User talk:Niceguyedc

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Albert Ernest Kitson, 2nd Baron Airedale[edit]

Hi could you please check all refs. for Albert Kitson 2nd Baron Airedale article Thanks again Michael — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:20, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Looks good. No ambiguous links or reference errors. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 15:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Free t-shirt for winning the February 2015 disambiguation contest[edit]

Congratulations! For winning the February 2015 disambiguation contest, you will receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation. Message me if you need me to send the details for claiming your prize. Cheers! bd2412 T 16:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

March 2015[edit]

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The Super Disambiguator's Barnstar is awarded to the winners of the Disambiguation Pages With Links monthly challenge, who have gone above and beyond to remove ambiguous links.
This award is presented to Niceguyedc, for successfully fixing 2108 links in the challenge of February, 2015. Rcsprinter123 (confide) @ 17:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
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The Super Disambiguator's Barnstar is awarded to the winners of the Disambiguation Pages With Links monthly challenge (bonus list section) who have gone above and beyond to remove ambiguous links.
This award is presented to Niceguyedc, for successfully fixing 1967 links in the bonus list challenge of February, 2015. Rcsprinter123 (confide) @ 17:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Spanish Civil War[edit]

Spanish Civil War, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Isthisuseful (talk) 22:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I award you this Barnstar of Diligence correcting disambiguation mistakes which coincides with helping editors. -Thanks Otr500 (talk) 02:28, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 02:37, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Linking disambiguation pages[edit]

You seem to make a mistake, replacing direct links to disambiguation pages with redirected links to disambiguation pages, in Zeeland (disambiguation) and on several other pages. – Editør (talk) 15:58, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

@Editør: That's not a mistake at all. When intentionally linking to a disambiguation page, the link should be piped through the (disambiguation) redirect (per WP:INTDABLINK). This allows those of us at WP:DPL (and the bots that help us) to know that the link is intentional. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 16:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. I'm not sure though, whether it's good policy to focus on maintenance/bots instead of human readers. – Editør (talk) 17:27, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
@Editør: WP:INTDABLINK is concentrating on human readers. There are currently over 148,000 links that point to disambiguation pages that need to be checked. Almost all of those links are intended to go to a specific page, not a disambiguation page. Without piping through the (disambiguation) redirect, there is no way for me or any other editor to know whether the link is correct or not without checking it. This time spent checking extra links takes us away from correcting links that are not intended to link to disambiguation pages. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 17:36, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


Thanks very much for fixing the Reading, Berkshire disambiguation link that I included when adding football results. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bs1jac (talkcontribs) 21:54, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome! -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 21:57, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Dana Loesch edits[edit]

thank you for your good faith edits on the Dana Loesch page, it seems as though vandals have undone all the good work, introduced bias and have taken the page out of compliance by removing citations they believe to be mere blogs rather than widely accepted news sources Mach7X77 (talk) 17:56, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

hi Could you please insert the accent over the word "nee" which I have added to the page "Family of Duchess of Cambridge" thanks so much Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:07, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 02:17, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

François E. Matthes national guard fix[edit]

I recall my National Guard dilemma because there is not an exact link. However, the fix to United States National Guard page went too far astray. I've linked to the Royal Netherlands Army which is in the right country. I wanted to let you know of my correction in case my page is on your watch list. I do appreciate your notice and have cleaned all the ambiguous links you found. Thanks. Seblake (talk) 00:46, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

The notice was from the DPL bot, but I did fix the links (well, I fixed most of the links; the National Guard fix was incorrect, as you noticed and fixed). -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 00:56, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguations @ New Madrid, Missouri[edit]

Hello, I hadn't forgotten about those two links needing disambiguation...But, it was the 'headings' one that threw me. I tracked down a meaning for head that related it to 'staves.' -- A barrel head is the flat top or bottom of a barrel. (I edited the Barrel article & added this meaning of head to the Head disambig. page.) How did you decide on the heading/metalworking link? Just wondering.  :) P.S. Why have two users here asked you to put the accent mark on née? ~Thanks~ User:Floridasand

Looking at the sources, those are the only two definitions I can find that make sense. As far as née, it's the same user, and I think it is because I did it once a bit ago, so I keep getting asked. :) -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 21:28, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Kapellen (disambiguation)[edit]

Hi, I started to revert your edits on the Kapellen series of pages, where you replaced the Kapellen link with the redirect Kapellen (disambiguation). I reverted my reverts after (finally) reading WP:INTDABLINK ... :-) Thanks for the good work !--LucVerhelst (talk) 07:51, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Me again! Please could you put the accent over the word "nee" in the article page - Potternewton Thanks so much Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:41, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

You can put the accent on Née by:
  • copying the character: é
  • using this code : é
  • on Windows, typing ALT+130 (keep the alt-key depressed and type '130' on the numeric keypad)
  • clicking on "Special characters" above the input field (where you type the text) and choosing the right character.
It's bad form to ask another editor to perform such a simple task.
@Niceguyedc: sorry to abuse your talk page like this...
--LucVerhelst (talk) 11:40, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Niceguy Thanks so much for your work again and I hope I am not imposing on you when I ask if you are able to put in photos on the pages/articles 1) Potternewton and 2) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Both pages - we feel strongly - should have the photo of Potternewton Hall (which appeared in the "Press" (York) article 17 March inserted if possible. I think the photo of the Hall is from the "Leodis" Archives - Leeds Cheers again! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:30, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Those images don't appear to be free images. I don't know about Potternewton Hall, but there should be many free images of the Duchess of Cambridge that can be used. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 03:30, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Niceguy This image of Potternewton Hall below is on the Leodis website which would be "free". It is hoped that it can go onto the "Potternewton" page and also the "Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge" page in the section "Early life". Thanks again for your help and I hope we can get this happening Cheers Mike Edward — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:44, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

That image of Potternewtown Hall is on a website that is selling the photograph. There's no way that it is free. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 03:47, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

You are very helpful Would a photo from google images (birds eye view of an building) be free? The photo was published in the UK Daily Telegraph in 2013. Please do let me know M. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:12, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

There are many ways for a photograph to be free. I should mention that a photograph does not need to be free, but it must meet the criteria laid out at Wikipedia:Image use policy. That page describes the situation better than I can.-Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 04:16, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks again niceguy We have read the page - and believe that the photo of "Beechwood" in this article- - would be for free

Could it be placed on the Lupton family"? Cheers M. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:40, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

There's no way to determine who owns the copyright on that photo. I don't see any information on that page that would let us use any photo there. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 04:45, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

The photo of "Beechwood" can be seen when a person does the "Google Earth" search. Does that help? Thanks again for being patient Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:51, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

I wouldn't think that anything owned by Google would be free. They like their money... -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 05:04, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

(Men's) national basketball teams[edit]

@Amakuru, George Ho, GregKaye, Unikalinho, In ictu oculi, Philg88, Anthony Appleyard, EdJohnston: At the recent move discussion of Lithuania national basketball team to Lithuania men's national basketball team, there was mention of making a similar move to all other countries that need a similar move. I agree that the moves should happen, but can I ask (I've pinged the people in that discussion, and the three admins I see the most at WP:RM/TR) that only one of these types of moves be made per day? Turning the "national basketball team" (with no gender) article into a disambiguation page creates a large amount of pages with links that need to be fixed (Lithuania created 487). If only one is done a day, I should be able to keep up. :) -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 04:06, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

487 teams sounds like a lot! But why not start with the sports for which Lithuania has a national women's team. Some are listed in Category:Women's national sports teams of Lithuania. That is less than a dozen teams. EdJohnston (talk) 04:55, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
@EdJohnston: This isn't about the Lithuanian teams. This is about basketball teams. For example, the teams for Poland are at Poland national basketball team and Poland women's national basketball team. If the men's team is moved to Poland men's national basketball team and Poland national basketball team is turned into a disambiguation page, there will be 329 pages with ambiguous links. To be clear, I have no problem with the base national basketball team article being a disambiguation page (and the men's and women's team articles being similarly titled), but it takes time to fix those links. I'm just asking for the movement to be done a little slowly so that I have time to fix the links (since I'm the one that fixes most of the new ambiguous links (by choice)). -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 05:03, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Duly noted but how are we admins supposed to know if the day's "quota" of one team has been done or not short of analysing the page history every time? Why don't you just file one request per day or am I missing something? Cheers,  Philg88 talk 05:21, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
@Philg88: I have no idea how you would know. I wasn't planning on being the one to make the moves, but I guess I can be that person. I just didn't want to see 20 of these moves happen in the next 24 hours and have them all show up at once on the lists. I've looked at a few of these situations, and I'm not sure what to make of it. United States national basketball team is a redirect to the men's team, as is Spain's and Canada's article. France and Argentina are at the base title, with the men's title redirecting to them, and the German article is similar to Poland, with the men's team at the base title, and the men's title a redlink.
Unfortunately, I imagine that consensus might be different for each country, so I don't know that a large WP:RM with all of the changes would work. What do you all think? -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 05:42, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I suspect that getting a consensus on a single set of global rules might take some time and inevitably stall the process. It's probably best to go for say ten moves at a time until (if it happens) someone raises an objection. Hope that helps.  Philg88 talk 08:58, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I've created a profoma for moves at Wikipedia:Request multiple page moves, extended blank which might be useful. GregKaye 10:19, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Another barnstar![edit]

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For your kind, patient and generally civil way of dealing with fellow editors.

LucVerhelst (talk) 06:54, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 13:24, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Edit(s) for Author Alan Roger Currie page[edit]

I undid your edit because one of your two corrected edits were invalid (the one for American Author Robert Greene). Thank you though for the edit for NBC Studios Chicago Smooth (talk) 12:55, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


… is a typo. (Notice the x?) I’m not sure why you later stated “not a typo”. —Fitoschido [shouttrack] @ 24 March, 2015; 09:59

@Fitoschido: With the x (instead of a c) it was a typo. However, the link still needed to be piped through a (disambiguation) redirect per WP:INTDABLINK. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 16:18, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Unconstructive edits and original research[edit]

Hello! I'm new here and was reviewing Wikipedia's core content policies when I noticed that an unconstructive edit was made over at Sophie Hunter's page by Lady Lotus ( She has restored an edit that mislabels a production and removes a credit. User Corsican Honeymoon's edit should be restored due to the following reasons:

  • Calling the production Lucretia an installation is mislabeling the production because installations are inanimate and Lucretia has movements from performers, so it should be properly called performance art. Installation and performance art are entirely different things.
  • Putting the timestamp "(2011)" after Rape of Lucretia suggests that Rape of Lucretia was done in 2011 when it isn't. It's the performance art Lucretia that was produced in 2011 not the opera which was first performed in 1946.
  • Deletion of Magic Flute as credit when the provided reliable source explicitly says that Hunter has directed it. Per core content policy "No original research", an editor can't just remove a credit because she thinks the production didn't happen at all. That counts as vandalism. (talk) 01:56, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Niceguy If it is not too much trouble - could you please do the accent over "nee" on the page "Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton" - (nee Lupton). I find it really hard to do. Thanks again M. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 28 March 2015 (UTC) It's all OK now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:14, 28 March 2015 (UTC)