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Talk:Bingo![edit]

5 supports and 1 oppose which turns out to be by a sockpuppet. Can you please unclose and relist. In ictu oculi (talk) 15:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Same at Talk:Ok (glacier) I'm afraid. In ictu oculi (talk) 15:35, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
And Talk:Choi Soo-young. Which was a second bite at the apple. In ictu oculi (talk) 15:52, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for fixing Bingo album, can you please unclose and relist the other two. Thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 15:51, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I have closed and moved the Ok discussion because, without the sockpuppet, there was only support for the move. Choi Soo-young is another matter: while this was nominated by the sockpuppet, other editors supported the nomination too. Do you disagree with that move, setting aside who nominated it? Ground Zero | t 18:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
I do mildly disagree with the move now I look at the bulk of sources. But that isn't the reason for relisting/reopening it. The c-banned user had already tried once with that article, to succeed again with a sockpuppet sets a bad precedent. In ictu oculi (talk) 02:14, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I see the merit in your argument, but I also see that oitehr editors have voted for the move in good faith, and I am concerned about ignoring their views on the matter. The sock is now banned, and most of his work undone. Ground Zero | t 13:02, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

REPLY: Referring to Toronto's Subway/RT lines[edit]

The Toronto Transit Commission refers to subway lines by numbers more often now a days rather by name according to their website www.ttc.ca which is why I tried them out on several on Wikipedia articles, by replacing line names to line numbers as a pilot project to see if it will work. Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Toronto#Referring_to_Toronto_subway_lines. Alex R. (Toronto) (talk) 15:36, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

The TTC's preferences are not our concern. We're not writing the TTC's website. We're writing encyclopeda articles to inform readers around the world. Which is more informative -- "Bloor-Danforth"? Or "Line 2"? Ground Zero | t 16:14, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Alberta separatism[edit]

Random idea I just want to bounce off of someone, should Alberta separatism and Western alienation pages(both of which seem to be mostly a relic from 2005) be merged? Knoper (talk) 22:30, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Same frequent tags relating to Jalpaiguri[edit]

See, I know that u r an administrator, and I'm sorry for being a bit rude previously ..but being an administrator does that mean that u wud revert edits of just anyone simply.. Whoever, u may be u r NOT from Jalpaiguri or nearby.. & u have NO right to comment or to fix up any such issues related to these articles on which u're NOT involved.. U r NOT to simply abuse or revert such just like that, u get it?? & taking 'bout Jalpaiguri, well..day's my hometown & I don' t wish to see any of ur stupid tags hanging within or around the article's page relating to neutrality dispute or edit warring, etc etc .. Therefore, I wud like to request u to see to the matter and I don' t blame u for dis, coz it's just dat I don' t think if it's ur fault since u r just an administrator ..Anywayzz, if u do wish to keep the page secured and keep it's privacy I wud lyk to cooperate as well ..:) .. Android9 (talk) do reply for sure,, if in mood :p :))

Replied on user's talk page. Ground Zero | t 13:32, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

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About the List of U.S. Wilderness Areas=[edit]

Your correction for Congress was appropriate - I shouldn't have undone that. The issue of the designation date, however, is more complex. When an area is expanded or the boundaries changed, a new law is passed. Thus there may be multiple designation dates for the same area. For example, the Black Forest Mountain Wilderness was first designated on 10/19/84. It was expanded through a second designation on 10/18/88 and was expanded again on 10/7/98. So there are three designation dates for this same area. In creating this list I entered what I called the original or earliest date for the area. The second sentence does explain some of this but I felt it was not quite clear. Perhaps you could find better language to explain my point, or perhaps it is not as vague as I thought it was. Either way, I'm not going to change it again. Lexaxis7 (talk) 16:27, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours

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Global account[edit]

Hi Ground Zero! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:02, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear Ground Zero,
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
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Leadership conventions[edit]

Thanks. I am also working on the 1973 Liberal convention which will be available soon. When I can find the time I will be adding more details on the significant Ontario leadership contests. EncyclopediaUpdaticus (talk) 03:00, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

Hello Ground Zero,

I would like to know your opinion about this proposal. --Keysanger (talk) 22:47, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

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TTC one man operation[edit]

This TTC Report is a reliable source for testing one-man operation with TR trains on Line 4. Secondarywaltz (talk) 17:51, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

  • I commented that sentence out ebcause I had trouble understanding what it is about. re-rerading it carefullly, it is making sense to me now, but it is about Line 4, so it really doesn't belong in the Line 1 article, from which I deleted it. There is a tendancy of an editor who isn't logging in to keep adding more and more extraneous details to every TTC article. This means the information is being duplicated across articles, and the articles are becoming more and more unfocussed and unwieldy. I don't think that statement belongs in the Line 1 article. Ground Zero | t 18:31, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, I'm working with you on keeping things clean. This is just an FYI so that you know that it was genuine. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:08, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Transnistria[edit]

The recent addition to the Transnistria article was great, but I have three thoughts. 1. The added content is similar to content that I previously added in a preceding paragraph regarding Moldova's increased enforcement on restriction of Russian military use of airports controlled by Moldova. Perhaps our content should be merged in one of the paragraphs? 2. Some of the new content seems very similar to that contained in the added reference. 3. The last line of content, while reflecting the reference, could be seen as non-NPOV without a reference that it is the Moldovan and western viewpoint. Just some thoughts.--Rpclod (talk) 14:09, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Online Trading Academy--should it be deleted as spam?[edit]

Hi. I see that you did some editing on the Online Trading Academy page. I have no first hand experience with that organization, nor am I active at Wikipedia these days, but it seems to me the article has all the hallmarks of self-promotional advertising, and it's been allowed to remain in such a state for a couple of years. I did a casual search for the organization online and found several sites where people complain that it is basically a high-pressure sales outfit, a very different story than the article suggests. What's your opinion about the article? I don't know if it should be proposed for deletion or edited down to the nub of verifiable relevant info (something tells me that such an edit would be quickly reverted). --BTfromLA (talk) 15:24, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

I went through the same steps: OTA seems like quite a scam, but I didn't find any reliable sources to show that. A good step would be to look up the policy on using a company's own website as a source and see if we can use that to remove cut back on the article. Ground Zero | t 09:19, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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"the present tense indicates the present condition"
Thank you for quality articles on Canadian politics and their people, such as Parti Québécois leadership election, 2005 and Janet Ecker, for tireless copyediting, "there are lots of Democratic and Republican parties around the world" and "the present tense indicates the present condition", for a user page full of advice, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (24 December 2010)!

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WP:Naming conventions (music)[edit]

Hi. I note you didn't make reference to the relevant guideline in closing Tommy (album). Would it be possible to update your close with reference to guideline? In ictu oculi (talk) 16:19, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

2015 Canadian election talkpage[edit]

Following your invitation, generally I think you have communicated well. However in your post at 12:28, 22 June 2015 you replied accusing another editor of doing stuff which they hadn't done for at least a post or two. This had the effect of winding that editor up again. Graemp (talk) 15:45, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for this feedback on the discussion at Talk:42nd Canadian federal election. I have been frustrated that his disrespectful behaviour keeps recurring. I take your point generally that it is best to let sleeping dogs lie, but in this case I was responding to his comment about conspiracy theories, which he had repeated. I should have made it clear that I was focusing on that comment and not on other issues. Regards, Ground Zero | t 20:25, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

No Gun Ri[edit]

Hello,

Hope you're doing well. I noticed that you made an edit at No Gun Ri Massacre, which has seen a very heated debate between Cjhanley and WeldNeck which has seethed for years.

Part of it revolves around a sourcing dispute, namely, the credibility of the U.S. No Gun Ri Review Report, the initial AP reports (particularly the credibility of certain eyewitnesses), and of historian Robert Bateman. In general, the page has been a battleground, with frequent personal attacks, accusations of POV, bold edits against consensus, and so on, although it has calmed down as of late. It is important to note that Cjhanley is in fact one of the AP reporters who initially broke the No Gun Ri story, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; also, WeldNeck has accused him of a conflict of interest. Both editors have compiled extensive lists of their grievances, and have dragged one another to ANI: [1][2][3][4][5] WeldNeck also attacked Cjhanley as a sock: [6]. Neither editor is blameless, to say the least.

For some time, I, along with Timothyjosephwood, Wikimedes, and Irondome have attempted to mediate, and we have successfully imposed an unofficial "freeze" on editing the page without prior proposals. While the situation is not urgent, I would appreciate any help an experienced editor such as yourself could offer. If you are interested, I can also provide some sources to provide background, although some can also be found on the page's external links category.

Thanks very much,

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