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Thanks for your comments about Freedom for the Thought That We Hate

Thanks very much for your comments about Freedom for the Thought That We Hate at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1.

I've done my best to address these comments, and responded at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1.

As I stated at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1, these were quite helpful comments and I think the article now looks much better after I went ahead and implemented all of them.

Thanks again,

Cirt (talk) 05:52, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Update: I went back through the article per your 2nd set of comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1 and copyedited and made changes directly implementing your most helpful suggestions. Perhaps you could reevaluate your position at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1? Thank you for your time, — Cirt (talk) 18:16, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Response to 3rd set of comments at FAC

  1. I've responded to your 3rd set of comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1.
  2. Unfortunately, as is the case sometimes at FAC, it seems that some of your advice with respect to colons and commas and quotations conflicts with contrary advice from other commenters.
  3. In this situation, I would respectfully request that you help with copyediting itself, so the punctuation is to your satisfaction.
  4. As I have demonstrated to you, I have made three (3) good faith attempts to address all of your suggestions. When your recommendations are specific in nature, I have simply implemented all of them.
  5. Please note that I have raised precisely zero (0) objections to any of your recommendations, quite the opposite, when specific, I have instead voluntarily chosen to take initiative and make all of those changes directly to the article.
  6. This is a topic I've worked on since November 2012. It's an important and educational topic about freedom of speech, which is encyclopedic. I think it's be a great resource and contribution to Wikipedia if it could be a Featured Article quality. I think at this point perhaps you could help with these minor copyedits with regards to punctuation please?
  7. Thanks again for all of your specific comments. The article is indeed better for it. — Cirt (talk) 22:33, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Also, I see as you've done so at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Eurasian Blackcap/archive1, perhaps I could trouble you to strikeout comments and suggestions that I have addressed to your satisfaction, at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1? Thank you, — Cirt (talk) 22:45, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Update: Could you please have another look at Freedom for the Thought That We Hate? I've left some updates at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom for the Thought That We Hate/archive1. I went back through your comments and incorporated more of your suggestions and those of others. The article now includes only two (2) quoted sentences in its entirety. Perhaps it is now up to a level where you could reassess your position at the FAC? — Cirt (talk) 01:27, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks very much

Thanks so very much for moving your comments to the talk page and for your Support of Freedom for the Thought That We Hate for possible WP:FA quality.

I really appreciate your participation, your responsiveness, and your helpful comments.

Thanks again, — Cirt (talk) 00:50, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks very much for all of your help with successfully getting Freedom for the Thought That We Hate to Featured Article quality. I really appreciate the assistance in getting this article about freedom of speech to FA. — Cirt (talk) 23:34, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

writers

Hi, I noticed you've been moving a lot of writers. Just a suggestion - please make sure that anyone you move is also in a non-gendered sub-category of Category:American writers (e.g. as an essayist, journalist, poet, etc.). --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:02, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Obi-Wan,
Thank you for taking an interest in the categorization within this area of Wikipedia. Certainly, my hope would be that all of the articles would eventually be fully categorized. My current goal is to fully populate Category:American male writers and Category:American women writers.
Neelix (talk) 16:28, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok - but the problem is, it was this sort of move that got a lot of nasty articles written about us. Per WP:EGRS, if you do put someone in a gendered category, you also must ensure that they are in a non-gendered parent or sibling category as well. Otherwise it looks like ghettoization. Finally, tackling the writers category is quite tricky, as the diffusion rules for writers in general is unclear - which means in some cases, people should *also* remain in the parent for now, even if they are in gendered categories. ..--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:32, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi Obi-Wan,
Thank you for pointing me to our guideline on categorization by ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexuality; I did not know that we had such a guideline. Both Category:American male writers and Category:American women writers have subcategories, so neither is "the final rung in a category tree" as prohibited by the guideline. The reason I took on this categorization task is because of the nasty articles you mention; they seemed to suggest that women were being rejected from the main "American writers" category and the men were not. In order to counter this bias, I created the male counterpart category and have spent a considerable number of hours populating it. Why do you say that some articles should remain in the parent category as well as in the subcategory? I thought that was never a valid option.
Neelix (talk) 16:44, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Another aspect of that categorization guideline is that no-one should ever *only* be in a category defined by their gender, unless the whole tree is split at that level - as they have attempted to do with actors/actresses, and sports people. In writing, it's much less clear - and the American male writers cat is up for deletion anyway, so you may want to hold off populating that until you see what consensus is. I'd suggest working on de-ghettoizing instead - you could start with Category:American female comedians, there are a number of these that aren't elsewise categorized in the American comedian's tree, so that would be a huge help to deal with that. I've posted here an algorithm you can use to safely and in a non-sexist/racist way categorize someone, I'd welcome your inputs and thoughts on same. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Countering_systemic_bias/Gender_bias_task_force#List_of_categories_that_need_to_be_de-ghettoized. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:55, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi Obi-Wan,
This sounds quite complicated. There seems to be a lot of people working on this issue, so I think I'll leave it be for a while and go back to working in other areas of the project. I wish you well in your endeavours to sort out all of these categories.
Neelix (talk) 17:19, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
It would be a great help to all if you would re-add all the categories you removed, re the above EGRS discussion. Cheers. Span (talk) 21:24, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't think that would help anything. If the CfD results in a decision to merge, all of my category changes will be reverted automatically. If the decision is not to merge, then my changes will stand. Either way, this issue will sort itself out. Neelix (talk) 00:25, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Neelix, in ref. to viken berberian article, you added 'american male writers' sub category, ok, but i have a question regarding the expanded citations for this article. they are quite extensive and thorough with recent additions and questions addressed. also, the formatting no longer uses bare urls. the existing urls have been free of link rot for the past 15 months and fully cited with author names, dates now. shouldn't the 'add and expand citation" and "reformat" templates at the top now be reviewed and removed? could you review this entry as i have been working on it since its creation more than a year ago. thank you for your wonderful work as always. Fountainheads (talk) 03:00, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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Nomination of Dominic McDevitt-Parks for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Dominic McDevitt-Parks 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/Dominic McDevitt-Parks 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. MZMcBride (talk) 15:50, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey David. While I am surprised and and honored that you would write that article, I actually agree with MZMcBride. I don't feel I am notable, and nearly all of the news coverage I have been tied to is more relevant to Wikipedians in Residence or National Archives and Records Administration rather than biographical in nature. I would rather the content were merged elsewhere. Dominic·t 16:11, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
I redirected the article to Wikipedian in Residence. This is the pre-merge version. Feel free to move over any text you think might be relevant/appropriate to merge in. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:27, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

RFC on TFA images

Dear Neelix, you may be interested in a discussion that I've started at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article#Request for comment - images in TFA blurbs. All views welcome. BencherliteTalk 16:28, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Bencherlite,
Thank you for letting me know about this discussion, and thank you for starting it. The discussion should improve communication and consistency of practice, whatever the outcomes.
Neelix (talk) 18:53, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

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List of international cricket centuries by Steve Waugh emergency TFL fill-in!

Hi Neelix, hope all is well. Monday's TFL has become unstable as a result of an editor placing a few tags on it and now taking it to WP:FLRC, so I've swapped in the one that was scheduled the following week. In the meantime, by chance, we've had a nomination of the above list at TFL, with a requested date of the now-empty slot. Match made in heaven etc! However, we need to make sure it's okay, any chance you could have a look at it? I'll review it myself, and if you and I (at least) are happy with it, I'll schedule it for the empty slot. Cheers, and thanks for your work at TFL (again!!). The Rambling Man (talk) 14:56, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

diffusing American writers into by-sex categories

This is against consensus. Gender, race, and ethnicity categories do not diffuse articles out of their parent categories. Have you not been reading the newspapers for the last month? Just ask King of Categories, Mr. Obi-Wan Kenobi if you don't believe me.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 13:56, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

hehe. Thanks, um, I guess. I did mention this above. Alf, can you show me an edit you disagreed with, and I will weigh in? --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 13:58, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
I accidentally reverted Alf's edit; I apologized on his/her talk page. Where was that consensus reached? The only discussion I know of is this one, and it ended two days ago with a decision to keep the subcategories as is. Is there another discussion that took place at which it was decided to delete the gender subcategories? Neelix (talk) 14:00, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
ah ok. No, the gender subcats (esp male ones) were kept as no-consensus. However, before further diffusing Category:American writers, I'd suggest waiting - we are likely to have an RFC on the whole writers tree more generally. We are close to a solution on American novelists, but we haven't tackled the writers yet, and for now for the uninitiated it "looks" like you're removing writers (even if Maggie for example was already in Bloggers, which is a subcat of writers). Thus, I'd suggest holding off on further diffusion and wait for the broader RFC on how this should go. If you do continue diffusing, I'd make sure to put every writer in the gender category (if known), the ethnicity category if needed, the century category, the state category, and the genre category if known. However, there are odd-cases - such as writers who write in multiple genres, and we don't have clear guidance on how these are to be treated, thus I personally would suggest holding off until we have a broader RFC on categorization of writers.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 14:08, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
OK. I'd be grateful if you'd let me know when that RfC occurs. Neelix (talk) 14:11, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Sure thing. Also, FWIW, one of the wikipedia developers is developing an extension to do category intersects, which will make gendered categories a thing of the past, so I think your time might be better spent doing other sorts of categorization - we're very close now, I hope, to an awesome solution for category intersection. --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 14:39, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
That would be great. I hope that developer is successful; I think pretty much everyone would get what they want if such an extension were put in place. Neelix (talk) 14:43, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Todd Hauptman

It seems to me there may be a problem with BLP1E here--you might want to reconsider. DGG ( talk ) 16:02, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

yes, I think it would be a good idea to add further sources, and to break it into paragraphs for the different aspects of his career. DGG ( talk ) 17:22, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Delegitimisation for deletion

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Partially disambiguated titles

See User talk:In ictu oculi#Partially disambiguated titles. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 03:46, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated

Thanks for reviewing Buying Sex is Not a Sport, Neelix.

Unfortunately Bruno Russell has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

Good article, additions needed will tag

To reply, leave a comment on Bruno Russell's talk page.

Not interested in an AfD about non-notable Trivia/spam articles, have taken it to talk page at ANI board

There's so many violations of guidelines in both cases, I see no point in the free-for-all of an AfD.....your sources are about trivia and are merely event listings and celeb-trivia (such as it is). Your misconduct in removing tags on articles you have created is now the core issue. See Wikipedia_talk:Administrators'_noticeboard#I_don.27t_know_which_board_to_take_this_to.....admin_misconduct_re_removal_of_notability_tags.Skookum1 (talk) 16:09, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Heritage Grill

Hi, just a pedantic note: I noticed that you used the "cite journal" template here, which is intended for citing articles in academic journals. For newspaper articles, the "cite news" template is more appropriate. Happy editing! --Randykitty (talk) 09:42, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi Randy,
Thanks for letting me know. I'll try to use that template in the future when citing newspapers.
Neelix (talk) 16:57, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations!

I stopped by to do a source review for Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/2012 tour of She Has a Name/archive3 and was pleasantly surprised to see it got promoted, congratulations! — Cirt (talk) 14:48, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Closure at WP:VPP regarding your proposed change in WP:DAB

See closure. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 16:06, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

See a discussion at Wikipedia talk:DAB#Partially disambiguated page names in which the new prose is reviewed further. A couple more comments were also made at Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#Close requested after the closure. EdJohnston (talk) 04:58, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

re Featured articles

Thanks for the kind words! And also, I do as well, hopefully they'll get there soon! — Cirt (talk) 04:07, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: 2012 tour of She Has a Name

This is a note to let the main editors of 2012 tour of She Has a Name know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on June 25, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or one of his delegates (Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), Gimmetoo (talk · contribs), and Bencherlite (talk · contribs)), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 25, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

The cast from the 2012 tour of She Has a Name

The 2012 tour of She Has a Name was a fringe theatre tour across Canada of Andrew Kooman's She Has a Name, a play about human trafficking. The tour was co-produced by Burnt Thicket Theatre and Raise Their Voice and was directed by Stephen Waldschmidt. The five-person cast featured Carl Kennedy, Evelyn Chew, Glenda Warkentin, Alysa van Haastert, and Sienna Howell-Holden. Despite the fact that She Has a Name is set in Southeast Asia, the producers deliberately cast mostly actors who were not of Asian descent to avoid the impression that human trafficking happens only in Asia. Panel discussions were held after the Saturday matinées during the tour to raise awareness about human trafficking that takes place in Canada and elsewhere. A Better World (ABW) partnered with Raise Their Voice throughout the tour; while She Has a Name toured across Canada to raise awareness about human trafficking, ABW raised money to help women and children who had been trafficked in Thailand as part of the country's prostitution industry. Critical ratings of the performances that employed stars ranged between 3 and 5 stars out of 5. (Full article...)

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Christian Life Assembly

Thanks for the notice. While I agree that the new article is not promotional, I don't think that this church is notable per WP:ORG and have listed the article at AFD (reasons stated there). I'll be interested in seeing your response. NawlinWiki (talk) 18:30, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Five Stones Church for deletion

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Nomination of Heritage Grill for deletion

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Congrats...

...on getting 2012 tour of She Has a Name to FA! -- Khazar2 (talk) 11:49, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Khazar! Your support of human-rights-related articles is much appreciated. Neelix (talk) 15:39, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of List of places of worship in Greater Vancouver for deletion

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Talk:When God Writes Your Love Story/GA1

GA on Hold, please see recommendations at Talk:When God Writes Your Love Story/GA1.

NOTE: Please respond, below the entire GA Review, and not interspersed throughout, thanks!

Keep me posted,

Cirt (talk) 22:24, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

GA Review passed, congratulations! — Cirt (talk) 18:11, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Going for OTRS for File:Leslie Ludy.jpg

I'd suggest contacting the user that uploaded the image and asking them to follow Commons:OTRS process and email them that way. — Cirt (talk) 18:01, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

re Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/When God Writes Your Love Story/archive1

Commented at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/When God Writes Your Love Story/archive1.

Good luck, — Cirt (talk) 00:27, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Precious

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Thank you for quality articles on underrepresented topics, such as Carabane and 2012 tour of She Has a Name, for uploading images and illustrating Featured articles, for gnomish tasks, and for your trust in collaborative interdisciplinary free access for everyone, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (29 June 2010)!

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Vancouver Fashion Week

Not a problem at all. Speedy deletion only pertains to the specific version of the article that exists at that specific time, and doesn't mean that nobody's ever allowed to come along with a new, properly written and properly sourced version — heck, even if there'd been a full-on AFD you'd still in most cases be allowed to recreate an article again if better sources came available — so if you've got solid sources, then by all means go right ahead. Bearcat (talk) 00:22, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

She Has a Name articles

I'm concerned that you seem to be using Wikipedia as a promotional venue for this minor play. I intend to merge 2012 tour of She Has a Name and Critical response to She Has a Name into their main article. –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 00:56, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

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Goat breeds etc.

Hi Neelix. I just noticed that back in December you proposed redirecting a slew of goat breed articles to the List of goat breeds. I've undone these redirects for the most part, for the following reasons...

  1. As you can see via examples already pointed out by List of sheep breeds, List of horse breeds, List of cattle breeds, List of chicken breeds, List of duck breeds, List of goose breeds, and others, the general consensus is that if a breed can be proven to exist by a reputable source, it is inherently notable as a distinct form of living thing, just like a species.
  2. Many of these stubs need basic sourcing and structural improvements, but they're far from unsalvageable. I have at my disposal many good books with copious breed information, and there are many online sources about these breeds as well.
  3. You didn't actually have consensus for these merges, I think. You proposed them, a fellow editor objected on reasonable grounds. Then you went and did them anyway?
  4. You didn't bother asking Sicilianu101, who created the vast majority of these stubs, if he had an opinion. Don't you think that would have been courteous, even if it's not required?
  5. When you "merged" what you mostly did was defacto delete the content by not actually merging it in to List of goat breeds. If the consensus ends up being that we want to merge every stub in to the list, let's actually merge the information and sources in each stub.

It's been more than six months since the original discussion went on, so in addition to posting there, I wanted to drop you a personal note and explain my thinking. Have a good weekend, Steven Walling • talk 23:58, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

When God Writes Your Love Story

Hi, I've just seen your message. I've been away for a couple of days, but I'll have a look when I've caught up Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:43, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I really admire your dedication to the article and willingness to adapt to suggestions (both mine and others). I felt motivated to read the article the other day, Neelix, but I was only looking for copyedit opportunities. This is a busy week so me, but I will try to help if I can. Good luck! American Eagle (talk) 02:44, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
I don't have any objections or suggestions at this time. Good work, my friend. American Eagle (talk) 22:12, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Cindy Kovalak for deletion

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Your comments

Just to let you know, I've responded to User:Skookum1 regarding his post on my talk page earlier today. You can read that if you want, but just to summarize for you the gist of my response was that he needs to cool it with the accusations of bad faith — you've been around here almost as long as I have and have amassed a pretty solid reputation as a reliable and trustworthy contributor, so I genuinely don't see any reason to put a whole lot of stock in his accusation as it currently stands. Bearcat (talk) 22:53, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

The Source Dance Company

Hi. A little while ago you added The Source Dance Company to List of dance companies. I see nothing in the article which would justify its inclusion in this list. Please see Talk:List of dance companies#Criteria for inclusion. I have removed the entry. If you disagree please open a section at Talk:List of dance companies suggesting why it should be included.

As far as the article itself is concerned, I don't want to pick on the people mentioned at all, but with the exception of Joshua Beamish, who may well deserve his own article (do you want to have a go at that?), none of the people mentioned seem to have any web presence beyond the usual social media sites. I think you should remove mention of them in the absence of reliably sourced content which explains why they are notable in the context of an article about this dance group.

Please discuss article improvements in detail on the relevant article talk page and otherwise reply here to keep this conversation in one place --Mirokado (talk) 23:41, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Mirokado,
Thank you for contacting me on this issue. I have responded to List of dance companies' inclusion criteria on the corresponding talk page, and I have removed the two sources from The Source Dance Company that solely serve to indicate that a non-notable person danced for the company. I agree that Beamish deserves his own article, although I am currently busy writing articles about beauty pageants and do not think that I will find time to write an article about Beamish soon; feel free to start one without me if you are interested.
Neelix (talk) 01:37, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I will wait another day or so for any other comment before responding on the list. Thanks also for the change to the article. There are still substantial problems which I will continue to comment on here as they are more "general philosophy of writing on Wikipedia" than anything to do with that article in particular.
The source was a wall of text and there were no spaces at all between the citation parameters. This represented a significant barrier to collaborative editing. Given the density of citations (in itself of course a good thing) I have updated the article to use list-defined references for source content legibility. I have put a space before each solidus delimiter in the citations which gives the edit window a reasonable chance to split lines predictably.
It is helpful if the citation parameters appear roughly in display order and the order is consistent within an article.
In the same edit I have split the article into two paragraphs. This is helpful because the popups tool displays the first paragraph as a popup.
We generally remove unused parameters from infoboxen.
All this is in preparation for a more substantial content edit... --Mirokado (talk) 21:17, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
I've added information about the company aim from its website and used that to provide context for Beamish. I also rephrased to avoid repeating "the troupe" five times in consecutive sentences.
Please provide some similar context for "performed in Sechelt" or remove that. As it stands the reader is simply going to say "so what?". --Mirokado (talk) 22:46, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of 118th Avenue massage parlour for deletion

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Exploits Valley Salmon Festival

Hi David,

I too am a David; David Scott using the name Der Springer. I am writing in regards to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploits_Valley_Salmon_Festival

I was surprised to find the page so sketchy and very much in the need for improvement. Nothing personal, no doubt you have written many fine articles. After investigating, it looks as though you had to recreate the page from scratch due to copyright infringement.

Two things:

1) Would you mind if I redid most of the page's content?

2) Can you remember what was the copyright issue that made the page unusable?

I live in Grand Falls - Windsor, home of the festival, and should be able to find references for what I would write. This is not really a 100% commitment to carrying out this task but I would consider taking up the challenge based on your answers.

Thanks

Der Springer (talk) 19:16, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Tintin

Hello Neelix, thanks for adding that nice image of Hergé's signature to the upcoming Tintin FA blurb, I know you were once active on the Tintin articles, and I invite you to return, as some of us have been working to improve the articles and we could use a second pair of eyes such as yours. Cheers. —Prhartcom (talk) 13:13, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Understood; I can only imagine the amount of responsibility you must have by this time. Talk with you again someday soon, Cheers —Prhartcom (talk) 16:53, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to join a discussion

Through this way, I inform there is a discussion about partially disambiguated titles, known as "PDABs". This subguide of WP:D was approved at VPP, in a discussion you participated. Note there was a discussion of PDAB at WT:D the last weeks (everything is explained in the RFC). You are welcome to give ideas about the future of this guideline at WT:D. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 05:33, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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I was very pleased to see When God Writes Your Love Story get promoted to FA today. Well done! Keep up the great work. Cliftonian (talk) 12:50, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

RfD notification

Factitious listed at Redirects for discussion

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Factitious. Since you had some involvement with the Factitious redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). ... and a couple of related words. PamD 16:52, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

See also Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Disambiguation#Artificial_and_Factitious. And it all started (well, the latest round of it started) when I stub-sorted a short film in Telugu this morning! PamD 17:03, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Naval jack of Netherlands (formerly pictured in Today's Featured Article)

I had never seen it before and thought it was very interesting and eyecatching. It looks like one of those 3-D pictures that you have to train you eye to see in 3D. --108.45.72.196 (talk) 15:59, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

PS: I put this message on The ed17's talk page a few minutes ago. --108.45.72.196 (talk) 16:04, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Radu on the list of nuclear weapons article

I just undid your addition there; that device / weapon is not a "nuclear weapon" (atomic / nuclear bomb or hydrogen / thermonuclear bomb), it's classified as a radiological weapon. Those belong in separate lists / articles. But it is a fascinating article, I am going to go look at the references... Georgewilliamherbert (talk) 03:15, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Summarizing other speeches of Barack Obama

Less notable speeches listed in Template:Barack Obama, like you didn't build that, should be merged. If merger is not the answer, then you can summarize them. Of course, you can bring that up in WP:WikiProject Barack Obama. --George Ho (talk) 18:19, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Kellie Loder

OK, it won't be for a while, but I'll get to it Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:14, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Country data Southern Rhodesia

Hi David, I'm sorry to bother you but I need an administrator to give me a hand with something. I would like to add the British South Africa Company flag (here) to Template:Country data Southern Rhodesia for use before dates before 1923 (under the alias "1890", "company" or "bsac"), but I'm not able to do so as the page is locked for non-administrators. Do you think this is something you could lend a hand with? Thanks, John Cliftonian (talk) 16:15, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi John,
I have added the flag variant. Please let me know if I have completed all you requested. On a separate note, thank you very much for your helpful review of the When God Writes Your Love Story article; I was pleased to see the article featured. I have initiated another FAC here. If you have the time, I would be grateful for whatever comments you are willing to offer.
Neelix (talk) 16:42, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for helping, David! I'm afraid it doesn't seem to be working, though... I think you need to add " | variant = {{{variant|}}}" to it (see the differences between the source code here and here to see what I mean). But apart from that it looks great. Thanks for the head up on the new FAC! I'm glad to see it focuses on another wholesome subject. I will be more than happy to review over the next few days and lend a hand generally. Cliftonian (talk) 16:52, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
I appreciate your additional explanation as to how to make the variant flag work properly. I have attempted to alter the source code accordingly. Feel free to give me further pointers if I have not fixed the problem. Thank you for your encouragement and willingness to review the Kellie Loder article; your comments have been very helpful in the past. Neelix (talk) 19:47, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for doing that; it works now. Great! I've reviewed the Kellie Loder article now, I hope that helps. Of course it is always a pleasure to give you a hand, please let me know whenever I can do so. Cliftonian (talk) 19:49, 18 August 2013 (UTC)