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June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 16:44, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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Curious about a GA nomination[edit]

Mackensen,

You are a Wikipedian whom I admire greatly and really look up to, and I've really enjoyed all my interactions with you over the years. I've been contributing DYKs for quite some time now, and I know you have as well, but I was really inspired by your successful GA nomination of the article Turboliner a few months ago. Long story short, I've never successfully nominated an article for GA before, and I think that that should be my next step in my continued development as a Wikipedian. I'm curious if you might be interested in co-nominating an article with me, as I know you've had a few successful GA nominations in the past. I thought perhaps one of my previous railroad-related DYKs might be a good choice, namely Zephyrette or Zephyrette (train); I also have another DYK nomination on the GE steam turbine locomotives in the works right now. If you think another article (ie, not one I created) would be a better idea, I'd be game for that as well. And if you simply don't have the time for or interest in my proposition, I'll completely understand. I just thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. All the best!

Michael Barera (talk) 21:05, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

  • @Michael Barera: First of all I'm flattered by your note and let me say that it's been a pleasure to work with you over the last few years. I'm interested, but let me acknowledge (and you can see from my recent contributions) that I'm busy in real life right now. A GA nomination is a somewhat solitary endeavor: once you've nominated the article it's up to the reviewer to provide feedback, to which you can then respond. You don't need my help for that, although I'd certainly participate during the review. As for which article to nominate I think all three are long enough but I'd worry about the reliance on non-published railfanning sources for the two Zephyrettes. The hardest part about getting Turboliner up to GA status was removing such sources (especially forum posts). That review was also unusually thorough. I think GE steam turbine locomotives is a strong candidate, although you'll want to add individual page numbers for the Solomon books. Are you familiar with Harvard-style notation (cf {{Harvard citation no brackets}})? It's helpful in these cases, and easier on the reader than {{rp}}. All the best, Mackensen (talk) 14:44, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your thoughtful response, Mackensen. I'll definitely be eager to proceed with a GA nomination, probably with GE steam turbine locomotives. All the best! Michael Barera (talk) 01:20, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
@Michael Barera: You're welcome. As you can see I'm looking over the sources for the turbine article now (I own Solomon's UP book, and can read the other on Google). I do have one concern so far relating to a potential GA nomination. The paraphrasing from Solomon's GE and EMD book is really close--phrases, concepts, structure. I think it could stand another rewrite, shortening the language and distilling Solomon's arguments. I may do so myself, but I mention it. Mackensen (talk) 14:20, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of Louisiana Soul[edit]

Questioning the rationale for deleting the Louisiana Soul page? Are you saying that every minor league in North America does not meet Wiki standards? Are you deleted the other Universal Basketball Association team pages that have far less information? Or the more than a dozen other "minor" leagues? How does one of these leagues actually meet standards? I've done work on several. TheScottDL (talk) 19:18, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

  • I don't have any views on semi-pro basketball. The article was proposed for deletion by Tavix (talk · contribs) on June 5. Under that system an article is tagged and is deleted after seven days by an uninvolved administrator if no one objects. The objection doesn't have to be substantive; removing the tag is sufficient. By the same token, after the article has been deleted, it may be restored automatically on request. I've done so. Best, Mackensen (talk) 20:19, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  • @TheScottDL:, I am the one that proposed Louisiana Soul to be deleted. When it comes to teams, the notability "standard" that Wikipedia uses is WP:ORG. A team is notable if it "has been the subject of significant coverage in secondary sources. Such sources must be reliable, and independent of the subject. A single independent source is almost never sufficient for demonstrating the notability of an organization." You can see WP:ORGDEPTH for an explanation of that. I proposed Louisiana Soul for deletion because I felt like that team didn't meet this criteria. There's a few sources, but most of them are primary sources (team twitter, website, etc.) and Youtube isn't a reliable source because anyone could add a Youtube video. I'd suggest reading over WP:RS, which explains how to identify whether a source is reliable. Then, go through the leagues that you've done work on and add the necessary sources so someone else doesn't propose them for deletion. Let me know if you have any questions because I'm here to help! Thanks, Tavix | Talk  16:37, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
  • @Tavix: - appreciate the explanation. Thank you. I will work on finding more sources. TheScottDL (talk) 22:22, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Merger discussion for List of Via Rail routes[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, List of Via Rail routes , has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. RES2773 (talk) 20:40, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Userfication request[edit]

Hi Mackensen, you recently deleted the page Melanie Maria Toney because of an expired prod. Could you please userfy that page for me? I'd like to work on it further and see if I can resubmit it. Juno (talk) 18:55, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

  • The article wasn't an expired prod, it was PRODed and shortly thereafter I tagged it for CSD as a BLP violation, which is the rationale you cited upon deletion. Restoring it restores the BLP problem. Maybe a better way to go is for Juno to copy the material to work on it offline first? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:04, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Unfortunately I'm traveling right now and not available to address the issue in depth. I have no objection to re-deleting on the grounds that it was properly deleted as a CSD, provided that Juno has been given an opportunity to make a copy of the article as he requested userfication in good faith. Mackensen (talk) 02:26, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

July 8: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 8, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on a review of past and upcoming editathons, including Black Lunch Table Editathon @ MoMA on July 13.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

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The COI issues[edit]

Hi Mackensen. You wrote that you are not sure what the COI issues are. I work broadly on COI and advocacy issues in Wikipedia, mostly on issues raised at WP:COIN but elsewhere as I encounter them as well. COI issues are complicated here due to the very high value WP places on privacy/anonymity. (I have some thoughts on this on my userpage if you are interested). Because of that, I generally handle COI issues in a relational, non-confronting way - as education more than enforcement. This approach generally works well - people are generally happy to cooperate to ensure that Wikipedia content is neutral and the public can trust us.

One of the thornier aspects of COI, is when editors come to Wikipedia who are primarily interested in promoting their own RW publications and views. This happens pretty frequently. Many experts start out this way and then learn to broaden their approach and become very valued contributors. Some experts come here intent only on promoting their own papers or views, and end up leaving when they cannot do what they wanted to. Our essay WP:EXPERT provides a great orientation for new experts, if you are not aware of it.

I first encountered Praeceptor on Bowman v. Monsanto Co.... what started as a discussion and unheated content dispute turned.. difficult when I realized that this was a case of an expert citing himself and giving lots of WEIGHT to his own views, which on that case are somewhat idiosyncratic. Situations where COI and content disputes mix have a great danger of going sideways and I generally avoid getting involved in specific content when I am communicating with an editor about their COI and vice versa. So in this case, i raised it as gently as I could on their Talk page. GregJackP got upset about that, and has taken the view that I am trying to push Praeceptor away, neither of which is what I am trying to do. In my view Praeceptor is kind of borderline - does some very good work, but doesn't pay enough mind to OR and VERIFY and tends to give too much WEIGHT to his own views. I am hopeful he will become one of those experts who come fully in line with our policies and guidelines; that would be wonderful.

Working on COI can be controversial, for many reasons. An editor with whom I addressed a COI issue just raised a case about it at Arbcom (!) and at the same time, a case was opened at ANI about other COI matters and I others were working on. At arbcom one of the arbs suggested I step back from COI matters for a while to get community feedback, and I agreed to do that. That is what GregJackP was referring to on the Talk page.

Hope that explains what is going on. Jytdog (talk) 17:52, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox station/Header CTA[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Infobox station/Header CTA has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Alakzi (talk) 19:02, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday August 2, 1-7pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–7pm - come by any time! @ Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance (Prospect Park West and 15th St), immediately on the lawn to your left as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Subway: NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg to 15th Street – Prospect Park (IND Culver Line)

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:31, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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Twilight Shoreliner image[edit]

I just came across this image which was miscategorized on Commons. I've tentatively identified it as the Twilight Shoreliner; I don't believe there was any other NEC service operating at the time that would have had two MHCs and a baggage car. However, that doesn't jive with the text of the article, which claims the MHCs and baggage cars went away in 2001. Got any suspicions whether it's my ID, the uncited article, or the claimed date of the photo that's wrong? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:12, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Peter Van den Bossche takes fantastic pictures, doesn't he? He's pretty reliable so I'd believe the date. We have other 2002 pictures from him in Boston so it fits. I think it's much more likely that the claim in our article is erroneous railfan lore. The time's an odd fit. Per this you'd expect a northbound Twilight Shoreliner in after 6 AM. Local sunrise in Boston in April 2002 was 5:44 AM. If the camera was GMT maybe it's plausible that it's just late and it's cloudy. The thing is, this could also be a Fast Mail. I've no idea what one looked like. The defining characteristic of a Twilight Shoreliner is the branded Viewliner, and we can't see one on this photo. Most images I've seen do show the sleeper on the back. See also [1], which has a very similar picture to Peter's, complete with MHC in 2003 (and I think an Amfleet in Capstone livery). Mackensen (talk) 01:34, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
Wow, great find on that picture. I knew you were the right person to ask. GMT plus a late train fits the provided time stamp; the Fast Mail didn't arrive until around 11am if I recall which wouldn't match anything (the shadows also indicate mid-morning). Based on what you found, I'm comfortable labeling it as the Twilight Shoreliner. Now I wish I could fix the article, but finding sources other than ten-year-old listservs is proving difficult. I don't have near as good an Amtrak reference collection as I do for the MBTA. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 01:24, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
It's on my long-term to-do list but yeah, there isn't much. Mackensen (talk) 02:10, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Secondarywaltz[edit]

What was your involvement in the switch-over of Michigan Amtrak station infoboxes by Secondarywaltz out of curiosity? What he did was not consistent with other Amtrak station pages on wiki, and not only that, but some of the replacements he did for the lines aren't even correct. For instance, he lists all stations on the Blue Water service northeast of Battle Creek as being on the Michigan Line, when they are in fact not on that line. So, he didn't even get the changes he sought to make correct. Is there a way to convince him to revert this, or will I have to get into a reversion war? This was totally unacceptable to do unilaterally. --Criticalthinker (talk) 13:57, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

  • No involvement beyond having both those articles and his talk page on my watchlist. Mackensen (talk) 19:41, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you. We are now cooperating and your input is always welcome. Secondarywaltz (talk) 20:13, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

The Mackensen on Simple is an impostor.[edit]

The big user account unification may have made this claim on your user page obsolete? Bazj (talk) 12:26, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

  • It did, yes. Thanks. Mackensen (talk) 19:41, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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DYK[edit]

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Re:Washington and Old Dominion Railway[edit]

Admins have a degree of leeway when it comes to csd which is given so that we can prosecute an article to the best of our ability based on the evidence at hand. I believe that you you know what I'm talking about, since you are also an admin. In my case, when dealing with deletions tagged as copyright violations, I make my decision on how to proceed based largely on the history of the article: if there is sufficient history to suggest that the article could be salvaged, I prefer to tag as a copyright violation and let the CIU deal with it, but if its a new page and the history is entirely copyright violation-related material I'll axe. In this case, lacking the context you provided, I can see why the deletion was the more preferable of the two options, however its possible that the two vague similar articles will continue to co-exist if the copyright can be addressed. I've seen two similar articles on subject material co-exist for years here - Bikini atomic experiments and Operation Crossroads, and for reasons that escape me they got along fine until just recently. I should think if the copyright gets cleaned up the other two articles will get along fine as well.

As an added bonus here though, if the material is in a constant low level edit war, this could help close the war by allowing admins to catch one of the two parties repeatedly attempting to re-add copyrighted material, which would be grounds for a permanent block. If such a course of action nets us a permanent solution to an ongoing problem then it could be worth it to take the long route as opposed to the short route. All the same, if you want to re-tag for csd and wait for a deletion-minded admin to come along, I'd be ok with that too. TomStar81 (Talk) 18:48, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

  • @TomStar81: I hope you'll understand, based on my initial reply, why I've reinstated the deletion tag. There's only one subject, shared between two articles. This article started as a copy/paste move, which was then overwritten with copyvios. The responsible user has been banned. We're now cleaning up the mess: Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/Oanabay04. Deletion is the only possible outcome under the copyright cleanup procedures. Best, Mackensen (talk) 23:53, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Revert on California Zephyr[edit]

Rather than just revert my edit to this page could you please add citation needed where these references are requested. It will make it more obvious where they should be solved. To me it's currently not clear how to contribute to better an already good article and given that banner has been there since 2013 I figure I'm not alone! :) Jdlrobson (talk) 15:40, 1 September 2015 (UTC) Jdlrobson (talk) 15:40, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/678659194) Jdlrobson (talk) 15:41, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

  • This really belongs on the talk page of the article, but there are whole paragraphs which are uncited. Rather than clutter them up with tags I think it's best to with the general tag. Best, Mackensen (talk) 00:43, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Adirondack Railway (1976–1981)[edit]

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Adirondack Railway (1976–1981)[edit]

The infobox gives the line length as 118 miles; however, the KML that I'll be adding shortly is 141 miles. Is the 118 miles only from Remsen to Lake Placid? if so, we might want to distinguish between the length of track owned, and the length of service. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 01:09, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes, because the infobox is more about the company than the service. On reflection that doesn't make sense, but I was writing short-line stubs at the time and that's where my head was. Swapping in {{infobox rail service}} might make more sense. Alternatively, the text could state the actual lengths in play (it does mention the trackage rights between Utica and Remsen). Good catch! Mackensen (talk) 12:24, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Revert?[edit]

Hi Mackensen, I've just got a notification that says "Your edit on [[:[Unknown probably deleted page]]] has been reverted by Mackensen. [Unknown probably deleted page]",
I'm obviously assuming it was the talkpage but why was I reverted ? .... Just a bit confused there Face-grin.svg, Cheers, –Davey2010Talk 13:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Yeah, I screwed up. I was going to decline the speedy, then saw the comment in the closing statement. I reverted myself and deleted the talk page. Sorry about that. Mackensen (talk) 15:51, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Ah okay no worries we all cock up here - If only we were all perfect eh Face-grin.svg, Anyway thanks & Happy editing :) –Davey2010Talk 21:04, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation possible fix[edit]

Hi, and thank you for fixing all the copyright violations on train articles. I am about to get the book by Drury, that the violations came from. If I paraphrase the stuff from the book, and add other information from newspapers, and train websites and so on, would it still be a copyright violation? Thanks for what you have done. Take your time to answer. --Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 18:17, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

File redirects[edit]

Any chance you could look over recent file moves and do a little cleanup (mostly checking usages got updated)? Thanks Sfan00 IMG (talk) 19:09, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:DisraeliRef[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:DisraeliRef has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Izno (talk) 22:09, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

September 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday September 16, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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TAFI[edit]

If you want to you can please review my noms at TAFI. I need some more input. Thanks. Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/Nominations.--BabbaQ (talk) 16:09, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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11:00am - 5:00 pm (drop-in anytime!) at MoMA Cullman Education and Research Building, 4 West 54th Street

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. We will provide training sessions and resources for beginner Wikipedians, WiFi, reference materials, and suggested topics, as well as childcare and refreshments.

Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles that need to be updated, translated, or created. You are welcome to edit all day or drop by to show your support, and to follow #WikiArte on social media!

Trainings for new and less experienced Wikipedia editors will be offered (in English) at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tutorials and resources in Spanish will be available online, and participants are also encouraged to work on the Spanish and Portuguese language editions of Wikipedia.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 10:33, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

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Acela[edit]

I am the user that just edited the Amtrak Acela page. It is not high speed rail. It travels the 456 miles from Boston to Washington in 7 hours which is 65.1 mph. You can say the train cars are high speed, but the track, bridges, tunnels and overhead lines are what is limiting the system. The infrastructure is old, over 100 years old in some places. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.227.0.251 (talk) 10:19, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for a full afternoon and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

noon - 8pm (drop-in anytime!) at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Garrett Lobby @ 1071 5th Ave by E 88 St

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon— to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:34, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for a full day and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

noon - 8pm (drop-in anytime!) at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Garrett Lobby @ 1071 5th Ave by E 88 St

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:58, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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You've been quoted[edit]

See this opinion by Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson at page 21, footnote 7. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 21:45, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

  • @Newyorkbrad: Heavens. I certainly wasn't expecting that. Mackensen (talk) 21:55, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Kemil Road (NICTD station)[edit]

Allen3 talk 01:34, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Oct 28: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday October 28, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, to see if the chapter is able to fiscally sponsor more ongoing projects tied to our core mission of expanding and diversifying free knowledge.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

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Roger Putas photographs[edit]

Marty Bernard, the curator of Roger Putas' gigantic photograph collection, is releasing them into the public domain on flickr. It might be worth dumping the whole collection on Commons into a cleanup category - every image is good quality and worth having. I'll certainly transfer all the MBTA images regardless. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 05:55, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

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Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon[edit]

Two options for this Sunday: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for one of two edit-a-thons this Sunday, just bring your laptop and an interest in participating!

No special knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia knowledge is required, and there will be Wikipedia training workshops for new folks.


Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon @ Center for Jewish History

  • 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the American Soviet Jewry movement.


Women In Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences

  • 7 World Trade Center - 40th Floor
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the NY Academy of Sciences, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women scientists. Note that seating is limited for the Women in Science event, as well as signing up on-wiki, please RSVP by email.


Bonus event:

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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DYK nomination of Matt Campbell (American football coach)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Matt Campbell (American football coach) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! —Bagumba (talk) 10:51, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Voat.co[edit]

Hello! I saw you deleted the article about Slimgur.com (20:31, 13 June 2015 Mackensen (talk | contribs) deleted page Slimgur (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)), so my suggestion is to take a look about Voat.co (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voat) -- the article looks also promotional + it's ranked already 11 000+ in Alexa.com (i.e. less visitors) and I think it's insignificant for Wikipedia.

Сароман (talk) 16:14, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

  • You're free to nominate it for deletion. As the deleting administrator for Slimgur I was acting on another editor's nomination, and that article looks nothing like Voat. Mackensen (talk) 20:14, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathon[edit]

Wednesday December 9, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

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7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

On behalf of the Military history WikiProject's Coordinators, we would like to extend an invitation to nominate deserving editors for the 2015 Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards. The nomination period will run from 7 December to 23:59 13 December, with the election phase running from 14 December to 23:59 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:05, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I did not see that thing about Robert Clarke (I wonder if there will be a confirmation in the future, only time will tell but who knows), thank you! 73.240.105.185 (talk) 20:04, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

  • You're welcome. I was somewhat disappointed myself--it really would have been cool for a B-movie veteran like Clarke to be in that scene. Mackensen (talk) 22:48, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikiclaus Cheer ![edit]

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TFA[edit]

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Arizona Bowl[edit]

You shouldn't have deleted the sideline reporter from the Arizona Bowl. Monica McNutt WILL be the sideline reporter for the game. Do you know where 506sports gets their bowl game info from? ME! I have supplied 98% of ALL collegiate broadcast assignments ALL SEASON. Before trying to be pompous about it by relying on an OUTDATED resource, you should ask where the information was shared. In this case, the Arizona Bowl THEMSELVES said Monica McNutt has been added as a sideline reporter, and they did so on Sunday. Next time CONTACT the individual who made the change instead of assuming it is incorrect.

As for where teh Arizona Bowl made the announcement, you can view it here on their official Twitter account. It is on this same Twitter account that they announced Los Lobos is the Halftime Entertainment.Bigddan11 (talk) 22:29, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC 2016
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You are invited to join us at New York University for Wikipedia Day NYC 2016, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of Wikipedia 15, the project's global 15th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Place)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Matt Campbell (American football coach)[edit]

Allen3 talk 00:16, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

About "Hi-Level"[edit]

Hello, I am にび三郎(Nibi Saburo in English). I want you ask you about your revert at Hi-Level.

You reverted my edit at Hi-Level, which was adding a image of a Amtrak's Pacific Parlour Car. I think that image file is helpful because there are no Hi-level fleets in regular service except them now. So I added that image at the History#Amtrak section, which refers to the Pacific Parlour Car.

Could you tell me why do you think that my edit is "not fit"? --にび三郎 (talk) 15:00, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

  • @にび三郎: Hello! It's a question of spacing. On a normal resolution computer the image flows into the Notes section, which doesn't look right to me. There's already an interior image of the Parlour Car in the article, and if someone wants to see more images there's a linked curated gallery on Commons at Hi-Level_passenger_cars. That was my reasoning, at any rate. I wouldn't be opposed to replacing the Heartland Flyer image with the Parlour Car image, but I do think there's value in showing the Hi-Levels mixed in with Superliners. Best, Mackensen (talk) 15:40, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
    • @Mackensen: Hello. Thank you for your reply and I'm sorry for late of my reply. I could understand what means "not fit", and I also don't think the "Heartland Flyer" image should be removed. So I tried another way to show both images. Please see my sandbox. On my new plan, I'd like to show both images at the end of the section by using {{double images}} tag. How about this idea? --にび三郎 (talk) 08:04, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Sam Pilgrim[edit]

Why did you delete this page? Rileyschneider (talk) 06:10, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Mackensen: I see Sam Pilgrim was 2013 FMB World Tour Champion. Was that claim of significance in the article? perhaps you would consider restoring it as a draft? Rileyschneider is new and just starting to learn about referencing, but all his other articles so far have been on notable mountain bikers. Yngvadottir (talk) 12:29, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

The entirety of the article was "Sam Pilgrim (June 4, 1990) is a professional mountain bike rider from Colchester, UK. In 2013 he placed 3rd at Red Bull Joyride in Whistler, B.C." Adam9007 (talk · contribs) tagged it for deletion on the grounds that the article didn't assert a claim of notability. I agreed, and deleted it. There's nothing presumptively notable about being a professional mountain bike rider. There's nothing in the article as written about being the 2013 FMB World Tour Champion, nor a description of what that is. (Help me out here, I'm an American football fan but know nothing about competitive biking). There's not much to restore here. I'm happy to undelete in the article namespace with the understanding that Rileyschneider (talk · contribs) will quickly add some cited information supporting a claim of notability. Best, Mackensen (talk) 15:59, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
FMB World Tour, Freeride Mountain Bike Association, apparently formed in 2010, but our Freeride article doesn't mention it. Don't look at me, I'm not a sports fan at all; I've just been finding sources for Rileyschneider's recent articles. @Rileyschneider: Looks as if it's up to you now. Yngvadottir (talk) 18:31, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

So if you know nothing about mountain biking, why do you bother deleting my article? Rileyschneider (talk) 01:15, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

That's not really how any of this works. I know enough to know that someone who placed third in a single bike race isn't, on the face of things, notable. I offered above to restore the article if you were prepared to add more information which would explain to people like me (who don't know much about biking) why Pilgrim is notable. Best, Mackensen (talk) 01:22, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Elkhorn Grade Electrification[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:01, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for N&W LC-1[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:01, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Fictional conflict infobox[edit]

Can you please restore the fictional conflict infobox template? It looks identical to the military conflict infobox, but there are some differences in the technical side. In at least one instance, the use of the military conflict infobox for fictional conflicts has skewed some statistical analysis programs that someone was using for an off-wiki research project. I'm not sure how the programs worked, but I think by switching over to this template would prevent such an occurrence again.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 05:29, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

  • There were only two instances of the fictional template and there were no differences between the two--it simply called the other template. Someone's offsite research project doesn't seem like a great reason to maintain a wrapper, especially given the low usage of the template. Mackensen (talk) 14:39, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us and the AfroCROWD initiative at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign.

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:17, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

(Bonus upcoming event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednesday, February 17)

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Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

George Woshingtin[edit]

Hi Mackensen, I saw your comments about George Woshingtin at DRV. I just wanted to suggest that it may have taken so long to delete that because of the looser run of the place in 2004. Now we have WP:RFDO, which indicates that redirects with multiple typos are typically deleted (WP:RTYPO). You're always welcome to contribute there and at RfD. --BDD (talk) 14:55, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
Feb 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Tuesday February 16, 5:30pm: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for an evening of social Wikipedia training and editing at the Guggenheim, with a workshop given by the Art+Feminism project to prepare for next month's major campaign, and a tour and edit-a-thon of Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at Sackler Center Media Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue; enter through 89th Street staff entrance
Wednesday February 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We will also include a look at our annual plan and budget ideas, and welcome input from community members on the sorts of projects the chapter should support through both volunteer and budgetary efforts.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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Hayward station (Amtrak)[edit]

So, who among us wants to tackle Hayward station (Amtrak) and Hayward railway station? Would you like the honors? Or perhaps Secondarywaltz? If neither of you do, I'd be willing to tackle them... Also, should they just be boldly moved, or should another WP:RM be put in?... --IJBall (contribstalk) 21:42, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

@IJBall: Don't waste time talking. Just do it! Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:50, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
@IJBall and Secondarywaltz: I've tried to tread very carefully with the UK-named stations. They do have first-mover advantage and in most cases are the PRIMARYTOPIC (obviously not in these cases). Mackensen (talk) 21:55, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
@Secondarywaltz: OK, I've moved the BC station to Hayward, British Columbia railway station. I haven't moved the California station yet because it looks like it'll have to go to Hayward station (California) – if there's no objection to that (there's no UK-related station in this case), I'll move that one as soon as I get the go-ahead here. --IJBall (contribstalk) 21:57, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Unnecessary in this case--there's both the Amtrak station and a BART station. Mackensen (talk) 22:11, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Just to clarify, are you saying the Amtrak station (and, FTR, it's less an "Amtrak" station than it is a "Capitol Corridor" station...) article doesn't need to be moved? Or that it can be moved to "Hayward station" because the BART station article is already disambiguated?... --IJBall (contribstalk) 22:15, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
I'm saying that the Capitol Corridor station (it's more Amtrak than anything else) is where it should be and nothing should moved to Hayward station (California) because the title is ambiguous. The BART article still needs to move at some point. Mackensen (talk) 22:21, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England[edit]

Hi, you have moved Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England without discussion and left the edit summary "proper title case". The official title of the journal is "Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England" and so this would appear the proper title case, as per WP:NCBOOKS. Would you please undo this move and discuss on the talk page if you feel a move is desirable? Drchriswilliams (talk) 17:21, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

  • @Drchriswilliams: The move was requested by Headbomb (talk · contribs) and he indicated it was uncontroversial (via {{db-move}}). I have no views on the correct title and have no objection to it moving back. Mackensen (talk) 18:13, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the additional background information. I don't think that this move is uncontroversial. I appreciate the importance of avoiding the use of capital letters where it is inappropriate. Headbomb (talk · contribs) changed the capitalisation of the name in the lead of this article earlier today, describing the change as "ce", by which I assume they mean copy edit. After this I had made several edits to try and update information on the page, including restoring the capital T for the mid-title instance of "The". Perhaps Headbomb (talk · contribs) had not understood that the name of the article was representing a proper name. WP:NCCAPS recognises that capitals appearing as part of a proper name is not an improper use. Drchriswilliams (talk) 18:47, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
We put journals in titlecase regardless of how they style themselves. This is why Physica Status Solidi is there, and not at physica status solidi (which is how they style themselves). The 'the' should be uncapitalized. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 18:55, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
@Headbomb: You say "We" but this approach doesn't seem to have made is way into the various bits of policy affecting journal titles, including WP:WikiProject Academic Journals/Writing guide which says "The article should be located at the official full name of the journal". Drchriswilliams (talk) 19:23, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
That's because that's covered by WP:CAPS, but sure I'll add the note in WP:JWG. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 21:25, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
I've moved the article back to its original location; further discussion should take place on the talk page. Mackensen (talk) 20:07, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks both, I have put a note on the talk page of the article that I hope summarises the issues raised here. Please feel free to continue the discussion over there. Drchriswilliams (talk) 23:03, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Ryan J. Davis[edit]

Hi, I just noted that you deleted this article. However, I had previously removed the PROD tag which was restored out of process by an IP. --Randykitty (talk) 22:49, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

  • @Randykitty: My mistake; I should have checked the page history. Article restored. Mackensen (talk) 22:56, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hi-Level[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Hi-Level you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. 333-blue 08:36, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hi-Level[edit]

The article Hi-Level you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Hi-Level for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of 333-blue -- 333-blue (talk) 08:41, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hi-Level[edit]

The article Hi-Level you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Hi-Level for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Concertmusic -- Concertmusic (talk) 00:41, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations, Mackensen. I'm glad you asked for a re-review; it must be far more satisfying to have a GA now that a full review has been done. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:09, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
@Concertmusic and BlueMoonset: Thanks again to both of you for your prompt and generous assistance. I've found that I really do enjoy the engagement and collaboration that come with a thorough GA review. Mackensen (talk) 01:11, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

About your deletion of the Brough Family Organization[edit]

I've been informed that you recently deleted the Brough Family Organization. After viewing the debate page I believe there was no "consensus to delete" the page and therefore wonder why you deleted it. If one goes online and uses Google or Bing to search for the Brough Family Organization (or Richard Brough Family Organization) he or she will find multiple references and publications referring to the organization. In fact the organization hosts a "Publicity" page that contains links to some of these sources: http://www.broughfamily.org/publicity.html. Please reconsider your earlier decision and reinstate the page. Rcbrough (talk) 13:02, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

  • I disagree; there was a clear consensus to delete at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Brough Family Organization (2nd nomination). That the same IP address made three separate keep arguments doesn't change that. Editors who participated in the discussion didn't find the organization notable. The IP made various assertions but didn't offer any evidence to support them. I couldn't have closed the debate any other way, and I decline to reverse myself. If you like, your next step would be to challenge the outcome at Wikipedia:Deletion review. Best, Mackensen (talk) 13:20, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: The Annihilation Score (March 1)[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:University box3[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:University box3 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. PanchoS (talk) 10:36, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for the MoMA Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Saturday, to support the expansion of Wikipedia's coverage of women in the arts.

We encourage both people new to Wikipedia, and people who have experience editing online, or have joined us for past edit-a-thon events.

This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in anytime!) at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

And bring your interested friends and colleagues!

For those outside of the city, or unable to join on Saturday, check out Art+Feminism regional and global events as well. --Pharos (talk) 21:48, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday March 16, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! (One likely talk this month will be on the Wikidata project.) Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:59, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

We will also vote on nominations for the global Wikimedia Foundation board.

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Southwest Chief[edit]

I'd say that the accident is notable enough to be mentioned. As far as I can tell, it is the first derailment. Possibly not notable enough for an article on the limited information available at the moment. Mjroots (talk) 13:05, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

  • @Mjroots: I disagree. It's a derailment. It's probably a one-day disruption in service for a train which has run since at least 1974, and in a sense since the 1930s depending on your point of view. It's also in no way the first derailment; the Southwest Limited derailed in October 1979 (that one actually killed two people). Coverage of this incident will be routine. Mackensen (talk) 14:41, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Ok, we disagree. Will take to talk. Mjroots (talk) 15:29, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

SLE rolling stock[edit]

You're doing some absolutely great work digging up sources on these, but I'm not sure that some of your table removals were necessary. I think having images in the table is good - they serve as a nice visual reference that wouldn't fit as inline images in the section - and I'd like to keep the build date column in addition to the acquisition date. I know having unit numbers is somewhat contentious as to Wikipedia not being a foamer guide, but I'd also like to think about including those. I've certainly found that listing useful for MBTA Commuter Rail when it comes to identifying locomotives in the photos I'm putting on Commons. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 16:59, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

  • @Pi.1415926535: Your points are well-taken and I've restored road numbers and build year (when known, still hunting for the Mafersa coaches). Roster sections attract the worst sort of trivial foaming and I want to keep it out if at all possible. I think in lieu of the 100x100 images I'd like to see a couple proper thumbnails showing the SLE in action. The article's not hurting for images after all. Mackensen (talk) 17:18, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
  • @Pi.1415926535: As it develops, five of the Mafersas are on the QIT-Fer et Titane, next to the old Tempos. Who knew? Mackensen (talk) 00:42, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for re-adding those. I can compromise on the images given that there's enough space in the article for thumbnails of all the equipment elsewhere (compared to MBTA for example, where there's no way you'd properly integrate almost two dozen equipment images). So the QIT operates a rail service? I can't find anything about it with a quick search. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 03:02, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
Work trains, as I understand it--not public-facing. See this article in Branchline (pages 3-6). I only know about it from scraping together the Tempo article. Mackensen (talk) 03:18, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I just nominated the article for GA status (with an eye towards FA later); I believe it's now ready. I'm going to review a few articles myself. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:07, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

April 13: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity[edit]

Wednesday April 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC and Mini-Video Opportunity
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Special this month, a Mini-Video opportunity for individuals to share their Wikipedia experiences (during pre-meeting, 6-7pm, and in side-office during regular meetup). A videographer will be present to record 1-3 minute Mini-Videos of folks informally speaking, sharing anything about their Wikipedia-related projects, whether an edit-a-thon they joined, an article they edited, or a class project they were a part of, etc.

We will also follow up on plans for recent (Art+Feminism!) and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

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After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini-Video and social hour
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Deletion review for Template:J[edit]

User:Wikid77 has asked for a deletion review of Template:J. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. —Cryptic 19:35, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

  • @Cryptic: thanks for the heads-up. Mackensen (talk) 00:28, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim[edit]

Saturday April 30, 1-6pm: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday April 30, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Asian Month, and Art+Feminism.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global MENA Artists Month partnership page to coordinate international and online events as well.

Time: Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Edit-a-thon: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (88th Street), New York City, New York 10128
Guests should enter using the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue

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Nagasaki images[edit]

Just a heads up - I've created Template:Usarail for more efficiently categorizing and licensing all the Hikki Nagasaki photos. I'm not going to replace the original OTRS tag on images you uploaded (though you're more than welcome to) but I may on some of the other images by him, since he's taken the statement off his web site. (The OTRS permission should still be valid, though). Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:59, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

  • @Pi.1415926535: Thanks, that makes sense. I can't imagine there would be a problem with the OTRS permissions. Mackensen (talk) 22:36, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
Great. Also, in case you hadn't seen, Baer's definitive PRR chronology got an update last year; the new files are here. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 12:23, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

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Gareth Paul Jones article "recreated"[edit]

Hi there. I hope you can help. The page Gareth Paul Jones appears to have been "recreated" after it had been (I think) deleted by yourself on 16 February 2016. You can read my more detailed explanation in that article's talk page. I'm inclined to nominate the page for speedy deletion, but I'm not sure. What do you think? Thanks. Seaweed (talk) 19:36, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

  • It was deleted as an expired WP:PROD, so it can be re-created at any time. The current article appears to be superior to the old one. Mackensen (talk) 20:20, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference[edit]

Wednesday May 25, 6pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon.

This month's WikiWednesday Salon, we'll meet and share with the MediaWiki software development community, through a community learning night at NYU on May 25.

6:00 pm: Introduction, pizza
7:00 pm: MediaWiki tutorial, community involvement and extension ideas, novel uses of wiki technology
8:00 pm: State of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia / Wikimedia community
9:00 pm: Monthly WikiSalon in San Francisco video-link, casual bicoastal chat

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Toledo Mud Hens roster navbox[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Joigny coach crash[edit]

Please see note on your DYK review. You might want to review my alt, or one of the others. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 00:04, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

  • @Yoninah: Done. Also left a note on your talk page. Mackensen (talk) 02:26, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Mackensen, I apologize if you took offense at the procedure. If you had just moved around the words in the nominator's proposed hook, that would have been fine. But when you introduce a new hook fact, however small, it must be double-checked for sourcing, etc., by another reviewer. I just recused myself from a similar situation in this nomination: Template:Did you know nominations/May Who?. Aside from the review, I also thought the choice of hook was very uninteresting, and knew that I couldn't just change it to one of the alts in prep. Best, Yoninah (talk) 22:01, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon[edit]

Sunday June 5, 12-5pm: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon
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Join us for a full Sunday of social Wikipedia editing at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to Women in Jewish History.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

A training session on editing Wikipedia will be held at 12:30 pm. Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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"Presumptive notability"[edit]

I think you may be mistaken here, but per this diff, can you explain why this railroad is "presumptively notable?" Moreover, it might be important to note that this is not a railroad of the caliber of Conrail, Amtrak, CSX, or any Class I railroad where I would agree with your argument; this is a tourist railroad that offers paid excursions for $37 for a 2.5 hour journey. MSJapan (talk) 20:17, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

  • I'm simply saying that any railroad is probably notable, be it a Class I or a lowly tourist railroad. They're going to receive sufficient coverage to pass the GNG. Mackensen (talk) 20:47, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday June 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Wednesday June 29, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's second annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Also featuring a lightning talk by CUNY students at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on a project to document local 1980s HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

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Sunday July 10: WikNYC Picnic @ Central Park[edit]

Sunday July 10, 3-8pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Manhattan's Central Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

3–8pm - come by any time! The picnicking area is the southwest section of the Great Lawn, north of the Delacorte Theater, just inside the park at Central Park West between 81st & 82nd. Enter the park at West 81st St.
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Nomination of Transdominion Express for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Transdominion Express 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/Transdominion Express 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 notice from the top of the article.

I believe you did some editing on this article back in the day. Figure there's not much worth in keeping an article on a project that never was... Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:15, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fifty State Initiative[edit]

To me, there doesn't appear to be a consensus to delete here. There are 3 delete !votes and 3 suggestions for other keepish actions. I plan to create a DAB as per RoySmith's suggestion but I would prefer that we retain the past article history as we go forward with that, not start from scratch after your deletion. ~Kvng (talk) 16:47, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Kvng: I don't see any consensus to retain the content and apparently there wasn't anything to merge. You don't need the article history to write a DAB page. Mackensen (talk) 17:48, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
I was thinking that the article history could be useful for editors who might want to, in the future, improve the articles that the DAB references. Is there harm or policy that says this history needs to be deleted? ~Kvng (talk) 18:08, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
@Kvng: My reading of the discussion is that the existing article history wasn't useful for improving the other two articles. No policy commands this, but it seemed the desired outcome. As for harm, keeping the history invites someone to revert the merge later. As I said, my reading of the discussion was that (a) this article shouldn't exist as a standalone and (b) the content wasn't worth merging elsewhere. That points toward a deletion. Mackensen (talk) 18:16, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
I assume you got the idea that the content wasn't worth merging from Argento Surfer. On the other hand, BOZ and Patar knight seem to think there is some value in the material. The others advocated that it deleted based on notability grounds and did not really offer an evaluation of the material. ~Kvng (talk) 22:45, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
I think making this a DAB is unnecessary - anyone interested in this specific plot point would be more than capable of locating a relevant article. That said, I don't oppose a DAB page existing. Argento Surfer (talk) 12:24, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  • FWIW, I think the delete close was reasonable, and agree that restoring the history isn't a blocker for creating a DAB page. -- RoySmith (talk) 19:09, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
I agree that this is reasonable enough so as not to be worth perusing at WP:DRV. I was just surprised to see an assessment of a delete consensus with only 4 of 7 editors !voting to delete. ~Kvng (talk) 22:45, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Sun Lounge Car[edit]

Why do you keep changing the article on the Sun Lounge? I am posting accurate info on that particular car's disposition. I also happen to be a part owner of a pvt car and have forgotten more about SCL psgr cars that most foamers will ever know.

So please quit being a douche nozzle and changing the edits

Evolocomotive Vic Lewis 03:04, 13 July 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evolocomotive (talkcontribs)

  • @Evolocomotive: Because it's my stated mission to the keep foamers at bay on this project, and one way I do that is by insisting that material be sourced and verifiable. Do you own one of the Sun Lounges? I saw it on a Nickel Plate 765 special last year. Lovely car. Mackensen (talk) 10:29, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Re: File:Lovebythebridge.jpg[edit]

Hi Mackensen,

It's been a while hearing from you. The statement was meant to read that the particular license (waiver) only applies to that particular image in question, and does not waive all the remaining images from the website which still has a "No Derivative" condition attached and in effect. - Mailer Diablo 17:19, 14 July 2016 (UTC)


Layfield & Barrett[edit]

Hi Mack,

I would like to know the reasoning behind the deletion of the page Layfield & Barrett, References added their where from Notable places and better from most of these Lyon & Lyon. Paul Hastings,Trevor Law Group, etc (As an example), I would like to know which specific area over their needed improvement? If you can relist it, I will like to work on it to make it proper. Thanks in advance.--Lawedit (talk) 13:29, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Please see WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS for an example of why that argument is a non-starter. My reading of the discussion was a consensus to delete. The issue was less referencing and more the basic claim of notability. Mackensen (talk) 17:13, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Swampoodle Connection[edit]

Why are you convinced that the line does not exist? There is a source that seems credible. If you don't think it is a credible source, may you please explain why it is not.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 19:54, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Kew Gardens 613: it's a proposal, not a line. There's no source in the article. There's an external link to a guy's website, but it doesn't actually discuss the proposed connection (that I could find). The link was added later by a different user who was banned shortly thereafter for sockpuppetry. In any event, a private website probably isn't reliable. Mackensen (talk) 19:59, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

"That brings us to the second point about the pairing: it assumed that the city project called the "Swampoodle Connector" would be done. The ex-PRR Chestnut Hill line and the ex-Reading Norristown branch run within a few hundred yards of each other near their respective main line junctions, in a North Philadelphia neighborhood called Swampoodle (the area between the two lines is mostly vacant and isolated land). The plan was to build a connecting track between the two so Chestunt Hill West trains would be connected to the Reading side via the Norristown branch. The plan would have a lot of benefits:?

I agree that we should be suspicious of this user, and I saw what they did with the Staten Island Railway page. I was able to get rid of the copy vios put into that article by this user. There is not a lot of information on this. In the link it talks about someone who worked for the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers. I will try to contact them and see if they have any information. If I cannot find anything, could the article be deleted, and a summary of the content of the article put into another Septa article? Thanks. --Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 20:07, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Kew Gardens 613: Okay, I found that text on a different page. The text about the connector is clearly just the words of Matthew Mitchell of DVARP. If this was an actual proposal there would be studies and news coverage. So far I can't find any. What we need are reliable sources. At the moment there's nothing that could merged. Mackensen (talk) 20:14, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
DVARP was using the term at least as far back as 1998, in a presentation to the SEPTA board no less: Travel Time On the SEPTA Regional Railroad. So while I'm not convinced of the actual notability - it's probably fine as just a sentence or two on the SEPTA Regional Rail article unless someone can dig up good primary or secondary coverage of the Vuchnic plan - it definitely was a real plan proposed by real people. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:16, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

I've sent for [2], which might contain the necessary information. Mackensen (talk) 20:36, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Ivana Raymonda van der Veen AfD[edit]

Hi Mackensen,

Thanks for going through the trouble of studying that AfD. I understand your decision. I was just wondering if you think I could renominate the article for deletion in a couple of months (I wouldn't make those gigantic mistakes again), or would that be seen as toxic by other contributors? I sure don't want to see the IAR rubbish again. The subject is not notable. Period. The problem is that this article had been sitting around for ages, and nobody nominated it for deletion, so if I don't do it again I figure that no one might nominate it in ages a thousand years. Please, any suggestions? Perhaps you could find a nominator? Thanks in advance Dontreader (talk) 12:04, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Dontreader: I understand your frustration. I think if you were to renominate it, even with the passage of time, people would have trouble getting past this AfD (assuming they bothered reading it, not a given). I have no particular views on the notability of the subject (aside from what I read during the AfD) and I'm not familiar with internet radio. Remember, there's no time limit; if the subject is obviously non-notable then someone else will nominate the article in good time. I'd start by putting a {{notability}} tag on the article (if you think it's justified). Best, Mackensen (talk) 12:23, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the wise advice. Yes, I thought that Internet radio was smaller yet significant, and growing, but the websites I checked that Ivana was on said NOT ENOUGH DATA, so the traffic is minimal. It's not her fault, of course, but that's not significant coverage, in my opinion. Anyway, I guess I'll put a notability tag on the article in a couple of months, as you suggested. I do fear that if I nominate the article again then the same IAR rubbish will be used, so someone else will have to set up the nomination process. What bothers me is the way it was kept. Otherwise I would forget about it. The person telling me that I misbehaved voted to keep the article despite admitting that the subject didn't pass GNG or BAND. That's much worse than anything I did, I think. I'll be more careful in the future. Thanks again for your help, and have a great day! Dontreader (talk) 12:42, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Ivana Raymonda van der Veen[edit]

This might not be a popular move but I'm going to ask you to reconsider your close of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ivana Raymonda van der Veen (2nd nomination). There was a clear consensus that van der Veen did not satisfy any notability guidelines and the coverage found fell short of GNG. Everything else was irrelevant drama that should have been ignored. The only calls for keeping were adhoms. Ignoring all rules to keep a badly sourced contentious BLP is an exceedingly dumb idea. duffbeerforme (talk) 12:51, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Duffbeerforme: Deleting under those conditions would have created a very bad impression. Dontreader's intervention on your talk page, which I wasn't previously aware of, only reinforces my view that the AfD could not have an outcome. Best, Mackensen (talk) 15:29, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Not deleting under those conditions creates a very bad impression. What was a valid policy based afd was turned into something else by those opposed to deletion. It was disrupted with that drama to prevent removal. Closing like that rewards the creation of drama and encourages disruption. duffbeerforme (talk) 06:52, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

MARC History[edit]

I discovered this afternoon that the history section of MARC Train was composed of two parts: a wholesale copy-paste of this history added by an IP editor six years ago, and an extremely long bit about the Keolis controversy. For the moment I've completely blanked the section; I should have a decent amount of written-by-me history up in an hour or so, and I'll probably restore the Keolis section as-is until I can pare it down. Unfortunately, my personal collection doesn't have a lot of PRR and B&O history, and the 1971-1989 period where all the services came until public control isn't well covered. I'm adding as much as I can from Baer's massive documents and a few other sources, but if you're able to fill in the gaps I'd be very grateful. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:06, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Pi.1415926535: Sigh, thanks for the heads-up. I've got a few things at hand and I'll see what I can do. Mackensen (talk) 00:07, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
On the plus side, I've now got dates accurate to at least the month level for almost all station openings and closings since public subsidy began, including when commuter trains moved to Capital Beltway (August 1982) and when all service moved to New Carrollton (October 30, 1983). (It'll take a while for me to finish the MARC article and then fill in the station articles). I'm still missing three closure dates:
  • Hyattsville on the Camden Line, between 1981 and 1986
  • Edmondson Avenue replaced with West Baltimore. It was Edmondson Avenue at the last Chesapeake timetable and West Baltimore by 1986.
  • Frederick Road on the Penn Line: probably still in service in 1980, gone by 1986
Because Baer doesn't give any useful details (other than a contradictory hint that Frederick Road was closed before 1979) and they don't show up in any Proquest or Highbeam articles, I'm about stuck on those three. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 18:38, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
I have a 1981 B&O "Potomac Valley Service" timetable. It confirms that Hyattsville is still listed on what was then called the "Baltimore Line", but seeing one train each way per day (out of four). Not having much luck so far on Conrail's operations. Mackensen (talk) 13:18, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Sonny Bama[edit]

You recently deleted the page Sonny Bama because it was previously deleted via discussion. However, the previous page that was deleted via discussion was a long time ago. The content of the page is similar but the person is now cited with better sources that show his notability. Can we allow the undeletion of the page to start a new discussion? Jdogg Shaw (talk) 16:05, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

  • @Jdogg Shaw: I had another look at the deleted content and decided that it differed enough to warrant undeletion. That doesn't stop anyone from renominating it for deletion under different grounds. Best, Mackensen (talk) 18:02, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

CSD tagging[edit]

Hi, the reason I tagged those CSD'd those templates was because I did close those discussions, but I later reverted myself when I realized that I had misread the dates and the discussion couldn't be closed yet. I thought I reverted all my edits, but I guess I missed those ones. Hope that clears things up. Omni Flames (talk) 12:45, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Recent changes on WP:CSD[edit]

Hello, and thanks for deleting Brown Clay. I am here to notify you about that the "Neelix Redirect" criterion has separated out from G6 and become CSD X1. Thank you. NasssaNser 10:53, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Union public service commission[edit]

The creation of Union public service commission included text from Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, but the editor did not follow the guideline Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. Did I miss something?--S Philbrick(Talk) 12:09, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

  • @Sphilbrick: There's barely any overlap between the two: [3]. Two sentences at most; and they probably fall under WP:NOATT. Maybe a note is required on the talk page, but a G12 isn't justified. Mackensen (talk) 12:27, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
It looked like a close paraphrase when I first looked at it, and there's little doubt it was used improperly, but not as bad as I first thought.--S Philbrick(Talk) 12:33, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Roger Milla Stadium[edit]

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Your userpage[edit]

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Deletion of Genius Sports[edit]

Hi Mackensensen. I am looking to set up a page for Genius Sports, a large sports company that has recently signed a number of exciting agreements with major sports federations.

Could you please give me some feedback why the initial page was removed so that I can hopefully submit a more acceptable copy second time round?

Cheers. George3107 (talk) 10:44, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

  • The specific reason the page was deleted was that, as written, it did not credibly claim significance. That's not to say that the company is not notable; it's that as written the article didn't make it clear how or why the company is notable. The tone was also somewhat promotional (even now, on my talk page, you're referring to "exciting" agreements). Note that if you're connected with the company in some way, you should read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest before proceeding. Mackensen (talk) 12:02, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of MOVE-II[edit]

Hi, I just saw, that the article I started drafting yesterday got deleted (Code G11). I checked that code and it said I failed to include enough reliable sources for the article. Well that is obviously true, as there was no reference included. However that was due to the fact that its still in draft, not due to the reason that there are insufficient sources.


I think this may be a start for references to be included. There are several more published scientific papers etc that cover the subject. As promotional also carries the implication the article may not be of general interest for the public, our motivation for creating it was that we often met people who asked us why there's no article covering MOVE-II.


Therefore we'd like to have our article undeleted, and as soon as the draft is done, submit it for review :) (which I obviously was mistaken to believe is the first time we get into risk of deletion).


With kind regards,

Sauronforpoor (talk) 12:51, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Hello. WP:G11 refers to "Unambiguous advertising or promotion"; not references. Draft:MOVE-II, as written, contained a mission statement and a technical description and wasn't written as an encyclopedia article. Also, if you're connected with the MOVE-II project please see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. Mackensen (talk) 12:57, 11 August 2016 (UTC)


OK, I see. In fact it is the first time I tried to create an article and I am member of the team. In case we still think it reasonable to have an article due to public interest, regarding to COI, I guess it'd be best to find someone not involved for writing the article? Sauronforpoor (talk) 15:13, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Fox Chase Line[edit]

Why is there a need to divide references into two types for the sake of a single source? Harvard style works well when most sources in an article are books - especially a small number of books - but for an article with mostly online sources it seems silly. I don't understand you comment about "bad things happen[ing]". Pi.1415926535 (talk) 16:57, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

  • @Pi.1415926535: Because I'm up to my eyeballs in false references in the Philadelphia area, and a common tactic is a misleading page range. Mackensen (talk) 16:59, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm aware of that, but how does that have anything to do with referencing style? The {{rp}} template is still a convenient marker for the exact page for each citation instance. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:06, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
When it comes to that, I find Harvard style easier to read than rp, and I recall being advised against rp during a GA review at some point. Admittedly it's personal preference. Mackensen (talk) 17:08, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I have the opposite preference - Harvard style gets me frustrated going back and forth between the two styles. For now, would a fair compromise be not to convert anything to Harvard style unless a) book (or similar) references represent more than half of citation instances in the text of the article and b) there's a need to indicate individual page numbers (i.e, not just a single page or a single short range)? That seems like it would keep a consistent style for articles with majority web sources, but the longer articles with heavy book reliance would use Harvard for the books.
Here's the Metroliner postcard, by the way. Turns out they were made at Budd's Red Lion plant, off the West Trenton Line, so a lot of the early testing was done on the Reading. Baer has several notes about that in his 1967 and 1968 histories. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:35, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

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Hey, why did you delete the article on Kayleigh McEnany? By what standard was there a consensus? It sure did not seem like a consensus to delete to me.Tesint (talk) 03:17, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Having reviewed the comments by all the participants at the discussion, I saw a clear consensus among them to delete because there wasn't sufficient significant, in-depth coverage of the subject. Best, Mackensen (talk) 03:22, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

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S-Line Colour[edit]

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ICYMI[edit]

Oanabay is now socking... note Special:Contributions/174.67.240.135. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 00:11, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Surprised he didn't sooner. Blocked. Mackensen (talk) 04:07, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Template:Center City Commuter Connection[edit]

Having read both the Reading Viaduct and Ninth Street Branch articles, I can't tell which is the appropriate link target for the line from Reading Terminal to Temple University? Useddenim (talk) 13:58, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

  • @Useddenim: In my view it would be Ninth Street Branch; from what I can tell the Reading Viaduct describes the disused portion of the branch. Mackensen (talk) 19:01, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up. (I guess both articles would benefit from some editing.) Useddenim (talk) 19:07, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim[edit]

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New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

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Aqueduct Racetrack[edit]

Thank you again for your help on the Aqueduct Racetrack article. I have added some additional information, and I have found references that have allowed me to eliminate almost all of the uses of the nycsubway.org page as a reference. When you have a chance could please check out my work? Thanks.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 02:35, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

  • I've been traveling for the last few days but I'll be able to return to the article tomorrow. Mackensen (talk) 05:08, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
  • OK, thank you. Have you been enjoying your travels?--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 12:55, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Acela Express[edit]

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75th Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line)[edit]

Hi Mackensen. Thanks for helping with the GA reviews. I have tried to fix things on the page so that it can pass. You haven't responded recently. When you have a chance, could you see what else needs to be done so that it could pass? Thank you and have a good evening.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 22:15, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Could you check what I have now done? Thanks.--Kew Gardens 613 (talk) 22:20, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

"regional rail" versus "commuter rail" on MBTA articles[edit]

Could you take a look at the recent edits of 72.93.59.87 (previously 72.93.59.26 and probably 108.20.165.202 thanks to dynamic IPs) on MBTA articles? They may have something of a point as far as the American versus European meanings of "regional rail" versus "commuter rail" (especially since the former article has no citations, and no discussion about the use of the term in the US), but the confusing links and giant comments they're leaving are somewhat disruptive. I'm not sure what the best way to end the disruption is, without necessarily chasing away a potentially good editor (although I see you've had to revert them on several occasions) or having to do something like an RFC. Thanks, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:19, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

@Pi.1415926535: Yes, the endnotes are overkill. That said, my gut reaction is that the IP is right: the term "regional rail" isn't in common use in the United States. Is there a reason we don't call these commuter rail stations (or, better yet, just train stations)? Mackensen (talk) 20:36, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
My understanding is that academically in the US, "commuter rail" properly refers to systems like Sounder that have heavily peaked service, while "regional rail" refers to systems like MBTA and indeed SEPTA Regional Rail that run frequent all-day service, reverse peak service, and weekend service. There's not a particularly well-defined way to establish that, though; different agencies use different terms, and there's not even the level of legal definitions like with HSR. I would prefer to keep "regional rail" in the MBTA articles as I feel that is a more accurate description than "commuter rail" given that the system is designed to be used by more than just commuters. "Train station" tends to imply true intercity rail so that would not be my first choice. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:04, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
@Pi.1415926535: That distinction makes sense to me, but it's not reflected in our usage. MBTA Commuter Rail doesn't use the term; regional rail has a hat note telling people to see commuter rail; even SEPTA Regional Rail describes the system as "commuter rail" in the lede. Are there reliable sources discussing the term? Mackensen (talk) 21:30, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
This Transportation Research Record issue has a lot of discussion about "regional rail" in the context of all-day systems (including some heavy rail and light rail) that have all-day bidirectional service with a regional scope rather than solely serving a CBD. TRR is the premier transportation journal; unfortunately a lot of their newer stuff is pay walled. Slambo, I see you've also become involved; thoughts? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:44, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
I only saw the one that I edited this morning. The commentary seemed a bit excessive and better suited to the talk page than in an HTML comment in the article. The visible link, which itself pointed to a disambiguation page, seemed unproductive to me, especially since it was on an article about a strictly American subject (last time I checked, MBTA serves locations only in the United States and doesn't reach into Canada yet...). However, based on what I saw on the regional and commuter rail pages, the point seemed valid, so I proceeded on the premise that the best solution was to keep the existing text but pipe the link to the commuter rail article and remove the potentially inflammatory [Americanism] superscript and poorly placed hidden comment. I'm in Wisconsin and have heard both regional and commuter rail used to describe Metra services locally, so I am impartial as to which is used in the long run. Slambo (Speak) 22:47, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Looping in Reify-tech and ArnoldReinhold who left comments on my talk page here, and Natg 19 who mass-reverted the IP. I think at this point it may be worth a discussion at Wikiproject Trains? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 02:16, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes, please start it. Also could you provide diffs to the edits in question? --agr (talk) 12:54, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
This is one of the original changes made by the IP editor: [4] I reverted those changes and changed the link to use "commuter rail" as the IP editor recommended. Natg 19 (talk) 16:48, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
I'm not too clear about the distinctions between regional rail and commuter rail, but I did mass-revert the "commentary", and it seemed like those pages should use commuter rail (as the MBTA Commuter Rail article uses the term "commuter rail"), so I made those changes. I think it would be worth a discussion at the Trains project. Natg 19 (talk) 16:45, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
Regional rail has a specific meaning in Europe and many other countries, but it does not have that meaning in the U.S. Amtrak does use the word in its European meaning for the Northeast Regional service but I doubt anyone here who hasn't spent time riding railroads overseas picks up on its European significance. For most Americans its just a marketing name to distinguish it from the high speed Acela service on the same line. As far as I know that is the only Amtrak line with two levels of service that would justify use of the term Regional as the rest of the world understands it. All the other passenger rail on the tracks of the national network are considered Commuter rail, even though some lines have characteristics that could be termed regional in the European sense in that they connect two or more cities. The Newtonville (MBTA station) that was edited in the diff above is a good example of why. As it happens I am sitting a ten minute walk away from that station. I use it often. There are several trains to Boston in the morning and from Boston in the evening that stop there, with spotty service during the day. Someone looking at a map might think to call it a regional rail station since they might envision that it could also be used to commute to Worcester, Massachusetts, but the first train in the morning to Worcester stops at Newtonville at 10:39 a.m. The focus of this line is getting commuters to work in Boston, with reverse service to Worcester provided on a limited basis. Similarly {{SEPTA Train]] which calls itself regional rail, has a couple of lines that could qualify, e.g. the Trenton, NJ, and Newark, DE lines, but SEPTA does not distinguish those services from others that are not intercity. Regional apparently just means servicing the greater Philadelphia region. Also note that US Commuter rail operators are state or local governments, with some cooperative agreements between two or three states. Well run ones take advantage of opportunities to generate non-commuter traffic, but that is not their primary business. Another thing to note is the bit about operating on the national rail network. That is a major characteristic of Commuter rail in the US and triggers the need to comply with stringent Federal Railroad Administration safety standards for passenger cars. Our article on Commuter rail in North America should mention that. It limits the use of rolling stock from the rest of the world, e.g. DMUs, though some wavers have been granted.--agr (talk) 04:32, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

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KirksKeyKard[edit]

Your statement about interacting with both LiveRail and Bhtpbank is an interesting statement from a highly respected editor, and which begs the question of why you failed to issued a request for a WP:SPI if you had identified KirksKeyKard as a potential Sockpuppet of BHTPBank prior to this occasion? Surely, if this editor was so transparent in their behavior (i.e. unbecoming that of a WP editor), then this Sockpuppet would have been blocked earlier before they had committed damaging edits to this project. I have looked through the contributions of this editor and I find little that would cause any Admin to have reason to issue so much as a warning. So a I ask of you, where is the edit warring, the anti-civil behavior that generally result in the imposition of a block??? I see an editor that raised a WP:ANI for an admin that was edit warring and non-civil, but was simply admonished ... so where is the balance, the equivalence?? I assess your judgment to be biased and questionable. You give an opinion, but have no evidence to provide as to poor behavior by the admin. At worst I see an editor that has likely tried to start afresh, but when identifying a more sinister and badly behaved sock-puppet has exposed themselves to be a former banned user. By all accounts, and looking at their edits, this editor otherwise would have gone unnoticed by any admin. 2601:191:1:2E9C:C4F5:1EBC:36E5:B59D (talk) 15:47, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

  • You were banned for good cause. You came back, stayed under the radar a while, and then got into the same kind of trouble. You avoided some of the obvious mistakes this time around, but you can't really complain at this stage if you keep socking and people keep identifying the socks. If you'd like to resume editing then Wikipedia:Standard offer is a good approach and I'm willing to help you. Best, Mackensen (talk) 19:15, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

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Looking for a PD photo of GM's Train of Tomorrow[edit]

Mackensen,

I am looking for a PD photo of GM's Train of Tomorrow for an article on the train (currently a draft in my sandbox). I noticed that you've uploaded a great brochure on it that has lapsed into the public domain, and I've been looking for a PD photograph to go with images I plan to extract from the brochure. I've found a great image from Southern Methodist University's library and another couple from GM (here and here) that I inquired about via e-mail, but SMU and GM still claim copyright on them, respectively. I'm also intrigued by this image from Florida Memory, especially due to having found this PD image from the same source, although there is no way to prove it has been published and it could very well still be protected by copyright. I've also found this photo on eBay, which looks like it might be PD due to lack of a copyright notice, but again I don't think I can prove it has ever been published. Anyway, I'm curious if you might have any ideas for where to find a nice PD photo or two of the Train of Tomorrow. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. All the best!

Michael Barera (talk) 03:49, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

  • @Michael Barera: That's wonderful that you're doing Train of Tomorrow; I started gathering material but never did anything with it. I never found a photo beyond that brochure. Commons has treated material from Florida Memory as presumptively PD; see Category:Images from the Florida Photographic Collection. I think that's a little dubious given the lack of source information, but it's been allowed. See also File:Amtrak Silver Palm during inaugural run.jpg. Given the description of the listing I doubt the eBay was ever published so it's probably copyrighted. Surprisingly we don't seem to have any pictures of any of the cars in later revenue service with UP. Roger Puta might have captured one of the cars. I haven't gone through his UP photos. I'm also going to check Roger's BN photos; IIRC the cars were used in pool service Seattle–Portland. Mackensen (talk) 12:23, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Mackensen! From the sources I've already found, you're right about the four cars ultimately running a UP service between Portland and Seattle. I've received a promising preliminary e-mail from the State Archives of Florida, quoting directly from the Photographic Archivist Assistant:
I am looking into this photo and when it was donated. It is a copy negative made from a print loaned to the Archives. With the loan, the State Archives became the copyright holder for all of the images in the collection. I don't know if the photo was published at the time, but we have never had any disputes over copyright for this image. If I find any additional information about the photo I will let you know. Beyond this we tell everyone that our only requirement is that you credit the State Archives of Florida. Our credit line is "Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida." If the photographer is noted, "Photo by John Doe, courtesy of the State of Archives of Florida."
I'm hoping that further research can clear it as PD. Worst case scenario, though, I've got some awesome images from that brochure you uploaded that I can use to illustrate the article. And I just obtained a copy of Ric Morgan's The Train of Tomorrow via interlibrary loan, so I should really be able to flesh out this article over the rest of this month. I'm hoping to get it to GA status by myself, but might you (at some point in the future) be willing to go in on an FA nomination with me for it? I know you have that Turboliner article under your belt, and I'd love to (help) produce an FA of my own some day. Thanks again for all your help, and all your amazing and inspiring contributions to Wikipedia and Commons! Michael Barera (talk) 04:54, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
Morgan's book is excellent; I don't have it but I do have a couple of design books which I think discuss it. White's book on passenger cars probably does too. I'll try to help out but my availability is going to be spotty over the next few weeks. Mackensen (talk) 14:08, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
I completely understand, Mackensen. I'm working on reading Morgan's book right now, so hopefully I'll be resuming work on writing the article in a week. Also, I received the following message from the State Archives of Florida today: I checked out N039552. The original was a loan, and the donor gave all rights to us. No photographer is noted, so “Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida” would be the credit line. Do you think that it would be safe to assume this image is PD, like the Silver Palm one, or not? I always tend to err on the side of caution, and I'm still skeptical about this. All the best! Michael Barera (talk) 03:35, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
I'd say the situation is comparable to the Silver Palm image. I have some volumes of Trains from 1946–1948 and I'm checking to see what contemporary coverage there was. Mackensen (talk) 03:41, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

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not you...[edit]

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Redirect hijacking[edit]

Based on Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive939#What_to_do_about_a_page_turned_into_a_completely_different_article, you've had experience with this sort of thing.

Diptsm (talk · contribs) seems to have done that redirect-hijacking trick with Dimoline to move in Flick Law Firm. This isn't simple spamming calling for simple tagging, so is there a procedure for reporting this sort of thing? --Calton | Talk 13:46, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

  • @Calton: I've seen one or two other cases reported on WP:ANI; I don't think there's a specific procedure yet. It's (so far) uncommon enough that it doesn't need one. I think in each case you report it there, then an admin fixes the move, unmerge the page histories if necessary, indef the person who did it, and have WP:SPI check for socks. Mackensen (talk) 13:51, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks, but report how and to whom? Tagging Flick Law Firm as spam, absent any other form of notification, will simply have the page deleted. In the interim, I've used the simple {{db|1=some reason}}. tag with a long explanation inside [5]. Surely there's a more direct way to do this? --Calton | Talk 14:09, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
  • @Calton: I apologize; I wasn't clear. I've just seen this reported on ANI so far. I think these cases belong there so that administrators are generally aware of the tactic. Apparently some of these incidents are tracked at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Highstakes00. Mackensen (talk) 14:07, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

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admin?[edit]

I was just looking at your user page, are you an admin?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 07:13, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Never mind, just found it.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 07:15, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
@Kintetsubuffalo: Anything I can help you with? Mackensen (talk) 14:10, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

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Lincoln stations[edit]

It looks like you're the primary contributor to both Lincoln (CB&Q station) and Lincoln station (Nebraska). I generally hold that when a historic station is replaced by a modern station on the same site (or very close nearby), it's better to keep them on one page for a more logical flow of information. See for example Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center, which follows something like eight different stations across their histories; none of the individual stations would be worth a GA. (There are of course exceptions where the two structures each have enough history for lengthy articles, but that's not really the case here.) Would you have any objection to the articles being merged? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:10, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

  • No strong objection, but I would note that they're a solid block apart and the current station is on a new alignment. Mackensen (talk) 03:47, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm ready to move my new Train of Tomorrow article to the mainspace[edit]

Mackensen,

I'm ready to move my new Train of Tomorrow article to the mainspace, where I plan to nominate it as a DYK. I've put as much time, effort, and care into it as my other (large) DYK nominations, but if you're interested in taking it to the next level, I'd be more than willing to work with you on getting it to GA or even FA status. Let me know if you're interested. Also, I don't have access to Great Trains West online, so I'm putting that source on the back burner for now by hiding it in the wiki-markup. All the best!

Michael Barera (talk) 05:52, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

  • @Michael Barera: looks fantastic. There's a few things I'd tweak, but I have limited access the next few days, so don't let me hold you up. Mackensen (talk) 12:33, 20 January 2017 (UTC)