User talk:Jabberjaw

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Wikipedia Requests[edit]

I have been an editor on Wikipedia since 2009, and with over 10,000 edits (more or less) in that time, I feel that I have a good working knowledge of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. As is probably true of most editors, there is a steep learning curve where mistakes are often made and I have had my share of those (but always in good faith), but have also learnt how and when to craft articles, and how to apply policy. I too have written over 80 articles and contributed to more than 1500 others; my first creations included The Human Body (TV series) and Mad Max (franchise), and recent examples include Ultimate General and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. Thanks.

Copyright problem on Murder of Carly Ryan[edit]

Some of the content you added to the above article appears to have been copied from Copying text directly from a source is a copyright violation. Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, the content had to be removed. All content you add to Wikipedia must be written in your own words. It also looks like you temporarily pasted copyright material and later edited or removed it. Please don't do this, not even temporarily for editing. Please do your amendments before you save the page, or use an external editor. Please leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:25, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

newspapers ...[edit]

But the new newspapers project (ie project tag) had some oddness to it when it started - and I havent speedily changed most of Oz strylian newspaper cat and articles that I have had things to do with over to it from the journalism tag - also the other thing is there has been a tendency towards monumentalism/gigantism in some oz newspaper lists - have tried to keep them broken down into things smaller in wa - not sure what your ideas are... JarrahTree 13:24, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi - I have been heavily involved in (primarily single-handedly) overhauling every single newspaper article in both South Australia (and less so, in Adelaide) for quite a while now. This is reflected in the detail seen in this template, which, from my observations as I move around the sites related to print media in Aus, probably make the SA newspaper sites the most cohesive/connected state I have seen. Anyway, as you note, I have been adding tags, mainly WikiProject Australia, and occasionally WikiProject Journalism (and duplicating them if a newspaper has only one of them). I have also been editing categories too, and removing duplicate (super/sub) ones too.
As for the merger tag, TBH I am not fussed which way it goes (all in one, or split between current/defunct), thought the former would be "neater" as I see it, but the site I proposed to merge, however, is basically just an incomplete hash of links/titles as is. Thanks. JabberJaw (talk) 14:06, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
bugger I was paying you heaps of compliments and saying how what you are doing is vitally important well beyond what you possibly know for the larger interactions with trove/nla/wikidata etc - but lost it in edit conflict. too late to ressurect. thank you very much for what you are doing - now there is the rest of the country to do :) - thanks JarrahTree 14:17, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes - the lessons I have learnt in my "South Australian newspaper apprenticeship" may serve the rest of the country well. As for compliments, its nice to have someone notice what you have been up to - if you are up for it, a short thankyou and some kind of flashy/sparkly thing on my user page would be nice. As for "vital importance", I would be happy to learn more about what things are of most benefit/use as you see them. Regards. JabberJaw (talk) 14:31, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Trove would never got to where it is without librarians being allocated time to make sure that newspaper being used in trove had articles -
some samples of how something link
so is only one state and how part of it it started and was done to a certain point
and it all is vitally important to get a handle on... User:99of9 is a well worth to get to know - he is full bottle on all of this... JarrahTree 15:00, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
I realise you may have already known about that - or its not part of your interest - the thing is in the long run the relationship between the trove resource, and on-going improvement of wikipedia articles about australian newspapers is something that is of an intricate web and very beneficial to both sides of the coin - so thats is why thanks is due to your hard work!! JarrahTree 01:00, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

for your updating the SA politics article talk page items - that sort of maintenance is lacking in so many parts of the australian project - a big thanks JarrahTree 13:39, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

NP. My experience of standardising the newspaper templates has given me a taste for ensuring other lists of similar/near identical articles have consistency as well. It becomes dead easy to spot errors/omissions when you see the same thing 30-40x, as you probably well know! If you have other priority lists that need standardising, feel free to let me know about them. JabberJaw (talk) 13:45, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
If you see the latest comment at my talk page - there are literally millions of unassessed, or only partially assessed items on wikipedia - my slow one by one adding something as simple as biota-importance=low without the pc based awb process will take my some time yet to make a dent into the mass JarrahTree 00:14, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
I’ve been using AWB for a while now for editing related to work I do under the WP Wikify umbrella. Am not clever enough yet to set it up to find, filter, and then standardise project templates. Then again, a slower approach of entering the talk page via the main page gives you a glimpse into the current state of the article, which is useful for basic class assessments. JabberJaw (talk) 01:02, 24 September 2018 (UTC)