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John F. Lewis

Welcome![edit]

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Welcome to Wikipedia, John F. Lewis! Thank you for your contributions. I am TheSpecialUser and I have been editing Wikipedia for some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Thanks for your welcome TheSpecialUser. So far I am enjoying my Wikipedia experience. John F. Lewis (talk) 01:20, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
If you need any kind of help, just ping me on my talk page :) Best, TheSpecialUser TSU 01:23, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Will do :) John F. Lewis (talk) 01:24, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

In response to your feedback[edit]

I forgot to add in the word 'Because' at the beginning.

John F. Lewis (talk) 22:17, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

 

Recently reviewed content for Armand DiMele[edit]

I have been trying to no avail to get a friend into Wikipedia. He has been on the radio for 30 years, he is the subject of a fictional novel (that he did not write) and he played a significant part in an emmy nominated documentary, so he's notable. Based on Wikipedia's recommendations I thought my references were solid, but apparently not.

I reference the radio station he is on, plus several write-ups about his show from the NY Times and WSJ. The movie is referenced in IMDB, and I don't know of a more credible source for movie references. The movie is also has a wikipedia entry, where all but two of the cast members have Wikipedia entries [1].

I have been reading documentation on Wikipedia referencing and making changes to the entry, but it seems that I am missing something. Could you please tell me which of the references is not sufficient? Can you recommend more credible source for a movie references? Is a link to the radio show details on the radio station's website not sufficient to prove that he's on the air?

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Bootzero (talk) 01:40, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

I have re-reviewed the article and I decided I will let it pass to creation. I marked it as a stub so editors won't delete it for a lack of possible information. Please clean the page up as it does contain some comments by you etc. that are not required. John F. Lewis (talk) 02:21, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your help. I will review and clean the article as appropriate.

Bootzero (talk) 02:23, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

I'll check the article in the next 12 hours. If you add more information I may remove the stub status and replace it with the next class status. John F. Lewis (talk) 02:26, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

The subject of the article has found a book of articles from varous publications, which is being mailed to me. It will take a few days to receive and locate online copies of the articles. Can I ping you back once I have sorted everything out? Also, Wikipedia must have a policy for article content that cannot be sourced on the Internet. What is this called, so I can research the rules? Bootzero (talk) 13:42, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

That would be fine. Also, just as long as you provide cite sources that provide relevant information to the article, it should hold up again the Cite policy. John F. Lewis (talk) 13:45, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

There are few points that I'd like to share with you in personal, perhaps can you please provide an email id by changing setting in your preferences or mail me a "hi message" here: thespecialuseronwikipedia@gmail.com Best, TheSpecialUser TSU 15:49, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Contacted John F. Lewis (talk) 15:57, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Replied :) TheSpecialUser TSU 16:11, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Replied again with a response and my future hopes :) John F. Lewis (talk) 16:17, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Same and with hope that your desire comes true. TheSpecialUser TSU 16:23, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
I'll be full focused on my desire and I replied again. You can reply to that or not, its up to you. John F. Lewis (talk) 16:26, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

James Magnussen[edit]

Hi John. F. Lewis, sorry I didn't know how else to contact you. My friend made some inappropriate changes to the James Magnussen page following the 100M Mens Olympic Final. James Magnussen is an incredible swimmer and all Australian's should be proud of this young man, he is truly an inspiration. My apologises for my friends attempt at humour again, it was not at all funny. I hope (know) you can quickly restore the page to showcase Mr. Magnussen great achievements.


ZJLB— Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.173.213.69 (talk) 20:11, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

I restored all of the edits due to the vandal view. Also PLEASE mark all of your posts with four tildes (~) John F. Lewis (talk) 20:15, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Unreal Media Server[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Unreal_Media_Server

Hello, the problem is lack of reliable sources, right?

OK, we don't have major INDEPENDENT OF SUBJECT magazines that have articles about this software. Why would they publish such an article? If you look through the "Industry Reviews and Adoption" section, you find several industry-related magazines that reviewed our product. This proves you such a product exists in this industry, and reading the articles in these magazines you can verify the information I provided for Wikipedia article.

This is just a proprietary software product, and yes it does have coverage in magazines related to streaming media software.

Now you can say - this is still not notable enough to be included in Wikipedia. OK, might be. But Wikipedia has articles discussing such proprietary software products, that's the thing. Take a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_streaming_media_systems

All products mentioned there are individual products that have more or less the same coverage in public sources as ours has. Our product has to be in this article, that's for sure! But it can't because you refuse to approve an article.

We just want to be in the Wikipedia articles that discuss these areas, such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_streaming_media_systems Please suggest how this can be acheived.

I just took a look at three random articles on that Media systems. Showing they resemble the same amount references, I will accept it and class it as a stub and lack of sources but I will accept it now John F. Lewis (talk) 00:31, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
P.S Please sign your posts with four tildes (~)
Done. John F. Lewis (talk) 00:36, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Finally Justice! I really thank you and we will try to add references as we have them. 71.236.5.233 (talk) 13:58, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

My apologies I couldn't answer you myself when you posted a query on my talk page. Feel free to ask me for any further assistance. Even if my response is a bit delayed, I'll surely ensure any message is replied to :) Best. Wifione Message 01:12, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Its alright.John F. Lewis (talk) 01:15, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

declined journal page due to lack of notability[edit]

Dear John F. Lewis, Thank you for reviewing the page I created on the journal Contributions to the History of Concepts. I am editor of a journal that is struggling to survive in the academic arena of social-sciences and humanities publication industry. It is, however, growing in numbers of submissions and readers and has a very international audience. I created a page for the journal, constructed it along the lines of parallel historical journals, consulted the guidelines on journal notability and included all relevant information, but you still declined it for lack of notability on August 1st. I added a request for the Wikipedia editor to guide me further in case this was not enough, but the only explanation I could find was a comment by Smcg8374 from July 26:

Comment: Is this journal included in a major indexing service? See WP:NJournals for tips on establishing notability. I searched Web of Knowledge for an Impact Factor with no results. 

As you can see in the the talk page on notability of academic journals the use of ISI impact factor as criterion for notability in wikipedia is very questionable. To sum the problem from the point of view of Wikipedia, it will result in having the Wikipedia category of historical journals skewed in favor of US centered general and powerful journals. In other words, it will contradict all that is good in wikipedia and its policies. I will update whatever indices list us, and our journal will continue to be specialized and International, so ISI and its impact factor is not among our goals. We will be grateful if would reconsider your decline. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinai r (talkcontribs) 15:36, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

I will put the submission on hold and when I get back from my holidays, I will review it and check notability factors fully and I will the re consider my decline. John F. Lewis (talk) 17:34, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

S: Thanks! enjoy your holidays! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinai r (talkcontribs) 14:59, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Emerging Markets Forum rejection[edit]

Hi John,

Thank you for taking the time to review http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Emerging_Markets_Forum. I noticed you decided to decline the article, and I am rather confused as to why. As you can see from previous commentary, major improvements were made. The last editor, Stella, informed me she ran out of time checking references and that is why it was not accepted. After that I went to the live-help area and made a few additional changes, and was told it should be OK to submit. Lastly, if you check the articles below, you can see that similar organizations have wikipedia pages, and there are far more sources on my article than those below.

Other companies have listed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabin_Vaccine_Institute http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vital_Voices

If possible, can you please reconsider your rejection? Thank you for your help.

Best, Dana

Dsleeper (talk) 15:27, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Done John F. Lewis (talk) 16:14, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of PhpFox[edit]

A tag has been placed on PhpFox, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Business for more information.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. AllyD (talk) 19:40, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

  • I had answered yuor query on the deleted article Talk page: The article uses the we-voice: see the Development cycle and Models2Buy/YouNet sections. The Trusted developers section is full of promotional speech, for example "You will feel comfortable working with them knowing their cost is affordable" and many more. AllyD (talk) 20:00, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For creating Template:AfC_Defcon. This was the only thing which was lacking in AFC. Thanks for it as well as your contributions to the project. Keep it up! TheSpecialUser TSU 07:34, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! John F. Lewis (talk) 18:04, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Galleria[edit]

Thanks for your help on Galleria, John. Still learning. Ron — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ronwhittington (talkcontribs) 19:44, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Its alright, I bet you just thought you need to keep that template there. As long as it doesnt happen again, there is no need for action. Also remember to use four tildes when commenting, I have so many edits on my page by SineBot, it does get annoying now. John F. Lewis (talk) 19:48, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

RFO BASIC[edit]

The article I wrote was nominated for speedy deletion. Despite having been re-edited specifically to address the issues raised (at considerable time and effort expenditure), it was again deleted with the comment that I had simply reposted the article without making any changes. Untrue, and unfair. I worked hard and diligently to ensure that the re-edited article would satisfy wikipedia standards. When I re-posted the article I requested help and, despite being assured that help would quickly arrive, none ever came. I tried to engage on line chat and was unable to get past the captcha stage, despite several attempts at interpreting both the visual and aural presentations. My experience in creating my first wikipedia submission has been a horrendous and utterly frustrating experience, and I am unlikely to participate in this ridiculously complex and entirely unrewarding process ever again. Sincerely, Charles Worton Charlieworton (talk) 09:52, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

You article was tagged using a AfC maintenance tag. I came across it while dealing with out of name space AfC. I saw your article was in the wrong place so I moved it into the AfC namespace. It is still there. Go and take a look at the AfC for it. John F. Lewis (talk) 11:04, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

John, I don't know what an AfC maintenance tag is. I don't know what the phrase "dealing with out of name space AfC" means, or implies. I don't know what AfC stands for, if indeed it stands for anything. And, given that I don't know what AfC is, what it does, or where it resides, my chances of being able to find it are between slim and none. And even if I did find it, what would I do then? Repost it as an article, only to have it 'speedily deleted' by people who clearly haven't read it? No. To continue along this path is clearly a waste of everyone's time.

If you want anything further done with this article, please explain what AfC stands for, post a link whereby I can access it, and state clearly and plainly - while taking great pains to avoid wikipedian jargon - exactly what changes need to be made. I'll do my best to make them. Sincerely, Charles WortonCharlieworton (talk) 02:58, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

AfC stands for Articles for Creation. It can be located at WT:AFC. The only issue I had was your edits seemed to add a maintenance tag from AfC which tagged it for review despite already being reviewed. If you do have any questions about AfC please refer them to the help desk at WP:AFCHD. Thanks. John F. Lewis (talk) 10:23, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

John, thank you for your input. I went to the link you provided, and did not find my article. I went to various locations associated with the link you provided, and did not find my article. I left a message requesting assistance, and did not receive a response. This is so very typical of my experience with Wikipedia. Whenever I try to deal with the labyrinth of confusing and misleading information, liberally salted with technical jargon that makes no sense to the newcomer, I find myself overwhelmed. My blood pressure climbs 50 points... and none of this is worth it. Not to me. My best response is to completely avoid wikipedia, and allow you to follow whatever path you desire. I shall not participate. There are better ways for me to spend my time. Thanks for the help you did attempt to provide. Regards, Charlie Worton Charlieworton (talk) 18:29, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

I responded to your query. John F. Lewis (talk) 18:38, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Article title Samriddhi[edit]

Hi, Thanks for accepting my article. There is a small glitch though. I need to get the title of the article changed. It is showing as "Articles for creation/Samriddhi" whereas it should only be Samriddhi. The article is located at Samriddhi

Thanks cooljais (talk)

It is showing as that because it is in the AfC Namespace. Plus I haven't accepted any articles since the 19th. Today I was doing cleaning. Could be possible I might have cleaned your submission up and it seems like it was accepted. Re submit it for Review. John F. Lewis (talk) 20:20, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Resubmitted. I hope i did it correctly. Thanks for prompt reply. Cooljais (talk) 22:02, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
You have submitted it correctly. I will leave it and allow another Editor for review.
exclamation mark-: Make sure you submit AfC Submission at the AfC Namespace. I have moved your submission twice (I made a mistake on the first one).
John F. Lewis (talk) 22:30, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

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Minetest[edit]

This page was only added today, and I apologize on the behalf of Vanessa. We are in the process of adding citations, and should be in a ready state in a week or so. Thank you for your time.

Only use TB when there is a comment/reply. Now going onto the topic, I will watch the page until the point of where I or another editor says that is enough. I recommend you submit Minetest to AfC (Articles for Creation) using the wizard located at WP:WIZ and work on it there and then submit it for review or put it in a sandbox until it is ready. Article should be notable when they are on Wikipedia. An editor (Like in most cases) probably will come along in a day or two, tag it for speedy deletion or take it to AfD. So I recommend you use AfC to avoid this. Thanks John F. Lewis (talk) 23:22, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

AFD closes[edit]

Hi,

I noticed that you closed some AFDs recently. Please remember to add the "old AFD multi" template to the talk page of an article after closing an AFD as "keep" (see WP:AFD/AI if you need more information). Also, if you could please use edit summaries when closing AFDs, it would be very helpful. You closed one AFD that I was watching, but I had no idea the AFD had closed at first since you didn't use edit summaries when closing it. Thanks. Calathan (talk) 03:22, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi John and thanks for taking part in AFD! We have an amazing script who helps us close AFDs, remove the template from article and add old-afd within a single click. It also helps in re-listing debates just with a click. The script is located here: User:Mr.Z-man/closeAFD. And if you wan't to do it manually, do not forget to add {{nac}} after your sign. Cheers! TheSpecialUser TSU 05:48, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Alright thanks TSU and for that, I must have gotten a bit confused Calathan. Won't happen again. John F. Lewis (talk) 13:37, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Hi. I came to the same conclusion as you over Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Valley coal mine, but after a few NAC comments I'm being rather cautious around AfD closures for the moment while there's not much of a backlog. Anyway, keep it up! -- Trevj (talk) 15:02, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

I noticed that you redirected Gynemimetophilia to Attraction to transgender people as a result of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gynemimetophilia. Firstly, if you are going to perform a non-admin closure like this, you need to actually close the discussion. You left this one open, which meant that people could still have commented, even though a decision had been made. Secondly, this really isn't a great candidate for non-admin closures. Generally, non-admins should only close an AfD discussion if there is unanimous support to keep, merge, or redirect the article; in this case, there was quite a significant discussion which requires an interpretation of consensus. Non-admin closures should always be non-controversial; this does not fall into that category. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 15:36, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Ok, it seems that you closed the discussion while I was reading it. Still, this was not really one you should have been closing. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 15:38, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, Ill try to avoid these types of case in the future then. John F. Lewis (talk) 15:50, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, that'd be good. Before I was an admin, I would only ever close discussions where everyone agreed on the outcome - that might be a good practice to get into. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 15:58, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. John F. Lewis (talk) 16:02, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2012[edit]

Category:AfC Defcon[edit]

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Talk:Software release life cycle[edit]

Hi.

It is nice to see a developer in Wikipedia. I don't know how much is your experience in Wikipedia but I thought I'd give you a tip that saved me once. In Talk:Software release life cycle, you said "it is not notable enough to be used". But when you speak with a veteran editor, it is in your best interest to avoid this sentence, because it is technically wrong. Instead, consider saying "it does not have due weight". In Wikipedia, notability is often taken to mean Wikipedia:Notability, a measure of eligibility of an article's subject for presence on Wikipedia. Due weight however is what you were looking for.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 19:18, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Ah, Sorry. I'll use Due weight in future then. Thanks! John F. Lewis (talk) 19:19, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of PhpFox[edit]

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Mail[edit]

Replied :) TheSpecialUser TSU 01:27, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Again. TheSpecialUser TSU 14:11, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
Re. TheSpecialUser TSU 14:17, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Minetest[edit]

It has been suggested that I ask you exactly how you came across the Minetest article in the first place. So, how did it come to your attention? Vanessaezekowitz (talk) 01:26, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I see no reason why you really need to know, but I came across it at a place called Recent Changes. John F. Lewis (talk) 01:29, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
No one asked me personally, but I came across the AFD for the article because I'm alerted through my watchlist whenever a video game related deletion discussion is started. Sergecross73 msg me 17:49, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

GA Request[edit]

Hi, first I would like to say thank-you for reviewing the Bolliger & Mabillard article! Secondly, I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing the Floorless Coaster article that is currently a GAN. If you don't want to, thats ok.--Dom497 (talk) 20:36, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Floorless Coaster GA Review[edit]

Hi again, thanks for reviewing the article! In response to your comments in the review:

"Also move the Quote in 'Design' to the bottom and expand on the quote." In the Wing Coaster article, the quote is in the same place. Also, the quote can't really be expanded much more other then what is said in the last sentence of the design section, "Aside, from the station, a Floorless Coaster has several inversions[3] similar to B&M's Sitting Coaster's.[7]"

"In addition could anything regarding Safety and Mechanics be moved into their own independent section?" The restraints, moving floor, etc are all part of the design of the the ride. That's why that info is under the design section.

"Captions to the images are not that good." Fixed that.

Oh, and also, you could of just put the article on hold rather then just failing it. ;) --Dom497 (talk) 18:54, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

1. Just move the Quote to the bottom, It'll be fine.
2. Fair enough.
3. Good.
Don't resubmit, Ill pass it since you address my concerns :) John F. Lewis (talk) 19:05, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
I see you beat me to moving the quote! Aha, just joking. Thanks again!--Dom497 (talk) 19:59, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2012[edit]

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Mail[edit]

Delayed but replied :) TheSpecialUser TSU 14:56, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 September 2012[edit]

Speedy deletion nomination of PhpFox[edit]

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A tag has been placed on PhpFox, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G4 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be a repost of material that was previously deleted following a deletion debate, such as at articles for deletion. Under the specified criteria, where an article has substantially identical content to that of an article deleted after debate, and any changes in the content do not address the reasons for which the material was previously deleted, it may be deleted at any time.

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It was close enough to the deleted version that I believed it to qualify as a repost. Additionally, it could have been deleted under criterion G12 (copyvio), because it had substantial chunks of content from the original deleted version. Others contributed enough to the original that you weren't the sole copyright holder, so you may not reuse content from it without attribution. Nyttend (talk) 13:29, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I did not actually copy it from the old version, nor did any content added actually go directly into the article. It could be possible for it to be similar but it was not done directly hence fain my opinion it can not actually class as a copyvio. John F. Lewis (talk) 13:36, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
If the content "in the article" is "direct copy from a website (not Wikipedia)" who has copyrights, then it is eligible G12 otherwise in no ways it can be deleted under a "copyvio" if it is a copy from another Wikipedia page. TheSpecialUser TSU 14:19, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

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Page Curation newsletter[edit]

Hey John F. Lewis. I'm dropping you a note because you used to (or still do!) patrol new pages. This is just to let you know that we've deployed and developed Page Curation, which augments and supersedes Special:NewPages - there are a lot of interesting new features :). There's some help documentation here if you want to familiarise yourself with the system and start using it. If you find any bugs or have requests for new features, let us know here. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 12:40, 24 September 2012 (UTC)