User talk:Niceguyedc

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???[edit]

hi just viewed the Lucy Hatton athlete page ,just need to make a couple of corrections . my name is actually spelt Alex Clark ,Lucy was coached by myself and John right through 2014 Jerzy ( George ) did not start working with Lucy until January of 2015 . The big improvement and breakthrough in 2014 by Lucy was under the coaching guidance of John and myself . All of this can be confirmed on the power of 10 web site .Regards Alex

Seattle Wiknic 2015[edit]

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Centennial Redirect[edit]

See my comment on the Talk:Centennial --Zeamays (talk) 23:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

@Zeamays: If you feel that Centennial should be a disambiguation page, then you can start a requested move discussion to move Centennial (disambiguation) to Centennial. Please don't change the redirect target at Centennial to the disambiguation page (per WP:MALPLACED). -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 02:28, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
This approach seems totally unnecessary because the disambiguation page Centennial (disambiguation) is already in use and just needs the redirect to it, but I have followed your request in the hope of a reasonable and painless resolution. --Zeamays (talk) 05:48, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
@Zeamays: The move discussion is necessary because the current primary topic for Centennial is the meaning that points it to Century. If consensus is against that, the discussion will bear that out. If it is a clear consensus, it will only take a couple days.
Incidentally, the move you have is backwards. You'll want to change the move to Centennial (disambiguation)Centennial. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 05:54, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Tropical Storm Dolly (disambiguation page)[edit]

Hi. I had a massive typo while I was explaining why I reverted your edit on the link that redirects to the disambiguation page on Tropical Storm Dolly. So, I am going to make myself clear, in case you didn't understand why.... I purposely deleted the '(disambiguation)' tag on the title because it does not need to be placed, as there is no other page with the same title as Tropical Storm Dolly. So therefore there is no need for placing the (disambiguation) tag on it, and that is why I reverted your last edit. CycloneYoris (talk) 00:53, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

@CycloneYoris: Your reversion of my change means that the link on Hurricane Dolly (2008) now links directly to the disambiguation page. There have been many notable storms named Dolly. Since the link is clearly meant for the disambiguation page, it should be piped through the (disambiguation) redirect (per WP:INTDABLINK). This is to let those of us at WP:DPL who fix ambiguous links (and the bots that help us) know that the link is intentional. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 02:35, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
But the problem is that the '(disambiguation)' tag is not included in the original title, and if you include it then the correct title will appear at the top of the Tropical Storm Dolly (disambiguation) page stating that it has been redirected from another different page. CycloneYoris (talk) 08:00, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
@CycloneYoris: That's correct. All intentional links to disambiguation pages go through that type of redirect if the disambiguation page is at the base title. There is nothing wrong with a redirect note at the top of the page. There are links throughout Wikipedia that redirect to other pages. In this case, linking to the (disambiguation) redirect helps those of us who fix ambiguous links know that we don't need to fix the link. This is spelled out at WP:INTDABLINK. Please note the use of the word policy in the text behind that link. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 08:11, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

August 2015[edit]

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Cheers[edit]

For helping out with the links that escaped my purview yesterday! Regards, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:24, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Community Shield[edit]

No thank you, we will keep my better and more correct disambiguation page. In addition, this was not a copy and paste move. The content of the new page is different. Thanks in advance for understanding. Eightball (talk) 19:16, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Ouija[edit]

While your plot synopsis for Ouija is thorough, I think it should stay the way I edited it, with the studio released synopsis. Just to keep it from being bloated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Colbsterking (talkcontribs) 05:36, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

@Colbsterking: It appears that you are referring to Ouija (2014 film). I've only edited that page twice, and both times were to change [[Douglas Smith]] into [[Douglas Smith (actor)|Douglas Smith]]. I haven't added or subtracted anything from the plot of the film. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 05:40, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Article 'Characteristica Universalis' re. Leibniz[edit]

Hi, not sure if you can help me out with this, but I see you edited the article in some way and I Really want to find the citation for the following two sentences:

The writings of Alexander Gode suggested that Leibniz' characteristica had a metaphysical bias which prevented it from reflecting reality faithfully. Gode emphasized that Leibniz established certain goals or functions first, and then developed the characteristica to fulfill those functions.

Really want to know where in Gode's writings this appears! Any help seriously appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schoenborges (talkcontribs) 14:01, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

I'll have to take a look around to see if I can find anything. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 16:17, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Some concerns about recent edits by User:Flusus to Ghana-related articles.[edit]

Greetings, Niceguyedc! You seem to be an experienced Wikipedian so I was wondering if I could seek your opinion on an issue of concern to me. Recently, User:Flusus has carried out some dramatic revisions of/additions to several Ghana-related articles, including Kumasi, Obuasi, Ashanti people, and Ashanti Region. To be honest, the scope of his/her changes are a bit hard to take in at one go, but I'm noticing that these additions seem to be written pretty consistently in an ungrammatical, idiosyncratic English; a highly promotional and adulatory tone; and with apparent misconceptions of how wikilinks work. For instance, the user refers to the "Ashanti people ethnic group"; the "Kumasi metropolis megacity" (rarely just "Kumasi", almost always "Kumasi metropolis" or "Kumasi metropolis megacity"; NB: Kumasi is not a megacity by most definitions); the user refers to Obuasi as a "gold bar mining mining community", etc. The articles are also riddled with run-on sentences that start and stop without reason.

Now, you might be wondering why I don't just attend to this myself, but (a) I'm usually reluctant to make major changes without consulting others first and (b) I think it's possible that Flusus has added a fair amount of substantive information, the only problem being that it's buried beneath language and formatting issues. Now, looking briefly at your edit history, I see you're a very busy Wikipedian, so if you don't have the time to take this up, no worries, but if you could take a glance at the effected pages (I see you've already reverted some of Flusus's edits, but s/he has since added more) or at least give me some guidance on steps I should take myself, I would greatly appreciate it. Best wishes, Tigercompanion25 (talk) 17:11, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Talk:List_of_most_populous_cities_in_India#Requested_move_16_August_2015[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:List_of_most_populous_cities_in_India#Requested_move_16_August_2015. Thanks. Vin09 (talk) 11:04, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Ole Sørensen[edit]

Dear Niceguyedc, Can you explain, why you prefer the link to Ole Sørensen (disambiguation). This page is just a redirect to Ole Sørensen and I do not see a reason why Sørensen should link to Ole Sørensen (disambiguation). Inwind (talk) 10:35, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

@Inwind: When intentionally linking to a disambiguation page, the link should go through the (disambiguation) redirect (per WP:INTDABLINK). This helps those of us at WP:DPL (and the bots that help us) know that the link is intentional. Every link that goes to a disambiguation page that doesn't go through the (disambiguation) redirect is assumed to be incorrect and needs to be fixed. With the link to Ole Sørensen (disambiguation), the link shows as intentional and we can move on to other links that need to be modified. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 10:41, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks ![edit]

Thanks for Your help with Borisoglebsk 2, especially since weapon systems isn't my cup of tea. I just was surprised we lacked an article. Thanks again ! Boeing720 (talk) 15:09, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Saad Lamjarred[edit]

Hello just wondering why you removed the YouTube video as a source, it helps keep the view count more updated as the other source only states 103 million? Regards, Lucky102 (talk) 19:45, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

@Lucky102: I didn't remove the YouTube source - that was Fideliosr. I only changed [[Moroccan]] to [[Moroccans|Moroccan]], as Moroccan is ambiguous. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 20:21, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Redirects[edit]

I could be wrong, but I believe that links that lead to redirects are to be avoided. And you keep creating them. TrueCRaysball | #RaysUp 01:55, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

@TrueCRaysball: A couple things:
  • As far as I know, there is no issue in linking to a redirect (see WP:REDIRECT and MOS:RDR)
  • If you are referring to the redirects that I link to the most, the (disambiguation) redirects in hatnotes, those links are not only allowed, but required when (by WP:INTDABLINK) when intentionally linking to a disambiguation page
Is there a particular redirect that I'm linking that you are questioning? -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 02:25, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Justin Guarini[edit]

Need your help. Not sure how to clarify your "record producer' edit at Justin Guarini page. He is not only a record producer, he's also a Producer for various types of entertainment such a B'way show, the Times Square Tonys, various ClearChannel projects (example: ComiCon event), etc. (see article) Thanks.(Bkstone (talk) 17:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC))

@Bkstone: You can add text to describe the types of producing that he does, or just talk about what he's done the most. Producer is a disambiguation page. It's generally not helpful to link there, as there are many types of producer that he's not. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 20:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Bad Bibra[edit]

Hello Niceguyedc, thanks for correction in above. I forgot it. Now my question: I corrected the dates in the infobox as 2013-12-31. Shown is 2012-12-31. Can you correct this or is there a problem with WP-EDV? Other dates ar also wrong and I used always the appropriate talk site. Everytime no answer...Unfortunately no reaction or correction. Regards -- Sweepy (talk) 21:02, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

@Sweepy: It appears that the population value (and the date and reference) in the {{Infobox German location}} template comes from {{Population Germany}}, which copies data from the German Wikipedia. It doesn't appear that manual changes to the population value/date/reference in the first template actually do anything. If you don't speak German, the best talk page to ask is at Template Talk:Infobox German location. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 21:13, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
First, thanks for above. The wrong dates are not only at German locations but rather Austrian and others. I will use the Template Talk:Infobox German location to your advice and I hope somebody can correct it. Unnecessary edits/corrections cause more working and time. Furthermore the en-WP works with wrong dates and this is unhelpful for users and readers...Thanks once more and regards -- Sweepy (talk) 21:37, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
The best example is my sort at States of Germany (disambiguation). Here I sorted for logical reasons only after years...Regards -- Sweepy (talk) 23:35, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Sorting that page by years makes sense. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 23:42, 29 August 2015 (UTC)