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Michigan source

Good call on that source, it was just the first I found, so I threw it out there; probably should have spent more time searching. hehe. What do you think of this one [1]? Appears to be an official publication from MSU. Would you consider it reliable? DP76764 (Talk) 21:29, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Hmm, good point. I threw that one and another that seemed reasonably more reliable onto the talk page. Gonna wait and see what happens with those. Cheers! DP76764 (Talk) 21:42, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Sears Tower

Thanks for clearing that up. I didn't know about the mechanical floors. Maybe that warrants a mentioning in the article? In Petronas Twin Towers the number of Sears Tower floors is still given as 110. And there might be more articles that need fixing. --Dschwen 16:43, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics GA

Thanks for being one of the many people who contributed to this article on its way to WP:GA status.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 17:12, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


Chicago gang numbers for 1920s

The citation left by the Chicago article editor seems to be a good one. Go to the web cite ( http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/225308/gang )and look under the "History" section. The quote is - "and Chicago, which had in excess of 1,000 gangs in the 1920s." Thanks for keeping an eye on bad or no citations. Pknkly (talk) 17:53, 1 June 2009 (UTC)


12 O'Clock High

Hi Kevin, not disagreeing that your reversion is justified. I simply was pointing out that the section on training is probably one that can be developed as the film itself is used in many leadership and management training programs, even at a London university. The actual mention of a professor's name may have been a case of spamming anyway. My contention was that the entry was tagged and typically, a tag is sufficient for the time being, in order to allow the original submitter to provide verification (in this case, justification) for the entry. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:31, 22 June 2009 (UTC).

GA reassessment of John Clough Holmes

Hey. I started a GA reassessment of Holmes to see if it still met the criteria. For the most part it does, however there are a couple issues that need fixing. They're listed at Talk:John Clough Holmes/GA1 and hopefully will be addressed soon. Wizardman 00:05, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Chicago Tribune Bulding

While visiting Chicago, I happened to go to the tower and a security guard told us the history of the building. The guard told us about the money map that was behind him and since it was around the release of The Dark Knight, he mentioned that they filmed the batcave scenes down in the basement of the building. The batcave in the movie is actually a bunker underground very believable to be a basement. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Spinerod (talkcontribs) 00:56, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Aldrin & Sibrel

True enough, seeing the actual footage made me too brash. It turns out that both my recall and the BBC article managed to be wrong. The corrected version is now up.

While we're at it, you might get a kick out of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUI36tPKDg4 http://members.shaw.ca/rlongpre01/moon_tiny.jpg --Kizor 17:06, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:Top-importance Chicago articles

For the rest of this month we are looking for more candidates to be promoted to Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. We are hoping to bring the list of category members to a total of 50. Either you have participated in past votes and discussions or you have recently signed up to be a part of WP:CHICAGO. In either case, please come visit Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment where we are determining who to add to the September 1st ballot. Some candidate debates have lingered, but there are many new ones from the project's top 50 according to the Wikipedia:Release Version 0.7. Help us determine which pages to add to the ballot.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 04:05, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO voting for Top-importance Chicago articles

Feel free to come vote at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates for our next Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. Voting continues until September 10 and nominations/discussions are ongoing for future ballot candidates at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 01:52, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Oakland University

Kevin, I have read the policies. My article is not biased towards any side, it gives straight true facts that are all cited. Please read it again.

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ajx01 (talkcontribs) 05:47, 6 September 2009 (UTC)


Kevin, I love your deep passion for the article. It really moves me. I'll fix it. Ajx01 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:20, 7 September 2009 (UTC).

Campus names

Hi there. I see that you're in the process of amending large numbers of articles that use hyphens rather than dashes for campus names. A by-product of this is that some articles are being removed from categories that currently exist (e.g. Category:University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni) and being placed in categories that don't exist (e.g. Category:University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni). See Emily Hahn, for example.

I thought I'd flag this to you so that you can think about fixing it. I'd have thought that the easiest way to solve it would be to create new categories under the dash version of the name and list the hyphen versions for deletion. Before doing that, though, it would be worth ensuring that the hyphen versions don't contain any articles. — Lincolnite (talk) 10:52, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

I reverted this edit to Jeffrey Kaplan (academic) which turned his category Category:University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh faculty into a redlink. Is it appropriate to use en dashes in article names? I don't know. But if you're going to change category links please move the category pages also. --Stormie (talk) 01:10, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Next time that you do a major change like this, especially one that affects so many articles, please discuss at the relevant WikiProjects. You should have brought this up at WikiProject Wisconsin so that the local "experts" can give their opinion. My watchlist has been glowing for the past few days. I would have like to have been given a chance to do some research of my own. I'm not suggesting that you undo, just discuss first next time. I probably would argued against the move since a keyboard does not contain the endash key. I graduated from one of these schools, the one with the colors in my signature. Royalbroil 00:10, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting out the Jeffrey Kaplan (academic) edit, Kevin. I did some digging into the minutiae of article title style in the Manual of Style and it seems that the ndash is indeed correct for a title. Cheers! --Stormie (talk) 23:17, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Correct Old Town Boundaries

You had invalid boundries for the old town triangle (check http://www.oldtowntriangle.com) and Old Town which has a western boundary of Larrabee Street. the Lincoln Central Neighborhood is bounded on the west by Halsted, not Old Town. I know this, because I live in Lincoln Park! Lincoln Ave. is northwest of the Ogden right-of-way, so your boundries are invalid and everyone in Chicago and specifically the Lincoln Park Neighborhood knows the correct boundaries of Old Town and the Triangle! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.169.21.1 (talkcontribs) 13:36, 22 September 2009

Hello Kevin

Keep up the good work! Glassnote (talk) 20:36, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Question on Tequila

I am curious why you changed my addition to the Tequila section. It was to information by experts on the subject and is not "spam" as you labeled it. Please explain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gavelcaves (talkcontribs) 22:02, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

University of Wisconsin alumni category

You did an excellent job with the endash and the University of Wisconsin system. I was wondering if you have the time to create 5 more UW alumni categories for Stout, Superior, Parkside, Whitewater, and River Falls. Don't worry the categories will be filling up rapidly. Thanks-RFD (talk) 13:22, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

With all of your manual edits on adding the endash to articles, why don't you consider getting approved for WP:AWB and automate it? Royalbroil 00:11, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Child is Father to Man

This conversation has moved. If you want to continue it please go there. Thank you. Kevin Forsyth (talk) 15:42, 16 December 2009 (UTC)