User talk:Jacklee/Maintenance: 2010 archive

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Henley Index

Hi Jacklee, I saw you reverted my edit on International rankings of Singapore. The Henley Index is an advertising tool for Henley & Partners, which is a company that assists people with international buying and citizenship. The "index" does not disclose any methodology or sources; it's just a list they release yearly to attract more business (that's why I referred to it as spam). If a visa-free country number would be useful to the article, a neutral, reliable source would be the IATA database, which is available through airline websites such as KLM or Star Alliance websites. - Gump Stump (talk) 20:04, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

I see. Go ahead and reverse my reversion, then, and thanks for the explanation. — Cheers, JackLee talk 06:40, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

page on Robert Hues 1553-1632

The Wiki articles states that he was born in Little Hereford in Hertfordshire I think that this is incorrect and should be Herefordshire, as if you click on the link to Little Hereford you get taken to the page for the place in Herefordshire.

The mistake may have originally arisen in late 19th early 20th century encyclopedias I am reading from a copy of The Harmsworth Encyclopedia c.1910 in which the incorrect place of Hertfordshire is given.

The entry in this work also shows an alternative name of Husins

Alan Longbottom in Pudsey near Leeds —Preceding unsigned comment added by Historydb (talkcontribs) 19:22, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I've transferred your message to the article's talk page and answered it there. — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:07, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Emery Molyneux article

In this article, I see the navigation diaries referred to as "ruttiers". All of my experience and research has shown this spelling - rutters.


Sources for the spelling in the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:46, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

I've transferred your comment to the article's talk page and answered it there. — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:02, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Good article nominations

Just to let you know that I've reviewed Parliament of Singapore and High Court of Singapore. Let me know if you've got any questions or if there's anything I can help with. Cheers, Rebecca (talk) 08:21, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, will have a look at your comments. — Cheers, JackLee talk 08:22, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

GAR notification

Letting you know I have opened a good article reassessment for Lloyd Owen, an article to which you are a main contributor. You can read my concerns at Talk:Lloyd Owen/GA1. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 17:27, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Wow, it's been a really long time since I worked on that article. Let me have a look. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:36, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Kristian Ayre

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in this discussion? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 23:53, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Singapore hotels

Hi. can you replace the skyscrapers infoboxes in articles on Singapore hotels with infobox hotel as with Conrad Centennial Singapore and Raffles Hotel etc. Thanks Dr. Blofeld White cat 21:55, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

I am reposting this message at the talk page of the SGpedians' notice board so that editors active on those articles can take appropriate action. — Cheers, JackLee talk 04:04, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Removal of external links

Hi Jacklee,

I'm curious as to why you removed the video I posted - Georgia Blames Olympics for Luger Kumaritashvili’s Death. This is a freely available video, there is no copyright infringement, and above all it was highly relevant.

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

It wasn't removed by me but by BLGM5. You'll have to ask him. — Cheers, JackLee talk 04:47, 26 February 2010 (UTC)


Yeah, unfortunately I didn't get on Wikipedia that day. I briefly saw a change on my watchlist on my iPhone, but didn't see that a 13,000 character change was made (if I did, I would have quickly reverted it). I felt bad reverting it, when I saw that you were still working on it, but I tried to do it quickly to prevent you from having to do any more. I have seen massive plot expansions before on GA/FAs, so I try and be sure to check the history to see if there was already a briefer and better-written summary. Anyway, thanks for helping out with the plot. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 00:40, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Taking up GAN review of Parliament of Singapore

Following this message on my talk page, I am going to take over this review as it appears that the original reviewer has no time to complete it. It has been hanging fire for some time and I aim to wrap up outstanding issues within the standard seven days. I shall read the article over first and then post a review tomorrow, 22 March. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 23:45, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi! Actually, I haven't had time to address the issues raised by the previous reviewer yet as I've also been pretty busy. However, I have been able to review "High Court of Singapore". Perhaps you could look at that article first? — Cheers, JackLee talk 06:08, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
OK, I have reviewed and placed High Court of Singapore on hold for secven days (29 March). I have reviewed and placed on hold Parliament of Singapore for fourteen days (5 April). –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:06, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Parliament of Singapore

The article Parliament of Singapore you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see Talk:Parliament of Singapore for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of said article. If you oppose this decision, you may ask for a reassessment. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 04:09, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

United States Sports Academy awards

Hello... sorry it has taken a while to pass this along. In a nutshell, the "award" information has been removed because it is nothing but spam, promotional material added by single-purpose editors over the past few years. I've even tracked down an AfD from 2007 that led to the deletion of over a dozen articles about the "awards". At the time, the nominator asserted that (with regard to the school's other practice of awarding honourary degrees) "there was no evidence that the 'recipients' were aware of or accepted the 'honorary degrees'". The current round were added over the past few weeks; when challenged, the SPA simply added a "reference" URL that is owned by the school. Hope this helps; I've posted it at Dodger67's talk page as well. Cheers. --Ckatzchatspy 02:20, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Graffiti Singapure

Hello Jacklee,

it would be very great if you could change you wiki-blog on the singaure graffiti sprayer Oliver Fricker in something anonymous. I'm a closed friend of him an it is not so fair to post his full name all over. Don't understand me wrong, what the Swiss guy did was not okay, but what would you do, if some one posts something about you, no matter if right or wrong....? You don't need to delete this article, just change the names of those two guys in "the Swiss" & "the Britain". And some things you have writen on here are defently wrong.... thanks for your understanding :) RDB —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rettetdiebieber (talkcontribs) 19:41, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

I've copied your message to the "Oliver Fricker" talk page and responded to it there. — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:57, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Image use regarding costumes/clothing?

Hi Jacklee, mind giving me a brief conclusion on the usage of Lyo and Merly costume images? And perhaps its relations with the law? You're a lawyer, the expertise is with you here :) ANGCHENRUI Talk 12:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Ha, I'm not an intellectual property lawyer. However, I have good news. The result of my query at "commons:Commons talk:Licensing#2010 Summer Youth Olympics mascots" was that costumes of copyrighted characters are regarded as clothing, and so photographs of them do not breach the copyright in the characters: see "commons:Commons:Derivative works#Isn't every product copyrighted by someone? What about cars? Or kitchen chairs? My computer case?". I will transfer your image over to the Commons. — Cheers, JackLee talk 14:50, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Just a quick consultation

Hi Jacklee, just wanted your opinion on this matter. There's this media coverage section in the 2010 Youth Summer Olympics article, and IPs repeatedly remove the less-positive content in there. Latest example: You think I should call for some form of page protection if this persists? I shall undo those actions for now. Thanks, ANGCHENRUI Talk 13:44, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

The source for the information (a personal blog) is not particularly good. The blog refers to the Channel NewsAsia website – is it possible to refer directly to that website, or an archived version of it? Otherwise, I'd say leave the information out until a reliable source can be found for it. — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:31, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
I replaced it with the relevant CNA webpage - apparently, the reference was originally found on a blog post. One of the weaknesses with Wikipedia is that anyone with a vested interest can remove the more negative content in an article, sigh. ANGCHENRUI Talk 06:33, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Note that CNA material expires. You may want to see if the particular web page is archived at or try and archive it yourself using WebCite (not all websites permit archiving), and then refer to the archive URL in the citation template using the parameters |archiveurl= and |archivedate=. To see how archive URLs are used, visit "Sivakant Tiwari". — Cheers, JackLee talk 06:42, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
I found a reference on the Boston Times, can't remember if I added it (forgetful me!) to the article. Must check again. Sivakant Tiwari was a work of yours no? I'll check when I have the time soon. Cheers, ANGCHENRUI Talk 10:55, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Please contribute to our National Day Project!

Greetings, Jacklee! I hope your PhD is not causing you permanent head damage! When not working on your thesis, perhaps you could research and write a GA about Singapore in Malaysia for our National Day project? For an experienced and profilic GA writer like you, doing so in three months should not be too difficult if you can get your hands on several good history books (not my secondary school History textbooks, though). Alternatively, you could write a DYK or two, but we would still need someone to work on Singapore in Malaysia, and you are probably the only SGpedian capable of doing so (unless Aldwinteo becomes prolific again). Kindly let me know, by the end of the month, what you plan to work on (I, a JC student, plan to write no less than four articles for our project, and have already started working on the articles). --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 15:53, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

I will try my best, but expect to be quite busy trying to finish off my PhD. Any other suggestions on articles to push to FA apart from "Singapore in Malaysia"? That seems rather ambitious. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:45, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Singapore in Malaysia is probably the only Singapore-related article that can appear in On this day on 9 August. But you only need to push it to GA status, not FA, and should you succeed, it will appear there every 9 August, while the FA and DYKs will only appear on the Main Page on one 9 August. I agree that Singapore in Malaysia is an ambitious project, but as a prolific and experienced GA writer, you are capable enough (as I said above, get your hands on some good history books). If you have the interest and ability, but lack the time due to your PhD, perhaps we could agree to postpone the National Day Project to next year? With over a year to plan and write, we should be even more ambitious (for example, you may want to write more than one article and we could recruit more editors). --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 16:07, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, misread your e-mail. Yes, GA is probably more doable. I wasn't aware that a date-related GA article appears on the main page every time the date rolls around. Which section of the main page does it appear in? — Cheers, JackLee talk 20:03, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
To the right of Did you know? is On this day, where Singapore in Malaysia will appear every 9 August if it attains GA status. The article must undergo a separate OTD nomination process after passing GAN (we could ask a GA reviewer to "cut queue"); the details of the OTD nomination process are unclear, so I must find out the details. By the way, could you do me a favour by searching Factiva for "Money No Enough" and e-mailing me the results (hopefully the database goes back to 1998)? --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 02:19, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Oi! Knock knock, poke poke... --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 02:05, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Oops, sorry. Forgot. — Cheers, JackLee talk 03:56, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Newspaper articles received. Thanks! 谢谢! Terima kasih! Is ten weeks enough time to push Singapore in Malaysia to GA status? If not, we could postpone the entire project to next year. --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 05:26, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Jacklee, do you plan to write Singapore in Malaysia this year or next year? Either option is fine with me, but I need to know your decision, as it will affect my GA-writing plans for the June holidays (and early Term 3). --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 05:18, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

I think I had better say 2010, because I really need to complete my PhD this year! — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:43, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

2010 has arrived. I suggest we scale down the National Day Project to just one FA (already written), one OTD and four DYKs (since GAs do not appear on the Main Page). How about you write the OTD (Singapore in Malaysia) and one DYK, while I write three DYKs? By the way, do you use Facebook? --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 15:28, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

I hope you know that all written material in Singapore is censored and in favours of course the Singapore Government and the PAP ? Why not write the MALAYSIAN point of view ? It seems that this project will be more of a political campaign than an objective study. All the best with your Ph.D. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:22, 30 December 2010 (UTC)