User talk:Lawman4312

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Hello, Lawman4312, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! --Slgrandson (How's my egg-throwing coleslaw?) 21:35, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of O.L. Rapson for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article O.L. Rapson is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/O.L. Rapson until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Travelbird (talk) 01:50, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

A couple of tips to help you in editing articles[edit]

Thanks for all of your work on Wikipedia articles. here are a couple of tips to help you write in the Wikipedia style:

1. Linking[edit]

2. Capitalization of headings[edit]

The Wikipedia style for capitalizing headings is to use "sentence case" instead of "title case", e.g.,

Important things to know about this subject


Important Things to Know About This Subject

This may be unfamiliar to many editors who believe that or have been taught that "title case is the right way to capitalize headings". It isn't the "right way", it is one style. Wikipedia has, for better or worse, chosen to follow a different style, i.e., capitalize the heading the same way you would capitalize any sentence:

  • capitalize the first word,
  • capitalize any proper nouns (people, places, organizations), and
  • begin all other words with lower case letters.

See WP:HEAD for more information.

I hope this helps. Regards, Ground Zero | t 01:48, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Further advice[edit]

Since you asked for more advice, I would point out the advice provided in WP:SURNAME. Standard writing style is generally to use someone's first and last names the first time you mention them in the article, and then use only the last name thereafter (without "Mr." or "Mrs." or "Dr.") There are obvious exceptions to this: if two or more people in an article have the same last name, then you would want to use something to make it clear about whom you are writing -- a first name, or a title (such as "Captain") if that will make it clear. Also, if you mention John Smith in the first paragraph of a long article, it probably makes sense to use his full name again if you don't mention him again until much later in the article. You have to use discretion, but you want to make sure that you don't drag the article down by repeating the same information to the reader several times, especially in the same paragraph. Referring to someone as "his second cousin, the Rev. Jedidiah Ezekiel Abernathy III," more than once will just irritate the reader.

There are other guides that can help you improve your articles. I would suggest Wikipedia:Writing better articles and Wikipedia:The perfect article. I hope these help. Happy editing. Ground Zero | t 22:32, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


You reverted several edits on various articles' categorization that I made earlier today. I think you are misunderstanding the purpose of categories. You don't categorize articles according to what is important to the article, you categorize articles by what is important to the category. The one time existence of a hotel is not overall important to the understanding of the Wabash River, nor certainly not who ran said hotel. I left the founder alone because he started the company that founded the dam, which is important to the understanding of the river. An example of what I am trying to say would be: I am sure somewhere along its length, there is a Shell Oil gas station somewhere near the banks of the Wabash. Do you think the article on Shell Oil should be in the category, Wabash River? Please keep up your good work on Wikipedia. From your edits it appears you have an interest in Wabash County, Illinois. You may want to visit Wikipedia:WikiProject Illinois for some ideas on articles. Happy editing! Gtwfan52 (talk) 06:40, 2 July 2012 (UTC)


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Peer review: One open page per editor[edit]

Currently, the rules of WP:PR only allow editirs one open nomination at a time. This is to keep the backlog of articles waiting for review within reasonable limits. You nominated two articles on 14 July; please close one of these, until the other is clear of the process. If you do not act on this message, the second nomination will be closed within 24 hours. Thanks, Brianboulton (talk) 16:17, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Fred Zimmerman[edit]

Hi Lawman, I've completed copyediting this article as per your request at WP:GOCE. Let me know how I can be of further assistance. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:21, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Charles T. Hinde[edit]

Hi Lawman, I see you have nominated Charles T. Hinde for GA. I am not a reviewer but I see that most of the article is not referenced. Right off this bat this would mean it would not pass a GA. It may well be worth reading the GA criteria and working up the article accordingly. There are over 300 articles waiting for review, some going back to May, so my advice would be to withdraw your nomination for now until the article looks very likely to pass. I hope that is helpful. Best wishes and happy editing. Let me know if I can be of assistance. Span (talk) 23:50, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

  • I've now completed the GA review, which you can find here. Malleus Fatuorum 22:13, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

There are still a few small things to be attended to before I can list Hinde as a GA. Malleus Fatuorum 14:32, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Thomas Hinde[edit]

Hi, sorry for being so slow finishing the review for Hinde; I've been busy and my limited on-wiki time has been taken up by other things :) I'll go through and finish the review as soon as I can! Thanks for the patience. --Errant (chat!) 13:00, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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GA review[edit]

I have begun Talk:Thomas S. Hinde/GA1. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 01:55, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Another GA review[edit]

I've begun a review at Talk:Charles H. Constable/GA1, and a few points need your attention before it can be listed as a GA. I see you've recently passed a few related articles--congrats, and thanks for your work in this area. -- Khazar2 (talk) 20:08, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your efforts to improve Charles H. Constable and others to Good Article status. Keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 16:57, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

And now that you've got your first barnstar, why not start filling in your user page? Introduce yourself, stick around a while--and thanks for the contributions. =) -- Khazar2 (talk) 16:57, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

GA Thanks[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article William P. Halliday to good article status.

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to thank you for your editorial contributions to William P. Halliday, which has recently become a GA.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 07:34, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

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