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Speedy deletion nomination of Amaré Casares Stoudemire

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Speedy deletion nomination of Sir Frankie Crisp

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Charley Patton

Regarding this edit, what lead you to believe that Patton was a ragtime composer? —Stepheng3 (talk) 21:48, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. —Stepheng3 (talk) 00:41, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

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Tracy Ackerman

Clearly no 'e' on her CD covers. I'd pull the RM and do a tech move. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:02, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, duh. Who prevented you? ... talk about time wasting. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:32, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

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Creating categories for birth and death dates of persondata

I'm not 100% sure I follow what you are trying to do but we already have categories for people by year of birth and death, as to doing it the way you suggest I am don't know enough about the technical side of things to now if that is possible. Waacstats (talk) 22:40, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Stop. Creating and adding categories by individual day does need consensus. Please do stop. Materialscientist (talk) 00:40, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Your changes may affect the entire wikipedia - if you are correct, these categories should extend over all biography articles. If you're wrong, your changes will result in a massive amount of reverted edits. I have started threads at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Categories and Wikipedia:Village pump (policy). You're welcome to discuss the issue, but please do not continue with this task. Materialscientist (talk) 00:59, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I stumbled on your bot-created People who died on 9 September category. I just wonder: who cares? How does this add value for the readers? Is this really going to clutter up the bottom of every bio article on WP? Please stop creating them, and let us know where this is being discussed? Tony (talk) 04:10, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Vegaswikian pointed me to this discussion, which might resolve the matter. Materialscientist (talk) 06:36, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:Births by date

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Category:Deaths by date

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Criminals of San Francisco, California

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Proposed deletion of List of National Basketball Association team abbreviations

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BTW, I am only notifying you as the nominator seems to have overlooked it.—Bagumba (talk) 21:34, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Title italics

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Speedy deletion nomination of Moossollini

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Category:American female serial killers

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Pippen

At this point, the vandalism isn't quite heavy enough to justify protection, but I'll keep an eye on things. Zagalejo^^^ 05:05, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Tyrone Mitchell

Sorry, but I don't think that an image of one of the victims would pass Wikipedia's fair use guidelines. As a matter of fact, I know of several very similar cases where such pictures have been deleted for that reason, so it probably isn't worth the effort to upload one. Anyway, your work on the article abour Tyrone Mitchell is very much appreciated. (Lord Gøn (talk) 19:36, 15 May 2013 (UTC))

List of rampage killers

There are mainly two reasons why the limit is six people killed, and not four. The first one is that four- and fivefold murders aren't really that rare, meaning that the list would balloon by several hundred cases, if they were included. To give you some impression about the dimensions we are talking about, from experience I'd expect the List of familicides in the United States to double in size if we'd add fivefold murders, and then double again if we'd include quadruple murders. That would be a whopping 400 cases in that sub-list alone, which would make the whole list soon impossible to manage. The second reason is to keep bias at a minimum. With the current limit you can expect to catch most of the more recent cases even on an international scale, and also find a good deal of those from the last 50 to 100 years, but it is unreasonable to expect fair amounts of reporting on fourfold murders, making them extremely hard, probably even impossible to find, since such cases oftentimes don't even make national headlines. So, setting a lower limit would soon make the list even more western-centric than it is now. (Lord Gøn (talk) 19:09, 18 May 2013 (UTC))

No, I have no intentions to start a similar list for serial killers, because I find the uncertainty of the number of victims rather discouraging, and it would take an enormous amount of time and work to create something halfway acceptable, which I am not willing to spend. Also, for my taste there are too many people editing serial killer articles, and I really am not eager to engage in constant bitchfights about the direction the list should go. That said, I did some work on the List of serial killers by number of victims in September 2011, but even then I set myself a clear goal, which was to unmerge List of murderers by number of victims, recreate the serial killers list and then leave it to others to attend to, even if it would go down the drain. (Lord Gøn (talk) 21:11, 21 May 2013 (UTC))

List of operas by Gluck

Hi. This is to explain why I have moved List of operas by Gluck back to its original title. It is part of series of similar articles at Category:Lists of operas by composer, these use surname only unless there is an ambiguity (Alessandro Scarlatti, Siegfried Wagner, Richard Strauss etc). Thanks. --Kleinzach 00:29, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Talk:Wirths (disambiguation)

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Talk:Wirths (surname)

I was not sure why this talk page was supposed to be speedily deleted. It looked all right to me. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 03:46, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Category:American torturers

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Ways to improve Aitch (surname)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Clive Allen (disambiguation)

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Keep on Dancing

Greetings. You've titled an article Keep on Dancing (The Gentrys song). It turns out that not only didn't they write the song, but the original version was by the Avantis in 1963. I've updated the information, but I'd also like the change the article title to "Keep on Dancing (Hit Single)." How does that sit with you? Regards. Tapered (talk) 07:13, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I like "1960s song." Tapered (talk) 09:22, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
The nominator has voted for his own proposal. It's now 2-1 to change it.Tapered (talk) 22:22, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:National Basketball Association players from the Bahamas

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re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Yes, it's something that should be addressed. I initiated a discussion here. Feel free to comment. Cheers! ChakaKongLet's talk about it 03:13, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Ocasek/Otcasek Polish?

Can you provide more information on the surname Otcasek/Ocasek? You listed it as a Polish surname.. we have someone repeatedly editing the Ric Ocasek article who insists that it is a Czech surname and that Ric Ocasek is Czech. Thanks. Centerone (talk) 06:13, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Fernest Arceneaux

I left the birth name on Fernest Arceneaux, but added the background back as solo_singer according to the infobox musical artist template requirements and descriptions under the background section. Thanks for the work on the page! Bonnie (talk) 19:01, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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Joe Delafosse - John Delafose

Hi Hoops-gza: Thanks for your edits in the spanish version of the article es:John Delafose. The name "Joe Delafosse" was a mistake, but there is the name that appears in the Herzhaft's book. I don't know if the mistake is only in the spanish edition. I've changed the name of the article as you said. Thank you again. Greetings.--Quiebrajano (talk) 22:59, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Guy Williams

It's good to go beyond statistics, but when you copy so much content word-for-word, there are ethical and even legal issues at play. You should try to reword things as much as possible, and also adjust the structure of sentences and paragraphs. It shouldn't be so obvious that you were looking at the source as you wrote your material. While we do want all the facts to be verifiable, there needs to be some degree of originality in the presentation of the facts.

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And here's the material as found in the original source: "After dealing with a transitional first season in Pullman, averaging 11.1 points and 5.7 rebounds a game, Williams was ready to flourish as a senior. He broke the school scoring record, unloading 43 points against Idaho State, since exceeded twice."

There's only very superficial paraphrasing here. Just changing a word here or there won't cut it. The vast majority of the original text is still intact, and this could be considered a copyright infringement.

It may be helpful to look for additional articles about Williams, and then try to summarize what you've found. When you have a deeper knowledge of the subject, it will be easier to present the facts in your own words. Zagalejo^^^ 04:58, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Gindl

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Polonsky

Hi! I'm afraid I don't have time to translate the articles you're interested in, but I find Google Translate does a pretty fair job; if you try it and have questions about particular sentences, let me know and I'll try to help. I did add a sentence to the Polonsky article explaining the etymology. Languagehat (talk) 19:35, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

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Sidney Green

The fact that one writer called him "El Sid" does not establish that it was a widely used nickname. We shouldn't give undue weight to nicknames that only show up in a handful of places. Zagalejo^^^ 03:50, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

I just think we should be more selective about the nicknames we highlight. People will come up with lots of nicknames for athletes, but not all of them will reach the iconic status of "The Glove" and "The Mailman". "El Sid" is not actually a unique nickname. You'll see it in newspaper articles about other athletes named "Sidney" (eg, Sid Fernandez, Sidney Moncrief, etc). It's an easy play on words.
To answer your other question, I can access a lot of things through the Chicago Public Library's website. If you live in Chicago, there's a list of resources you can use here. ProQuest would be the best place to look for non-Chicago newspaper articles. Zagalejo^^^ 00:54, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
I use ProQuest One Search. (It won't have everything - most of what it has is from the 1980s onward- but it's a pretty nice resource.) Zagalejo^^^ 01:14, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
I searched for "Last week in the NBA" exactly, then narrowed it down by date using the bars on the right side of the page. (It was a bit hard to find at first, because the title is such a common phrase.) Zagalejo^^^ 01:24, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

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Category:American players of American football of Polish descent

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Surnames

Yes, he most likely has English ancestors somewhere down the line, but we shouldn't be adding ethnicity categories based solely on surnames. Surnames can come from many different places, and may not reflect a person's actual origins. For example, there might have been an adoption at some point, or a name might have been anglicized to "sound" English.

On the subject, the African-American basketball players category has attracted its share of controversy in the past. It's not always possible to find a source that explicitly says someone is African-American. I don't have the time or energy to undo all of those category additions, but don't be surprised if someone like User:Namiba starts rolling back your edits. (See here for some context.) Zagalejo^^^ 00:15, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, please stop adding uncited ethnicity categories to biographies.--TM 18:10, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Chicago basketball players

I suggest you rename the category "Basketball players from the Chicago metropolitan area", or something like that. Zagalejo^^^ 04:47, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I suggest we delete the category. We had extensive discussion about city specific basketball player categories when "Basketball players from Portland, Oregon" was created and the consensus was clear that this was not a path we wanted to go down (it has since been deleted). Rikster2 (talk) 11:37, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
saw your reply on my talk page. It doesn't matter. Yes, Chicago is a higher profile city than Portland. It is still setting up a category hierarchy that will be imitated with a ton of cities big and small. But to me, the bigger issues is that the state basketball player categories serve as citizenship categories for players (they map up to "American basketball players"). Getting even further away from that category is not a good idea because many EN:WP users are not American and already have trouble with the structure apt he way it is. There are precedents set for reasons. Rikster2 (talk) 16:25, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
It is a slippery slope. If I am looking to create a category for Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, etc. and I saw those categories I would assume it was fine. Please don't create/apply any more of these categories until it can be discussed more broadly - these types of things can't help but set precedent so they shouldn't be done hastily. I will put this category up for discussion so it can be figured out strategically. Rikster2 (talk) 16:45, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
I CFD'd the category. Please feel free to contribute to the consensus discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2013 September 22#Category:Basketball players from Chicago, Illinois. Rikster2 (talk) 17:09, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Category:George Gershwin

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Dreaded Pit?

Re: Calvin Natt. What does "Dreaded Pit" mean? How is the nickname used in the newspaper article? I see nothing at all on Google about that nickname. Zagalejo^^^ 05:01, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

I did find some articles referring to him as "Pit Bull". Zagalejo^^^ 05:24, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
OK. I think it's all probably derived from "Pit Bull". Zagalejo^^^ 16:55, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Scott Joplin 3RR

Keep an eye on the number of your edits, please, with regard to 3RR at Scott Joplin. I've warned the new editor about 3RR, so their next revert will be taken to WP:3RRN. I've also asked for page protection. Hopefully, you and the new editor will see the discussion at Talk:Scott Joplin#Quotations and participate. Binksternet (talk) 16:46, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.

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I added you to the DRN with regard to Scott Joplin. PennyLane415 (talk) 17:04, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

I added you to a DRN talk to which you didn't respond. If you would like to provide support for your case feel free to let me know or post it on the Scott Joplin talk page. I assumed the issue was resolved in reference to the MOS guidlines provided by Ben (Major Bloodnok). — Preceding unsigned comment added by PennyLane415 (talkcontribs) 18:27, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Mark Jones.jpg

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File source and copyright licensing problem with File:Mark Jones.jpg

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"NBA players from Country X" categories

Hello - I have noticed that you have created many of these. When doing so, please do not add "Country expatriate basketball people in the United States" as a sub-category. The NBA is not purely an American League so that is not a valid parent category. For example, Jonas Valančiūnas is a "National Basketball Association player from Lithuania," but he isn't a "Lithuanian expatriate basketball person in the United States." There are other examples. Also, ABA, NBL and BAA players aren't technically NBA players so please consider this when adding these categories. Thanks. Rikster2 (talk) 14:06, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Category:African-American basketball players

I do a ton of articles on Black basketball and football articles and I too thought I could look at a guy and say "see that picture! He has to be A-A". However, I have been corrected (WP:CBBALL, WP:NBA, WP:NFL or WP:CFB, I don't remember which) that you are not suppose to add the category Category:African-American basketball players or the similar football player category to articles unless it is cited in the text. You can bring this up for discussion at WP:NBA if you like.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:04, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Category:Sportsperson-criminals

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Category:American athlete-criminals

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Basketball FLs

Hello. You're making somewhat radical changes to existing featured lists involving basketball. I suggest, to avoid disappointment when your edits are reverted, you engage the principal editors of such lists in a discussion. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:50, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

very wrong

Reverting edit at Perth, Western Australia

I strongly disagree that such a ridiculous over-doing it with Large - 700 is absolutely nothing compared to other categories. Please do not revert without talking to people first - your edit history shows a lack of conversation - edit summaries are not the place to have a conversation. So try getting it into prespective 700 does not deserve large. satusuro 02:25, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Also - take care, very few people have categories on their watch lists - but you are stepping the wrong direction with the usage of large at the one that has elicited a response so far.

The comment by other editor to revert your edit,[1] is well worth reading and trying some basic mathematics with, at your peril, so to speak...

Have a safe new year, and take note when others make comment satusuro 03:03, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Wirth categories

You re-added a number of categories to the article on Christian Wirth. The categories Holocaust perpetrators and SS officers are redundant as Wirth is also categorized as Action T4 personnel and Nazi Concentration camp commandants plus a half-dozen other subcategories, while all SS and Police leaders held officers' rank in the SS. I hope you agree with me removing them. ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 10:14, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I understand that it is technically an overcat to put Holocaust perpetrators on most of these Nazi pages. However, I believe the general consensus on the English Wikipedia is to include Holocaust perpetrators on all applicable candidates anyhow so as to keep it as a fully viewable listing of the perpetrators. An exception to the rule, you might say. I notice that you have removed the category from about 50-100 articles so far? Please let me know what you think.
After cross-posting: You are welcome to create a List of Holocaust perpetrators. I don't see the point, however, in creating a super-category with thousands of names. It's the usual list vs category rational that applies here. ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 10:22, 31 December 2013 (UTC)