User talk:JoannaSerah/Archive 1

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State Legislative Leadership and Membership Templates

I created 2 sets of templates: {{Chamber officers box}} and {{Chamber members box}}. Posted comments about new chamber leadership/membership templates at this talk page. -- JoannaSerah (talk) 18:05, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Placeholder images

Was not aware that photo placeholder images were not needed. I corrected adding this on several articles I added them to after reading more about it. JoannaSerah (talk) 03:25, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject South Carolina

I just wanted to check and see if I answered all your questions about the questions you left on the WikiProject South Carolina talk page. --Kumioko (talk) 17:57, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Great thanks for the reply. Ill give it a little more time to see if there are any more comments and probably next week Ill do it if knowone opposes it between now and then. --Kumioko (talk) 20:05, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

wikipedia project for school

Hello JoannaSerah, I have noticed that you have done a fair amount of work on wikipedia and recently on the ashville page. I am required for class to do a wikipedia page and I was wondering if you had any tips on where you found most of your research? Thanks, Krondorx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krondorx (talkcontribs) 22:15, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

For Asheville and other places in Western North Carolina, I search the local newspapers often: The Asheville Citizen-Times and the Watauga Democrat. You could use the County of Buncombe's website or the City of Asheville's website for some things, but I have found that they don't have a ton of info for use in the encyclopedia here. Just depends on what you are needing to know. Google searches actually bring up a lot of info, you just need to weed out what is not a reliable source. If you are in NC, you might check if your local library or school can help you use NC Live. Most all of what you find there will be a reliable source, but not all of it will be freely/easily accessible online to people outside of using NC Live. If you are wanting to use it on Wikipedia. You may not be able to link directly to the source here on Wikipedia, but you might still be able to quote it here. You could find the info/source you need on NC Live and then try to search for that on Google or something. Hope that helps -- JoannaSerah (talk) 22:49, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Just saw that you are at Clemson. So you probably don't use NC Live. Anyway, your Univ. Library should have access somehow to EBSCOhost to search for articles, but really for Wikipedia, good Google searching can do pretty well. -- JoannaSerah (talk) 22:58, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

English Assignment

Hi JoannaSerah, I'm a student at Clemson University doing editing the Kingstree, SC wikipedia pg for my English class. I noticed you edit Wikipedia a good bit and that you work with North and South Carolina. I was wondering if you could look at my recent edits and give me any pointers? Thanks, FunkeyMonkey021993 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Funkymonkey021993 (talkcontribs) 19:32, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

The edits, generally, look alright to me. Just watch your spelling, grammar, etc. and your citations. You have cited them correctly, it appears (I did fix some spelling and dates were reversed), but the citations all come from a few sources it seems like and that source is older. Can that be found online anywhere? If not, that's really ok. There's lots of citations on Wikipedia that are offline.
One thing to consider, though: Is the addition of historic sites in the article really needed or notable enough? I think it may very well be, but since one of your sources really seems to be a tour guide-type article, some other editor may come along and delete it for non-notability. To ensure inclusion, you might need to come up with some other articles/books that show why the sites should be included. Unless Kinston, SC, is really notable for its historic sites, adding too much detail in that section might not be warranted. Plus, there is already an article for Kingstree Historic District. Those might be better suited for that page with a {{main}} or {{seealso}} placed in this article instead of linked at the See also section at the bottom.
The article itself needs more info on local government, local education, any other notable events/things and it needs some citations for the Notable people list. Even if the article something links to has a citation there, the citation needs to be in this article as well. Check out WP:CITE, WP:LAYOUT and WP:TOOLS. Hope that helps some. -- JoannaSerah (talk) 01:54, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
One thing I just noticed is that you named a citation (used name="The Kingstree News"), but then put in the full citation at the other instances where you needed to use them. You do not need to do that. Once you name a reference, you only have to recall that name: if you put in <ref name="The Kingstree News">{{cite| etc. }}</ref>, the next time you need to use the reference, you only have to put in <ref name="The Kingstree News" />. That way you don't have to type out or copy-paste the whole citation again. Saves a little time. -- JoannaSerah (talk) 02:17, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Burr Correction

Happy holidays. I don't mind the undo about the images of Richard and Aaron. I knew it was borderline on what I consider Wikipedia editorial license, but it was non-controversial in substance, and accurate. And perhaps I was checking as well to see who might be awake. ;) You are incorrect though I think about your cited rule. You faulted me for WP:ORIG (and for the indecipherable and much-abused "notability" thing) but you could have more accurately got me for WP:SYN and perhaps WP:NPOV. For WP:NPOV though, I think you'd have to take the position that the two can not neutrally be considered to resemble each other. Anyhow, thanks and of course no hard feelings. DanielM (talk) 18:41, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Wasn't really going to respond at first, but after thinking about it for a little while, I felt I should. You are right about notability being abused, but that doesn't mean we toss it out as a guideline. For many articles, it is not used enough. There is way too much non-notable items in WP. But, you know, it's just the nature of a user-edited site.
You might have something there with WP:SYN on the Richard Burr article. But, just linking two photos, though, doesn't really seem to measure up. If you had two articles that mention some resemblences somehow, maybe, but just two pictures calls on the reader to determine for themselves if they think there is a resemblence. It is really an opinion. And I wouldn't necessarily have to take a contrary opinion for it to be a POV statement. I could, in fact, agree with you, but that doesn't mean we should just put whatever we want on his page and wait for someone to come along and challenge it. That's backwards. I know WP might allow uncontroversial info in, but really, it prefers to have that info cited properly. Especially since he is a living person and would fall under WP:BLP. Burr's article (and a lot others) need a lot of work and have uncited info on them already, probably, but I just saw this and thought it wasn't really needed in his encyclopedia article. Thank you. -- JoannaSerah (talk) 17:59, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States

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--Kumioko (talk) 03:10, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Option C

Hey Joanna. Thanks for the reply - Option C has been mentioned elsewhere, so it could be the good compromise option. I'll wait to hear what other people might say doktorb wordsdeeds 17:34, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

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Hoax articles

I have come across several related articles that appear to be complete hoaxes. Unfortunately, some people have been using some of them to put bad info on true articles. I'm not sure the motivations. It appears to center around Jews and Winemaking. Whatever they are hung up about, I don't care. They need to stop. Several of them have no citations or only one citation where it would be more difficult to try to track down. Some have (or used to have) images that are tagged as hoaxes or have been deleted as hoax/vandalism. I plan to track down the hoax articles first, then try to figure out who all has been perpetrating this vandalism. Think that might be hard, really since it seems like there is either a group of them, or just sock puppets. Anyway, here is the list of those related articles I think are pure hoaxes. There may be more related to them as well. I just only have so much time to work on it, though. (List was getting long and another user already had better list. See next sentence.)

I have found another Wiki User that has discovered this ruse. He calls it the Cohen Cruse Ruse. Thank you -- JoannaSerah (talk) 06:59, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi! Very glad you found my page on the Cohen Cruse Ruse. I actually was going to reach out to you in particular when I was ready to start trying to get these things deleted (which I very nearly was) as I saw your good work on several of the hoaxes. And please do feel free to add to that page if you find anything new, or clarify anything I've missed or misunderstood. I am super busy these next couple days, but ping me if you want me to weigh in on anything. I am also going to reach out to a couple other users whose help I think might be useful here. Vivisel (talk) 08:56, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh and FYI I am pretty certain the Henriques family & Basil Henriques are both real. Though that doesn't rule out the possibility of them having been contaminated with bad info. This whole thing is just kind of fascinating. Feels like the wikipedia version of a Dan Brown novel! Vivisel (talk) 09:15, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi. You have done a good job on these. I would like to help - see my note at User talk:Vivisel#Cohen Cruse Ruse. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:25, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't say I enjoy sniffing these out as you state on the other page. lol. It's annoying as heck, especially when other users (usually IPs) use those false articles to edit real articles. Anyway...Thank you for your help. They don't seem to be editing those as much the last few days, but that's the way they will do. They'll go a week or so and then start making all these changes. Maybe they've moved on to other spoofs. I've been working on other articles lately as well, so my attention is not really on those currently, but definitely think some of the articles need to be deleted or purged of bad content. -- JoannaSerah (talk) 01:34, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
I have made a start - see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Baron Cruse-Cohen. Also, I have asked at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject North Carolina#Possible Charlotte hoax article if they have anyone in Charlotte who could check out the Sephardic Temple Adat David. JohnCD (talk) 20:49, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Wanted to thank you for the help at Steampunk, and I encountered this thread. I posted this over at User:Vivisel/cohen cruse ruse and Vivisel's talk page:

Your discovery is disturbing and fascinating. I'd like to say something, as a Sefardic Jew and concerned editor. This association with wine, North Carolina (and surrounding area), obsession with Jewish heritage that is fake - it all reminds me of someone I know to be active on the web.

Having read User:Vivisel/cohen cruse ruse I will say no more about it, it cannot be investigated, let alone proved. But I think I know who's doing this. I regret I cannot be part of the general team, but I will certainly monitor some Jewish-related pages for anything like this.

Please visit my talk page if you wish to keep me posted or want anything. Djathinkimacowboy 00:21, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the help

I just noticed you were converting some of the WikiProject templates and wanted to say thanks for the help. Hope you have a happy holidays. --Kumioko (talk) 03:27, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. I see your bot working and I figured it'd get around to them eventually, but while I have some free time, I'm going to chip away at some of the over-7,000 old WPNC tags and combine some of the other states that I know of that need to be corrected too. Hopefully, next project is trying to get more interest in the NC Portal and WikiProject. Take Care. -- JoannaSerah (talk) 03:33, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan. Once I'm done with the banner replacements I'm gonna start tagging some additional ones and start working on other things too. Let me know if theres any way I can help you. --Kumioko (talk) 03:47, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Incapsula page

Hi JoannaSerah, I am Marc Gaffan, Incapsula's co-founder. I saw your comment on our page and left you a message on my talk page. As I see you haven't responded yet, I thaough about leaving you a message on your talk page. Can you please review the comment I left and reply? Thank you very much Marc — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mgaffan (talkcontribs) 11:27, 25 December 2011 (UTC)