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Hi! Please leave me a message by creating a new section to hold our conversation. --Jdlh | Talk 22:28, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicle[edit]

Just wanted to say you were exactly right about your concern on the Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicle article. I reviewed the article and made a number of changes. Joema 01:17, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. --Jdlh | Talk 06:13, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Arbitration Committee elections[edit]

Note to self: Wikipedia:Arbitration_Committee_Elections_January_2006/Vote by 22 January 2006, 23:59 UTC. Review candidate info there and in Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2006-01-02/ArbCom_candidates and in Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2006-01-09/ArbCom_election. --Jdlh | Talk 22:46, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

category:College and Univeristy Types[edit]

I saw your note on Deathawk's talk page about this category. I've moved it to Category:University and college types. In general, to change which articles are listed in a category, one must edit all of the articles themselves (they will all have [[Category:cat name]] in the article source, usually at the very bottom. If you run across another case where this would be a lot of work, you might want to check out {{Category_redirect}}. btm talk 22:36, 19 February 2006 (UTC)


It was inadvertant, so I should apologise - I'll take more care next time. Keras.

Constitution of Japan needs update?[edit]

Hi, Beland, thanks for your efforts on behalf of Wikipedia. You tagged the section of Constitution of Japan regarding the LDP 2005 proposed reforms as needing an update. Would you mind putting a note in Talk:Constitution of Japan clarifying what update you believe is necessary? Have you heard about some specific developments, or are you just thinking that it's nearly a year later, so it's time for more recent information? Thanks, --Jdlh | Talk 17:11, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I posted a clarification there. Thanks for reading, Beland 02:05, 9 August 2006 (UTC)


Just added a picture to the discussion at the Churchill discussion, that guy who says he's serving is either a) lying or b) a bit thick :).. As for a published source about the Royal Navy officer hows this? (although its not the man in the article anymore, its a woman as you can see by the other picture..)

Goose. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheMongoose (talkcontribs) 01:16, 15 April 2007 (UTC).

Thanks! I put that reference into the article. --Jdlh | Talk 06:36, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Bellingham Alphabatization[edit]

I alphabatized by the name currently displayed. Seeing as the names are not Lastname, Firstname, listing by lastname would only make them visually disorganized. If you go ahead and change the name formatting, I'd be happy to re-alphabatize. I didn't want to change anything on the page, just organize the existing format in some fashion. --Notmyhandle 00:45, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Commons:Move toward Commons 2.0 ![edit]

I (Yug) leaved Wikipedia. The project -probably too pionner for the moment- didn't raised support. The ideas was to change commons into a big Wikipedia:Graphic Lab and fr:Wikipedia Atelier photographique, where people upload -yes- but also EDIT images, and help each other to improve theirs graphic skills. In editing images, or with photographic tips. Sorry for my english : I'm french.

The idea seems died (for now) since I leaved wikipedia. Bye Yug 08:19, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


Wikimedia Vancouver Meetup

Please come to an informal gathering of Vancouver Wikipedians, Monday, May 5 at 6:30 pm. It will be at Benny's Bagels, 2505 West Broadway. We'd love to see you there, and please invite others! Watch the Vancouver Meetup page for details.

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Pitching moment[edit]

Hi Jdlh. On 29 August you edited Pitching moment to restore a web link to Ray Preston's book, including the "Retrieved date" of July 2008. The reason the link had been disconnected appeared to me to be because the web link no longer works - the web site can no longer be downloaded. After your recent edit I still can't download the web site.

If you can get access to the web site please amend the article to correctly show the URL that works for you. If you can't get access you should probably revert your recent edit. Happy editing. Dolphin51 (talk) 06:35, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Vancouver Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Meetup[edit]

Invitation to Vancouver meetup[edit]


Wikipedian British Columbians are planning a meetup at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, on Sunday, October 16th, as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events. If you wish to attend, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Vancouver and add your signature to the list.

Thank you! InverseHypercube 03:04, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

While reading Talk:Malmedy massacre I was struck by your constructive tone, so I clicked through a bit. Read your notes and some of the links regarding "We stand by you". It brightened my evening a bit, so, thank you! Gijs Kruitbosch (talk) 22:06, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

You are welcome! I appreciate your taking the time to write. --Jdlh | Talk 22:28, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to Vancouver meetup[edit]


You are invited to an edit-a-thon at the Prophouse Café on Sunday March 25, as part of Women's History Month events all over the world. If you wish to attend, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Vancouver WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon and add your signature to the list.

Thank you! InverseHypercube (talk) 09:39, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Peter Tiboris article[edit]

[This is a continuation of a conversation which began at User talk:Dzeidman#Do_you_perhaps_have_a_conflict_of_interest?, regarding the Peter Tiboris article.]

Dear Jdlh, With all due respect, I am surprised that a year and a half after the Peter Tiboris article was accepted by Wikipedia you are questioning whether or not there was a conflict of interest in my creating the article. For more than a year prior to the article's acceptance, I received helpful guidance from other Wikipedia editors and tailored the document to meet all of Wikipedia's standards. I was a MidAmerica employee but created the article from scratch as I was told to do by Wikipedia editors. As for the photo, a letter was received from the photographer granting permission for its use and it was passed along to Wikipedia with a Wikipedia form and submitted prior to acceptance of the article. I had no idea that there was a problem with the photograph. I thought, erroneously, perhaps, that once an article was accepted, it had met the stringent criteria set by Wikipedia. As a side note, MidAmerica Productions has laid off all of its staff and is functioning now with a few part-time freelance employees. Dzeidman Dzeidman (talk) 17:36, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Dzeidman. Thank you for replying so quickly! I'm glad to be able to discuss this article and your situation with you. Let me take a few parts from your reply, in turn. If it's easier for you, I'm glad to continue the discussion here. --Jdlh | Talk 03:32, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
"I am surprised that a year and a half after the Peter Tiboris article was accepted by Wikipedia you are questioning..." Ah, welcome to Wikipedia. This is not a magazine, where articles are perfected, published, and never touched again. In principle every article is gradually getting improved, month by month, decade by decade. Weak parts are getting strengthened, stale facts are being refreshed with new developments. And Wikipedia is not a monolithic entity, that makes a decision once and is done. It is a set of principles and polices, and a swarm of editors (including yourself) that are making good faith interpretations of those principles and policies on the flawed and in-progress sets of articles currently in the encyclopedia. I don't know any of the people you worked with in developing the article. As I interpret the record, the big obstacle in getting the article approved for creation was your providing evidence for the subject's notability, and citing that from reliable sources. I see someone else did raise the issue of Conflict of Interest back in 2011. It's not just you, articles I created also get changed and improved all the time. --Jdlh | Talk 03:32, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
"I was a MidAmerica employee..." OK, then you did have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest at the time you wrote the article. I'll note that on the Talk page. It would have been great for you to have absorbed the Wikipedia:Plain and simple conflict of interest guide at the time. You might still want to read it now, because I hope you will be contributing to Wikipedia on other topics. And, it sounds like you are no longer a MidAmerica employee, so perhaps you no longer have conflict of interest regarding Mr. Tiboris. You are well positioned to improve the Wikipedia:Neutral Point of View of the article. --Jdlh | Talk 03:32, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
"...but created the article from scratch as I was told to do by Wikipedia editors..." Yes, I see that you did some rewriting from scratch. However, that was in response to the copyright violation of using the bio text from the article subject's own website, right? I didn't see comments about your conflict of interest in that discussion. Two separate issues. --Jdlh | Talk 03:32, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
"...MidAmerica Productions has laid off all of its staff and is functioning now with a few part-time freelance employees." Interesting! This fact would make a good addition to the MidAmerica Productions section of the article. Can you cite any Wikipedia:Reliable Source that documents this event? If so, post it in the article's Talk page, and I'd be happy to help you word it in a neutral way for the main article. --Jdlh | Talk 03:32, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Dear Mr. DeLaHunt,

It is so nice to know that I am working with an editor who really knows about music! Did you know that at the same time you were singing in the chorus at Opera San Jose, Dr. Tiboris' wife, Eilana Lappalainen, was singing leading roles there? In fact, she was a founding member of the company.

I don't know the point of this discussion we are having. I would assume that it is so that I can improve the article that was previously approved and published on Wikipedia for a year and a half. Please let me know what needs to be done. I will be happy to fix the article.

And to comment on a point you made yesterday when you first contacted me, I will be happy to work on Wikipedia articles in the future, but first I need to devote my efforts to finding a job.

Thank you for your interest in this article.

Sincerely, Dale Dzeidman (talk) 15:04, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Dale, I know of Eilana Lappalainen, but her stint at Opera San José was before my time. You ask, "I don't know the point of this discussion we are having." My primary goal was to see if you had a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest with respect to the article on Peter Tiboris. You have answered that question, thanks. I will go ahead and make improvements to the article as I get time to do so. Best of luck with your job search, and I'll see you around Wikipedia. --Jdlh | Talk 17:31, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

I really appreciate any help you can give me regarding this article. Thank you so much. Dzeidman (talk) 14:27, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Jdlh - Just this morning I became interested in Peter Tiboris through a mention of MidAmerica Productions in the article on Washington Adventist University. That article has a lot of semi-questionable material about its student music groups. I'm a pretty prolific and (I hope) skilled editor, and would be interested in collaborating on anything about Tiboris, MidAmerica, or Washington Adventist. I also have an interest in ships. Lou Sander (talk) 14:52, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Great! Let's locate the collaboration at the Tiboris article's Talk page. JimDeLaHunt (talk) 19:24, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good! Lou Sander (talk) 23:25, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Jdlh. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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