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Jon Hinck[edit]

I'm a relatively new editor and not clear on the format for justification of edits. Let me know if there is a better way to handle this.

Jon Hinck's wife works for Verrill Dana, and it is true that this firm represents Transcanada in some actions. However, the Web site cited in this connection does not mention that fact, and the suggestion that Verrill Dana has some connection with the Keystone pipeline is tendentious. I contacted Hinck and was told Browne "some legal work in Maine for Waste Managment, Inc. in connection with the solid waste busines and Transcanada in connection w/ windpower. She has nothing to do with the Keystone Pipeline (although Transcada [sic] is the developer of that)."

I have to say that I am concerned about the motivations of this and some other edits (eg "currently married") to the Jon Hinck article.

Sicroff —Preceding undated comment added 19:34, 4 February 2012 (UTC).

Christian Colón[edit]

Like I said, you arent going to find sources with the accent, because the sources (ESPN, MLB.com, Baseballreference.com, etc) don't use the accents for anybody. See Bartolo Colón, Roman Colón, or any of the people on the Colón article, the accent is correct.--Yankees10 20:13, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

WP:PROVEIT. The burden on Wikipedia is for people to prove their claim. Prove he spells his name with the accent mark or stop moving the page to a name you cannot prove.--TM 15:29, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Baseball‎#Christian Colon.--Yankees10 15:54, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Maher Udda[edit]

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Racism in Germany[edit]

You were right with your critique in march. I fell over the article later, when it had developed further. After adding basics, I will add to the racism aspects of sub-topics now. I seek someone to clean up the remnants of my german grammar, and help me to avoid bias. Your short commentary told me, you are concious about the subject. So it would be a honour, if occasionally you have a look and leave a feedback for me.--fluss (talk) 10:26, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

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Albert Pujols[edit]

LOL, don't worry about an edit war. I'm sure somebody will change it when the appropriate time comes.

When I undid your edit, I attached a link to an ESPN article that had no mention of "pending physical". Being that it's a recent event, it may have changed and since been added, but at the time of the undo it was not included. Jasonstru (talk) 15:57, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Mike Bibby[edit]

Sorry. I was trying to do a million things at once. I didn't look closely enough at everything you did. Zagalejo^^^ 20:46, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Jabari Parker[edit]

We edit conflicted. I restored your improper citation removal and left your grammar changes. I present three refs for a point that they were ranked much of the season. I don't see how you can make this point with a single reference.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:37, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

There are far, far, far too many references in the Jabari Parker article. Compare Park to Paul Pierce: 43 in-line citations for a high school basketball player (several of which do not directly relate to Parker, but to his teammate or team) compared to 31 for a NBA finals MVP with a dozen or so years playing at the highest possible level. The incredible number of references for Parker is harmful to the article and distracting. Having three references to show his team was highly ranked or that his teammates are also strong players does not make the article better.--TM 06:42, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm going to copy the debate to Talk:Jabari Parker and continue there.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:59, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Peter Cipriano[edit]

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Category:Ice hockey in Washington D.C.[edit]

See my proposal to rename Category:Ice hockey in Washington D.C. to Category:Ice hockey in Washington, D.C. Hugo999 (talk) 21:10, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

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Todd Chretien[edit]

Just re-instated my changes. Not sure why you undid them. I was tightening up the article (deleting details relevant in 2004 and 2006) and adding more recent links to Chretien's articles and a speech. (Korimako (talk) 04:37, 18 December 2011 (UTC))

Just reverted your changes and consolidated the links. The information you removed is very relevant to his political career and biography. Not sure why you removed the information; it was not time-sensitive information that suddenly became irrelevant. I consolidated the links of his articles and removed his works, just keeping the directory of his articles in stead of each one.--TM 14:50, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Female socialists[edit]

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Golfer cats[edit]

When adding the "Golfers from *state*" categories, please don't delete the "American golfers" cat, change it to "American male golfers" or "American female golfers" as appropriate. I'd suggest that the "Golfers from *state*" be placed after any other golf cats as it is generally the least important. Thanks. Tewapack (talk) 00:52, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

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Synagogue deletions[edit]

Hi Namiba, All your synagogue deletions are undoubtedly in the utmost good faith, but I would throw in a proposal to delete a mosque or church lest someone get the wrong impression of your intentions. Best, --brewcrewer (yada, yada) 17:22, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Before you accuse me of antisemitism (an overused trope no doubt for exceedingly pro-Israel/pro-Zionist/pro-Jewish editors (which I am sure you or others would never be considered), you should actually know what you are talking about. Of course, that might require some research, where you would see that I started Etz Chaim Synagogue. Can you tell the difference between that synagogue article and the ones I nominated for deletion? It has multiple, independent, non-trivial sources as opposed to the ones you claim are notable because they are old. If the synagogues in question actually contained a claim to notability or multiple independent sources, I would never have touched them. Just as I would never have nominated the hundreds of other articles I have nominated for deletion over the nearly 6 years editing Wikipedia.--TM 19:31, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Hi Namiba/TM: How would you define "exceedingly pro-Israel/pro-Zionist/pro-Jewish editors"? -- I am curious to know your criteria for this as it would apply to WP editing. Another point, it's surely bad form to nominate an article about a synagogue (a Jewish house of worship) for "deletion" during the seasons of both Hanukkah (now in its sixth day) or on Christmas Eve for obvious reasons. The festival of Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Jews over the Greeks who fought to wipe out the original Jewish Temple while Christmas is a time when some Christians resent the fact that Judaism rejects the Christian savior and it therefore creates ill-will when this should be the season of holiday good-will to all men. Think it over, you chose a poor time for your AfD. WP does not require editors to rid themselves of good old fashioned common sense. Thanks a lot! IZAK (talk) 16:40, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
If we stopped trying to improve Wikipedia during every holiday season, we would literally never improve Wikipedia. My interest is not in some editors ultra-cultural sensitivity and over-protection of articles with questionable notability that some identify with, but the overall betterment of Wikipedia. I am not going to engage in a fruitless discussion about why certain editors will simply not let an article related to their favorite culture be deleted or how certain editors pounce to support nonsensical claims to notability which they would never support if it were outside of their preferred cultural ideas or politics. Good luck battling and moralizing elsewhere, I have no interest in it.--TM 16:46, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Since you feel so strongly about "good old fashioned common sense" and "bad form", you will surely be disgusted that Category:Kwanzaa was nominated for deletion right before the Kwanzaa celebration. I hope you will go bother other editors about this clear, egregious attack on the Kwanzaa celebration and lack of "good old fashion common sense", right? You aren't just bothering me because I found a few articles on seemingly non-notable religious buildings you favor, right?--TM 16:54, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Canvassing[edit]

Thank you for the notification about this, but I disagree. All that I said to these users was that there were a couple of shopping mall articles in AfD. Saying they are not notable is precise, because they are just that, not notable, meaning it was in a neutral point of view. And I have provided evidence on the AfDs to prove this. At WP:CANVASS, vote-stacking is defined as posting messages to users selected based on their known opinions. That doesn't apply to this situation though, as I have disagreed with a user I notified on a shopping mall they listed at AfD. If I said something along the lines of "here are some shopping mall AfDs, please vote delete", it would be different, but that wasn't the case. Till I Go Home (talk) 00:11, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

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Michael F. Brennan[edit]

I understand your argument that they represented two completely different districts and live in different places. But they are the same district number. I'm sorry I'm not the one who numbered the districts. That's just the way it is.--Jerzeykydd (talk) 17:22, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Brian Scalabrine[edit]

Any chance we might be able to get a third opinion on the matter? --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 23:36, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I am always up for more opinions, but think about it: color commentators make up nicknames for players literally every day. Do they have any long lasting cultural value, or are they short term cruft only really useful or interesting to fans of that team at that time?--TM 01:36, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Well, considering it's in a section regarding fan support, I think it warrants inclusion. Plus, it's not something that King just created and only used once. He uses it often, including off the air. You'll find plenty of tweets on his verified Twitter account that reference it. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 02:45, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Ok, but 1) can you cite it independently of King? If it is used widely, I think it can be included, but nicknames come and go. What one person tweets about a player is really unimportant when you consider that this is an encyclopedia, not a fan site.--TM 03:18, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I can cite it independently. Here's one. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 20:44, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
That isn't citing Stacey King. It is a common phrase, this time used quite sarcastically for a below average NBA player.--TM 21:15, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

You know what, forget it. You're right and you win. I'm just happy that I got the fan support section added to his article. Few pine riders in the league are fan favorites quite like Scal, so I'll just let it be for now. I'll keep an eye out for citations to justify adding in that second nickname, though! :D --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 01:17, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Ugonna Onyekwe[edit]

Namiba, I hope there are no hard feelings about Mark Socoby - I just felt it didn't deserve to be on Wikipedia. Obviously you felt differently, which is why we had a difference of opinion about it. You do great work on here and I don't want to "make an enemy" with you (let's be honest - on Wikipedia, any quasi-regular editors eventually make "friends" and "enemies" on here, it's just kind of how it goes).

That being said, there is an article that needs to be created of an African basketball player who definitely meets notability standards. Ugonna Onyekwe, who played college basketball at Penn between 1999 and 2003, was the Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year two times - 2002 and 2003. He was a legitimate NBA prospect but was never selected. He then embarked on an international professional career that lasted, from what I can tell, up until ~2008.

At this discussion for WP:CBBALL, he is one of the players mentioned that is needed as a two-time conference player of the year. I know that you're big on Africa articles as well as basketball ones, so this seems like a perfect fit for you. Would you be interested in creating it? I'm trying to reach out to editors who I know have particular interests to get some of these players' articles created. Jrcla2 (talk) 20:26, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

I can take a look and work on it, but what really bothered me about the Mark Socoby discussion was not that the article was deleted (wrongly, I still believe and primarily because of the stated bias against mid-major players), but that someone would attack my credibility and reason. I've been editing on Wikipedia for close to six years and seen ups and downs. Few editors have created the amount of articles I have. For most articles I have created, I've had to go deep into sources, search for topics which are not well covered by major news sources in the western world. What bothered me was that you would find it hard to believe that I could objectively edit and that my opinion should be discounted because I have made so many articles about Maine-related topics. In fact, would it not be quite the opposite? That perhaps I have a strong understanding of the rules and of Maine-related topics? Nevermind the hundreds of articles on Sao Tome and Principean politicians, Namibian military generals, bilateral relations articles for Central Africa or dozen or so articles on Islam in African countries. I did not appreciate your comments impugning my reliability as an editor. So yes, I will see what I can do, but be more cafeful and thoughtful than trying to devalue the editing of other experienced volunteers to Wikipedia.--TM 23:22, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

School of Criticism and Theory[edit]

I have declined the A7 CSD--please see the article in its current state, after a couple of edits. Google Books works wonders. Drmies (talk) 18:20, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Green pary page section added on fundraising positon ref superpacs[edit]

Green party and fundraising position[edit]

I see you are major contributor to the green party page and want to drop you a note I added a section.....it is a big long winded in the sentence...so feel free to break it up. Also for tons and tons of secondary references if you want to add them..go the super PACs page where there are about 50 you can use. Pbmaise (talk) 00:59, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Jill Stien position on super PACs[edit]

I see you contribute to Jill Stien page. Just a quick note I added a small section on current position on PACs...the secondary reference is rather if possible..if you are a supporter of this party it would be nice to have a more solid new paper account. Further..see page Political action committee is you want to bring in any of the over 60 references you will find there to expand/modify.Pbmaise (talk) 01:27, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

AfD and PROD[edit]

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Category:Americans Elect people[edit]

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Dead link in article 'Alfio Piva'[edit]

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Slavick Page[edit]

First of all, words in a message don't always have the tone which they are intended. I want to mention that I appreciate what you are doing to preserve the integrity of Wikipedia and its content. Please tell me what your objections are and what I can do to meet them so that the statement regarding Slavick's comments can appear in the record.

Originally when I posted the following:

Mr. Slavick has organized several protests in Portland's Monument Square that blame Israel for the plight of the Palestinians including one on the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War. In a commercial he ran during his campaign for US Senate he referred to what the Israeli's did in defending themselves in the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War as ethnic cleansing the Palestinians.

You objected because you wanted a source, you wanted it cited etc. I tried to meet all of those requirements.

Here is my backstory, if it matters.

I worked as the production director for 11 radio stations in Maine. Bill Slavick advertised with us for Maine Vets for Peace and also for his election campaign. In late May of 2007 he came in to record a commercial about the plight of the Palestinians as the 40th anniversary of the 6-Day War approached. He was organizing a protest in Monument Sq. He did this sort of thing regularly.

We had a conversation. I told him that I felt his language was a bit strong. That the sad fact was that the Palestinians were mistreated by the Arab world in a way that Irish immigrants were treated by Whites in the second half of the 19th century. He agreed.

I have read his wikipedia page and I think it is important that what he said is part of his biographical record. If you need me to present the information differently, I will.

The bottom line is that the statement is true. Its backed up with a recording of Bill Slavick, in his own words, with his own voice, unedited, an excerpt from an advertisement that he wrote and recorded in my presence.

Please let me know what your objections are and how I can meet them.

Thanks!

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File:Algeria China Locator.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Thank You[edit]

I was looking on your talk page for a response but see you posted on mine. Thanks for the feedback. I have rephrased the "defending" to a more neutral point of view. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Needsmoreritalin (talkcontribs) 02:19, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

No, you do not understand. Your video is incredibly biased and proves nothing. It is a clear violation of WP:BLP and I am reporting your edits for the violation of WP:3RR which I have already noted.--TM 02:21, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Slavick[edit]

I'm confused - you appear to have gotten information out of sources that doen't appear in them - for instance, "His wife, Ursula, served as Portland Teachers’ Association president," does not appear anywhere in the Bangor Daily News article. Where are you finding this info? Hipocrite (talk) 14:44, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Alexander Cornell du Houx[edit]

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Category:Gary Johnson[edit]

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Thomas Peters (revolutionary)[edit]

Hi, I have an interest in Peters, and firstly wanted to thank you for starting this article many years ago. I was happy to see him included in WP. (You will notice that in view of the seriously misleading recent page vandalism, I decided to revert the page to a more reliable, earlier version.) I am fascinated about the mentioned details of his birth (June 25, 1738, Nigeria) and wondered if you had any information about the source of these details. Many thanks, and keep up the good work. 86.7.135.82 (talk) 13:50, 29 August 2012 (UTC) P.S.Sorry! After posting the above, I didn't realise I was logged out! ;-) Pictonsl (talk) 13:53, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

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Spelling Errors[edit]

Hi User:Namiba, I was browsing through the category for Namibian politicians and I noticed that you created the article Johannes Nakwalifa , however I want to bring it to your attention that it is spelled wrong...It should read as Johannes Nakwafila[1], If you have time , can you also help change Max Nekongo to Marx Nekongo (reason I am asking your help is cos I don't know how). Thank you . P.S: Thumbs up, you have created quite a number of Namibian articles,keep it up. User:Elianamwiha(talk) Elianamwiha 22:18, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

:::: Figured it out, now moved ...User:Elianamwiha(talk) Elianamwiha 14:13, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

According to Wikipedia...[edit]

Please do not write "according to Wikipedia article xxx..." such as here. We cannot use Wikipedia to source itself. Sorry to bring up an edit you made 6 years ago. --Jameboy (talk) 13:10, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

miss click?[edit]

Hi I reverted your edit here diff as it seems extremely detrimental - apparent vandalism - but I show good faith - I am sure it was a miss click - regards - Youreallycan 18:45, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Yep, it was a miss click. I have fixed it now. Thanks!--TM 18:46, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Cool - Your contributions are appreciated - regards - Youreallycan 18:48, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bernard Mingeri[edit]

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Namibian content[edit]

Hi Namiba, just to let you know: I expanded Doreen Sioka, an article you created, and I created Voice of Namibia, an article you requested. Both are at T:TDYK here: Template:Did you know nominations/Doreen Sioka, Voice of Namibia. Cheers, Pgallert (talk) 16:15, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Faye Resnick[edit]

Back in August 2011 you PRODded this, and it was deleted. Undeletion has now been requested at WP:REFUND, so per WP:DEL#Proposed deletion I have restored it, and now notify you in case you want to consider AfD. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 21:08, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Jonathan Dedering[edit]

In response to Nabmia, I do not understand why you are deleting the significant contributions to this page. First, this political candidate's loss was, in fact, overwhelming to his opponent. Husley received about 75% of the vote. Almost every election during that cycle was at least within the 55-45% or 60-40% range. 75% in a general election is exceptional.

Second, this political candidate's current activities have been criticized by members of the District in which he is serving as a campaign manager. The local political source cited is a respected local media outlet that has been in publication for several years.

Third, this page was created by the candidate's own political team. That is not ethical.

In summary: this Wikipedia page starts to reflect propaganda over genuine knowledge when you start deleting substantive edits as reflected above. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.47.117.233 (talk) 00:13, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Abraham Iyambo's death confirmed[edit]

I found it http://www.namibtimes.net/forum/topics/dr-abraham-iyambo-dies-in-london.. just forgot to add the source.

Benjamin Dorme Lartey[edit]

Hello, thanks for creating this article. It's been tagged for WP:NOTABILITY for 4 years now. If you have time, could you look it over? Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 17:28, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

James John Skinner[edit]

Can you please explain why you persist in deleting the edits I have made to James John Skinner, namely Family and Quotations. I have explained the sources for these which are reliable and referred to? Thanks. CWRSkinnerCWRSkinner (talk) 19:27, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

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Oklahoma City Red Hawks[edit]

I noticed that you have been putting the OK City team into the lead para of several baseball players, like Brett Wallace. Although this seems to be a good idea, it is not the Wiki standard. For example, I follow the Blue Jays closely, and none of their minor league players have the minor league team in the lead paragraph. Cpfan776 (talk) 00:33, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

I think that it should be standard. Let's make it so!--TM 02:03, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Go ahead. Change every minor league ball player. I'll guess that you will be blocked. Cpfan776 (talk) 15:32, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the encouraging words. Happy editing.--TM 16:01, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

The biggest issue I have with this is that you're putting in the AAA team and removing the MLB affiliate. They're signed to the MLB team, and assigned to the minor league team the organization has an agreement with. We can't be saying that Terry Doyle plays for the Pawtucket Red Sox without acknowledging the Boston Red Sox. – Muboshgu (talk) 17:12, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

So perhaps we should go with another variation I've included: "Ryan Cole Lavarnway (born August 7, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher with the Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox." What do you think?--TM 17:36, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
That may work as a compromise. The infobox needs to remain the MLB franchise though. That's who they've signed with. – Muboshgu (talk) 17:39, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
That's probably a good idea. Glad a compromise could be worked out.--TM 17:40, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

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The Westin Portland Harborview[edit]

I just wanted to check why you moved the page for this hotel back to the former name of Eastland Park Hotel. The hotel no longer operates under that name. While it has not yet opened under the Westin name, that is the one it is currently being advertised under on its official site, the Westin corporate site, and its official Facebook page. jamesluckard (talk) 17:53, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Also, not sure why you deleted the official Facebook page for the hotel. It is operated by the hotel and has valuable news updates on the property. jamesluckard (talk) 17:54, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Robert Sands[edit]

The fact that he appeared in an NFL game and therfore passes WP:NGRIDIRON doesn't mean he automatically passes WP:GNG. The whole article basically says "Here is Robert Sands. He played college football, then played one game in the NFL. He was then released." It gives one reference, which is about a 40-word brief saying he entered the NFL Draft. As the article sits, it falls far short of WP:GNG which requires much more than is currently present. An article can pass WP:NGRIDIRON and still fall short of the necessary notability to have a standalone article. Luchuslu (talk) 19:27, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Yohanny Valera[edit]

Excuse me, Namiba, but I believe it's impossible in baseball for one to be retired AND a free agent. Either pick one or the other, and that's what I did, OR say that he's unofficially retired. That's probably what you should do instead of changing it back to something that's impossible. Nedgreiner (talk) 8:55, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea what you are speaking about. Could you point me to an article? Also, could you be polite?--TM 22:54, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

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St. Joseph primary school info[edit]

hello, do you know the address of st joseph's primary school in sierra leone? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.161.91.242 (talk) 19:54, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Ted Cruz in 2016 Prez Election[edit]

I'd like to apologize for deleting Ted Cruz from the 2016 Prez Candidates list. I hardly know anything about the guy and had no clue his mother was American. Take care, Kegejoeco (aka Plyjacks) (talk) 01:42, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Gilbert Arenas[edit]

Hi, I noticed that on 7 January 2012 you removed the Category:African-American basketball players from Gilbert Arenas and it has not been replaced since. I am curious if you know something about Arenas' ethnicity that others do not, but I am tempted to re-add the category to that page.Hoops gza (talk) 01:12, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

There is a tendency among Wikipedia editors to include categories on ethnicity which are completely unsubstantiated by sources. I am not sure, but Gilbert Arenas' article at the time was probably in this category. If you have sources as to his ethnicity, by all means cite it in the article and re-add the category if it is applicable. If you cannot find sources, please do not add ANY ethnicity category.--TM 02:37, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

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category removals[edit]

Please read WP:DUPCAT for the various uses of duplication of categories including the all included type of category. My edits are correct for all included categories; your reversions are not. Hmains (talk) 22:42, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

3 reverts[edit]

Your next revert of my work on Category:Rivers of Maine will be your 3rd revert. You refuse to discuss this matter on this page here or anywhere else. Hmains (talk) 03:05, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Eastland Park Hotel[edit]

I plan to move this page to the hotel's current name in about two weeks when it opens as The Westin Portland Harborview. I wanted to be sure you no longer have an objection. I know you were not pleased when I moved it over the summer, and I understand as it had not yet begun operating under its new name. However after it opens in about two weeks, it will make sense to have the page at that location, as the old name, "Eastland Park Hotel", was only used for 11 years of the hotel's 86 year history, and it has changed names so many times that there is not one name under which it is generally known. Having the page under the current name makes the most sense, especially as the building has been entirely gutted and rebuilt on the inside. jamesluckard (talk) 22:36, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Alexander Cornell du Houx[edit]

Hi there, I should have checked the history before cleaning up Alexander Cornell du Houx. I just thought the IP editor was making a nonsense edit by adding excessive whitespace and other errors. It was after I finished that I realized what was going on there, so I reverted back to your edit. Sorry about this. Cmr08 (talk) 08:56, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

It looks like there is a continued revert war with this IP editor, Cmr08. The three of you need to work this out on the article talk page. --Jprg1966 (talk) 06:22, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Norman Lermond[edit]

Hi Nambia;

I was researching a naturalist from Waldoboro, Maine and found myself drawn in to the origins of the Knox Academy of Arts and Sciences which drew me into the history of Norman Wallace Lermond. I lived in Warren for a while and had heard of the Knox Arboretum but the details of the story are more interesting than I knew. Thanks for starting the article on Lermond. Jim Derby (talk) 16:28, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Land reform in Zambia[edit]

Please accept my apologies for the delay in my response to you. I mistakenly thought that I had already responded. If you would like, I am willing to restore Land reform in Zambia as a draft or page within your userspace for continued development; however, given that it had only one paragraph that did not even mention Zambia, it was a legitimate candidate for deletion. I am much more available in the coming few days, so please let me know. Again, my apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Risker (talk) 03:36, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

My userspace is fine. The article must have been vandalized, as when I began writing, it had a number of sources. Also, as you can see, there are multiple scholarly articles and other reliable sources on the subject available for improving the article.--TM 15:20, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

African-American ethnicity categories[edit]

This is ridiculous that you keep reverting my edits on African-American articles. You will never be able to find cited material that the person is African-American for probably even 10% of the people on here who are

  • 1. of American nationality
  • 2. have some African blood in them

because of the history of Slavery in the United States. Ergo, a lot of people don't know where they came from. By the way, nice whoopie pie.Hoops gza (talk) 18:22, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, I do enjoy whoopie pies. However, if you cannot find a source, don't include the category. Isn't that the basis of Wikipedia? If it isn't possible to cite it, we shouldn't include it.--TM 18:29, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

I feel that we make an exception to the rule when it come to this particular subject.Hoops gza (talk) 19:00, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Where is that exception written out in policy? I've had this conversation several times and in the end, people agree with this point: unless you have a source that says it is true, do not add a category. It's a BIO and BLP issue.--TM 19:17, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

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The Halloween Massacre[edit]

Hi. I see you created a page called Halloween Massacre (Angola). I am curious as the title. What are the origins? Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 18:06, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

I took it from this entry.--TM 19:14, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I am looking into this. I think is should correctly be moved to "October Massacre (Angola)". Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 12:35, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

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US Senate election 2014 page[edit]

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Hello there![edit]

I have noticed you participate in several AfD's and I think you would be a great help for this project. JayJayWhat did I do? 18:12, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Question about synagogue AfDs[edit]

Hi there Namiba. Is there any particular reason you have chosen to nominate for "deletion" not one, but two synagogues located in Baltimore at this time? (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Congregation Tiferes Yisroel (2nd nomination) & Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Congregation Arugas Habosem.) You could have asked for some WP:EXPERT input at WP:TALKJUDAISM prior to making these moves, it would have helped arrive at WP:CONSENSUS before inviting any uncalled for questions. Thanks, IZAK (talk) 21:28, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

I chose to nominate those articles for deletion because they did not seem to meet the guidelines for notability.--TM 02:26, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

RfC[edit]

An RfC that concerns you has been opened. Please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Judaism#RfC: Should there be mass AfDs of articles about Orthodox synagogues?. Quite frankly this is not the best time to start a move to delete any synagogue articles given that the current Israel-Gaza conflict is now so hot that it is spilling over into attacks on synagogues in France, see Protesters scuffle with police at Paris synagogues (AP, July 13, 2014), and the problem is growing, so it behooves any editor undertaking such deletions to proceed with great care in order to avoid any semblance of impropriety until the temperature surrounding the role and place of synagogues as current flashpoints of conflict stops. Thank you, IZAK (talk) 04:22, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Community input has been requested[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)#Trying to avoid WP:WAR over spate of AfDs and PRODs. Thank you, IZAK (talk) 06:33, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


Roger Katz[edit]

While it doesn't say on the Roger Katz page that he is Jewish, it says so on the page Paul LePage#"The new Gestapo" remark. Djodjo666 (talk) 08:13, July 25, 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Tombs in the United States[edit]

Hi, I see you created this recently and have started populating it (and Category:Tombs by country has existed for a couple years). But I'm having a hard time figuring out what qualifies something as a "tomb", as it seems that inclusion is just based on what the gravesite is called rather than any substantive difference. Tomb also says the term is used for a broad range of burial site types. Thoughts? postdlf (talk) 18:14, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

I am no expert on tombs, but my assumption would be that a tomb is a structure containing remains. Is there a relevant WikiProject with which would can confer?--TM 14:05, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Death is the only one I can think of. postdlf (talk) 17:22, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

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Jordan Palmer (social activist)[edit]

Hello, I don't mind at all this redirect being turned back into an article, even though anyone doing so should make sure the article complies with WP:N and WP:RS (else it might end up getting deleted again). I do however take exception to the reverting of a 4-year-old change -- that's just not good wiki-etiquette. You had the option of starting a new article without reverting. By the way, the subject is a Facebook friend of mine, so I won't be editing in this article to improve it; I hope that you will do that now that you have essentially adopted it.  :) Have a nice weekend. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 12:45, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Category:People from Baldwin, Maine[edit]

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School AfDs[edit]

Hi. I just thought I'd point out that not only is 'redirect' anchored in policy as an alternative to deletion, but while OUTCOMES may be an essay 'page', it is one that does not express any opinion; it merely REPORTS - quite accurately - on well established and recognised practice. Hope this helps. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:54, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

It does report, but that essay is not an excuse to redirect hundreds of articles and destroy significant content without a discussion, as an editor has done.--TM 15:51, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

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Major Knight[edit]

Representing a specific city does not mean that someone is from that place. We don't categorize people by the cities that they represent. There is a difference between representing a city and living there. Vegaswikian (talk) 16:13, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Actually, no, I did not look at the source. I read the article. If the source justified the category and the article did not, then the category should be removed. Categories are based on the article content which is sourced. So the error was not mine but whoever incorrectly tagged the article without updating the text to reflect a critical point. Vegaswikian (talk) 21:01, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Categorizing lakes in Maine[edit]

Hey there! I'm curious what you think about the question I've raised here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_talk:Lakes_of_Maine Jbening (talk) 03:23, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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Okay. It would have headed off my revert if you'd SAID that in your edit summary. - Denimadept (talk) 02:02, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
If you had looked at the edit or my contribution history, you would have seen it for yourself instead of just blindly reverting.--TM 17:21, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Please comment[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Notability_(sports)#Bullpen_catchers Alex (talk) 05:54, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Namibian DYKs[edit]

Hi TM, there is a current DYK nomination on three Namibian articles: Dirk Mudge, South-West African legislative election, 1978, Transitional Government of National Unity (Namibia). You had your hands in all three of them at some time. --Pgallert (talk) 17:36, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Places in Aroostook County[edit]

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Lateef Olufemi Okunnu[edit]

Hi Namiba,

Compliment of the season to you and thanks for your recent edit on the above article. I want to let you know that I undid one or more of your edit to the article because the title of the article is a clear evidence that the subject is of yoruba decent. I understand that your remover of the category could be as a result of not been familiar with the language of the title but as a Nigerian Wikipedian, am aware that he's a yoruba descent. If you still disagree with it, please don't remove the cat again but let's discuss it on the article's talk page. Thanks for your help. Hope you are not offended in anyway? Happy editing! Wikigyt@lk to M£ 04:32, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Dormitories[edit]

Hello, I noticed your edits to User talk:Ktr101. Do you not think that 32 deletion notices in the space of 12 minutes was a bit excessive? It's usually better to PROD one article as a test case and then revisit the rest if the first ends up being deleted, and even if you do feel the need to nominate multiple articles in one go, there's no need to template the same editor multiple times—a hand-written list of the articles you've nominated will suffice. Thanks, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Going off of what HJ said, 5 SD and 27 PROD notifications in such a short span of time is not only disruptive to the editor who now has to defend all of these articles, but it now means that I have to spend a lot more time than I wanted to on Wikipedia to defend each and every one of these articles. I know you might not have meant it in mean spirit, but I also trust that you know better since you have been on far longer than I have. Besides, I also see that you templated many (if not all) of these articles in July. Just because people haven't improved them in fives months does not mean that they all need to be deleted now. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 22:20, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Please pardon my breach of wikietiquette. I've nominated George Washington Tower as a test case. Feel free to comment and improve the article.--TM 22:56, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
That works for me, as long as we can find common ground on this. If it looks like it will be merged, then I will act accordingly on all of the other articles. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 21:30, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't want to bring this up again, but four more notifications in two minutes concern me as I don't think you got the last message. Granted, it's not 32 notifications, but could you please not mass-notify someone like this and maybe even try to discuss this? I would be happy to not have to go on Wikipedia and find out that a lot of my articles are now up for deletion, as behavior like this is what drives new editors away, as well as people who have been here for years. The day you first mass-tagged those articles, I woke up to an overwhelming number of tags and saw a bunch of them deleted right after because I wasn't going to defend each and every article even though we could have merged all of them without unnecessary PROD notifications. I'm going to remove the tags if you don't mind, and go ahead and merge them in the near future, but only because I don't want to have to go and ask an administrator to undelete a ton of pages. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 22:12, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Hello again, as mentioned before, if you feel the need to PROD multiple article in quick succession, a hand-written list of the PRODded articles is infinitely preferable to multiple deletion notices. Thanks, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:35, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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"women farmers"[edit]

Just a FWIW, I re-added the category "American farmers" where you added "American woman farmers" to several articles. The reason for this is due to a major concern raised a few months back that women moved into their own category, absent an equivalent "male" category, is "Ghettoizing" women (this came about in the writers categories initially). Basically, absent fully diffused "male" and "female" (or men/women) categories, the main category needs to remain non-diffusing for both men and women. Hope that clarifies matters of you. Thanks. Montanabw(talk) 04:28, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Can you point me to that discussion? I do not agree with the notion that we should not diffuse the categories. It makes no sense, really. I am in the process of sorting all articles in American farmers into their state-level category. Why should African-American and women farmers be the only ones left in?--TM 12:17, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
If your intent is to FULLY diffuse the American Farmer category so it is EMPTY save for all subcats, then I'd be OK with that. But at the time you did this, there were no women left in the main category, it was all male, which is the "ghettoization" of women that raised a pretty nasty stink on WP a few months back in the writer categories due to the article in the New York Times. ([ http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/apr/29/wikipedia-women-problem/ see also here]). See what was done with Category:Women_writers, Category:American_writers and Category:Writers. If you have a "women" category, then you either need a "men" category, or keep the women in both the main category AND the subcat. And yes, African-American people too... racism and sexism have no place on wikipedia, even if unintentional. An example of a non-diffusing page is Category:Horse breeds Montanabw(talk) 21:29, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Those articles are all already in state-level categories, which are subcategories of the main farmers category. There is nothing sexist and or racist about this. Try not to blow it out of proportion.--TM 00:45, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
If you differentiate based on something, you're making just that distinction. In the case of race or sex, it's racism or sexism. Whether that's important here, I'd prefer not to say, but I suspect it is. Either differentiate equally, or don't do it at all. It generally bothers me to hear of "first X to do Y", as that makes X out to be important. It gets back to the saying about the dancing bear. Are we saying that it's amazing that X can do Y? Or do we expect it? I suspect you'll get a difference of opinion on this from different people. For instance, where X is (woman) and Y is... pretty much anything (fly in Shuttle, sail a ship, be US President, inseminate another woman, design a bridge, whatever). Some women will feel it's important, some won't. Ditto for men. - Denimadept (talk) 02:09, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
I honestly have no idea what you are trying to say. Can you explain what you mean in a different way?--TM 02:16, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Well, I could sort the words I used. Okay. To separate out a particular group is to pay attention to it, to say it's something special. The distinction Montanabw (talk · contribs) was making makes much of women farmers. The thing is, like women writers and women astronauts, to pick them out as something special implies that it's bizarre or somehow like the dancing bear, that they do it at all, rather than how well they do it. That they're women shouldn't be taken as special, and it shouldn't be unusual. But there will be some women who agree with me, and others who take it as inspirational, so I'd like the category to not be needed, even if some would like it there. Call me an idealist. - Denimadept (talk) 03:13, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Denimadept basically explains the concept - if we differentiate, then differentiate everyone or no one. If we really feel it is important to distinguish women, then also distinguish men. the guidelines for categories also allow for "container" categories (that have no articles, only subcats) and "non-diffusing" categories (where articles may be in both that category and in subcategories, this is particularly good for the "foo people by state" because it's a huge pain in the ass to sort through 50 categories with three people in them to find that foo person whose name you can't quite spell - or whatever. Bottom line: If you have a "female foo" category, then you need a separate "male foo" category. If you look at Category:American farmers, is clearly it not diffused into "male" and "female" (or men/women, which is preferred) categories - there are 220 articles listed there, the overwhelming majority are men. Remove the women but not the men and the women become the "dancing bear." Diffuse everyone, then I have no issue. This was clearly decided with the women writers flap and I really don't want to take this to the "drama boards" where it will blow up into an enormous shitstorm, but if you keep reverting these I will have to. Montanabw(talk) 05:01, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
I am in the process of fully diffusing American farmers into American farms by state. Women who farm have a very long and varied history and there is significant coverage of the topic. I will continue to sort the category, including by ethnicity and gender where appropriate. When I am done, American farmers will have few if any remaining categories. If you haven't noticed, I've already sorted over 100 farmer pages into their appropriate state-level categories. It would be very helpful if you did the same instead of trying to fight over the non-issue of diffusion.--TM 01:18, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Until there is also a "male Farmers" category, if you remove all the women, you are ghettoizing them. Editors ome and go, their work is forever. Frankly, there are some categories that should remain non-diffusing. Try figuring out if a farmer who moved three or four times is "from" any one state. It's a pain. Montanabw(talk) 20:18, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Solon Chase[edit]

I was just thinking that he needed a proper article, so I'm glad you did it! I recently uploaded this picture, which looks to be public domain. Might be good in the article. I'm glad I'm not the only one interested in the Greenbackers! --Coemgenus (talk) 21:10, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Category:People from Oakham, Massachusetts[edit]

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Miss Contestants[edit]

I've Speedied a bunch of pages based on the acceptence of speedy on several test cases and now findinf that they were created by a banned Sock of this user in violation of indef blocks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Mrdhimas/Archive A state level contest winner is only famous for a single event, and I understand that only people that represent their country in this kind of contest are considered notable. Legacypac (talk) 10:25, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

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I saw your category additions for my great great great great grandfather Benjamin Milliken I agree with all of the additions but dont agree with one deletion he was an American Emigrant and Loyalist to Canada as well as a United Empire Loyalist Thoughts Alan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Unionville (talkcontribs) 14:34, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

People from categories[edit]

The "occupation" from place categories do not where people actually did their occupation. Instead, it is a simple diffusion in that their occupation was/is politician, and then from a specific locale, so you move then to the subcategory. This is why they are "from" and not "of". As in, if it was Sportspeople/Poltician/Writer of XXXX, then there would need to be the connection you suggest. But instead, it is "from". Aboutmovies (talk) 22:54, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

I believe that the politicians category should be different, as you practice politics in a certain place, i.e. as an elected official of a certain town or state. Ben Chipman was born in Brunswick, but his connection and occupation is through Portland. Putting him in Category:Politicians from Brunswick, Maine is confusing and unneeded.TM 12:38, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

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Beramba, Madagascar[edit]

Hi Namiba, I would be grateful if you could find a source for this please, I can't find anything via Google Maps or Google itself. Thanks, 1Potato2Potato3Potato4 (talk) 16:38, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

To be honest, I wrote it nine years ago and I have no idea where I got the information. Possibly, it was a red link on the province page. I'm not really sure, nor could I find anything on Google.--TM 10:58, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Is there any issue with you if I take it to AfD? Thanks for the swift reply, 1Potato2Potato3Potato4 (talk) 16:52, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

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Edit Warring at ANSWER[edit]

I suggest you self-revert. Multiple editors apparently disagree with you. Take your proposed edit to talk. Capitalismojo (talk) 19:33, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Your comment on a proposed deletion[edit]

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Category:County Commissioners of Oxford County, Maine[edit]

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Amir Johnson[edit]

Hello. I recently undid your edit on Amir Johnson's page. The reason behind this was to keep the flow and consistency between other NBA players leading sentences. See Brandon Bass, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, etc. Thank you. --RichieConant34 21:22, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I think the introductions work best with the position included, as per other sports biographies.--TM 23:52, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
All NBA players have "professional basketball player". That is the structure here on Wikipedia. Just because someone thinks their way is right, doesn't mean that is the way it should be. As was said previously, it should be consistent throughout all NBA players. Miamiheat631 (talk) 00:04, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
I agree that leads are enhanced when the player's position is mentioned. However, I would leave it out of the first sentence. I suggest following the principles of WP:LEADSENTENCE: "... the first sentence should give a concise definition: where possible, one that puts the article in context for the nonspecialist." In that spirit, don't assume a reader knows whether a given position in basketball is related to a player, coach, or executive. Therefore, I suggest that the opening sentence explicitly state the person's role (e.g. player, coach, etc) and before getting into specific positions in a subsequent sentence.—Bagumba (talk) 00:08, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

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Category:County Commissioners in York County, Maine[edit]

Category:County Commissioners in York County, Maine, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. ...William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 15:53, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Amputees and War Wounded Association[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Amputees and War Wounded Association requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about an organization or company, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

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