8th congressional district#2014, which should give you an idea of how to proceed. Check here for the edit history.
  • Come back to me with any questions. —GoldRingChip 13:37, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


  • OK, I fixed up Arizona's sources. Then I was looking at Alabama. I noticed that many of the results don't have references. Not sure what to do about that
  • I think I will wait until September when the Almanac of American Politics comes out and has all the results in a nice easy to read format. That's a verifiable source, too, and won't have link rot. Does that make sense? --- PeterLFlomPhD (talk) 21:39, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Yes.—GoldRingChip 12:43, 30 July 2015 (UTC)