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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

Thank you so much ....[edit]

Thank you so much for disambiguating the links to Spring Awakening, after I moved the article. I was thinking about doing that but it looked a bit overwhelming.... I'm really glad someone with semi-automated tools could do it. Thanks again, nice work! Softlavender (talk) 06:51, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for disambiguating links in the article Andrew Dalby. I wanted to add internal links to articles that explain the languages studied by this expert. --Gilles2014 (talk) 17:55, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

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Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Dear User,

As you are one of the contributors to Tunisian Arabic. You are kindly asked to review the part about Domains of Use and adjust it directly or through comments in the talk page of Tunisian Arabic.

Yours Sincerely,

--Csisc (talk) 12:40, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I only disambiguated a couple links on the page. I'm not a "contributor" to the article. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 14:35, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Dab page[edit]

Hello, I stumbled across an interesting comment of yours:

Mrtvica (disambiguation) → Mrtvica (move · discuss) – The disambiguation page should be at the base title per WP:MALPLACED (Mrtvica redirects to Mrtvica (disambiguation)). – Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 03:33, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Now it has always been my understanding that the disambiguation page can not be the primary topic if there is only one existing article by that name (assuming the other entries are red links). Which is logical in itself, as there is no other article that could contest the primary location. I can't immediately find where that was written down, but are you in disagreement with such a statement ? --Midas02 (talk) 17:23, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

@Midas02: A disambiguation page is never a primary topic, but it can reside at the "base" title (in this case, Mrtvica). There are situations where a disambiguation page might be deleted because it has only one blue link on it, but if it exists, it can exist at the "base" title with only one blue link. In this specific case, the three articles are linked by 3, 2 and 3 other articles, so I would suggest that Mrtvica (Vladičin Han) is not the WP:PRIMARY topic, even though it is the only blue link. One thing is clear, though, the "base" title (Mrtvica) should never redirect to the (disambiguation) title (Mrtvica (disambiguation)) - this is what WP:MALPLACED is all about.
So, in this case, either:
the disambiguation page is at Mrtvica (no WP:PRIMARY topic), or
the disambiguation page is at Mrtvica (disambiguation) and Mrtvica (Vladičin Han) is moved to Mrtvica (the village in Vladičin Han is the WP:PRIMARY topic)
These are the only two situations that can exist per the disambiguation guidelines/policies (a possible third option of deleting the disambiguation page and moving the village to Mrtvica seems to be unhelpful, as the two red links are equally viable topics per the link statistics). My view is that the first option is the correct one, but if consensus is for the second option, I would have no issue with it. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 18:52, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Ok, but that's an opinion and not policy. It would be best if this case was described in the guidelines, there are too many of these pages. I've opened a discussion here. --Midas02 (talk) 03:17, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Profanity - dab link[edit]

I'm not sure you were right with this edit,[1]. In this instance the 'dab page' starts with a simple definition of 'emphasis'. I leave it to you as to whether the 'dab' or the 'wikt' is more helpful.Pincrete (talk) 22:06, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

I normally link to the wiktionary when that definition is the best fit. It is unusual to have that definition copied to the top of the disambiguation page, so I'm not sure why it is there. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 16:10, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

28th Indian Brigade[edit]

Niceguy, I have reverted your edit on 28th Indian Brigade. The link to the Frontier Force dab page is intentional. 19:08, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Very well. I have modified the link (per WP:INTDABLINK) to show that it is intentional. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 19:17, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much for that, Niceguy. I note the correct methodology for future reference.
Also, thank you for tidying up "13th Cavalry Brigade" links - did not finish off this aspect earlier on. Hamish59 (talk) 19:35, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

African[edit]

In order to resolve the current dispute over these redirects, I have opened a discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2015 July 9#African to determine if there is a consensus to change the status quo. Please feel free to participate in this discussion. Cheers! bd2412 T 02:17, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Starting over[edit]

Can I ask why you deleted my name from this page??? Cullen1987 (talk) 00:32, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I've not sure what page you are talking about, as I've edited quite a few pages recently. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 00:39, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

The Starting over (2007) page it's a TV film that I was an extra in, I put my name up on it and now it's gone says you edited 2 hours ago Cullen1987 (talk) 00:47, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

The cast lists for movie articles are only for main cast members. The articles do not list every single person who was in the movie, otherwise movie articles would just become long lists of names. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 00:53, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Still though don't understand why you felt the need to delete it Cullen1987 (talk) 01:00, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Movie articles generally do not list extras in their lists of cast members. Additionally, the link pointed to the James Cullen disambiguation page, not any particular person. That's why I saw the link in the first place. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 01:05, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Right I just don't no why you felt the need to delete it... Not going to argue about it though just voiceing my opinion that I don't think it's right you just delete something that someone's put up if it's not offensive or disrupting the page Cullen1987 (talk) 01:14, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

90210[edit]

Hi. I wanted to mention a correction to the Beverly Hills 90210 franchise. If you remember correctly, Beverly Hills 90210 had five spin offs, not 4 like stated. Technically, "The Heights" featuring Donna's boyfriend Ray was in fact, considered a 90210 spin off as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.68.102.165 (talk) 00:33, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I don't remember that show (I stopped watching the original series in the mid 90s), but I am not sure what this is referring to. I haven't added or removed any information on any 90210 related pages recently (I might have disambiguated a link or two, but that's it). -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 00:39, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

It really didn't last long, which is actually why he came back to the original 90210. Below are the Wikipedia and IMDB pages for the series.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heights_(TV_series)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103439/

I don't really know how to edit actual pages, plus I would rather go to you directly. But please feel free to use any information. I'm happy to contribute. ☺Misty — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.68.102.165 (talk) 01:27, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I decided to log in if I was going to keep making suggestions. ☺ BTW, thanks for responding so quickly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MistyRoseNC (talkcontribs) 01:34, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

It doesn't look to me like it was a spin off of the 90210 series, but if you can find a source, you can update the article to mention it. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 01:46, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

State University of New York at Buffalo[edit]

Hey I saw in the past you edited this page - https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=State_University_of_New_York_Buffalo&action=history (back in 2012) From a disambig to a redirect. Which I agree with because the University's official name is the State University of New York at Buffalo , and is also known as SUNY Buffalo or University at Buffalo. And the page has a disambiguation to Buffalo State College on top of its page already.

Now for these pages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUNY%E2%80%93Buffalo and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_University_of_New_York%E2%80%93Buffalo there has been some discrepancy (as noted on the talk pages). I'm hoping you can shine some insight. Most phrases currently searched like "SUNY Buffalo" or "State University of New York Buffalo" or "State University of New York at Buffalo" all redirect to the University at Buffalo no problem, but these pages with added dashes go to the disambig page. I feel your assessment back in 2012 when you edited that page made the most sense. Thanks for your time. §AlaskanNativeRU (talk) 06:01, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

It looks like a mess to me. In my opinion, all of the redirects should go to the disambiguation page (wherever it actually is), and any links should be fixed to go to the actual titles of the correct pages. It's possible that a title might only have been used by one of the two colleges, but to eliminate confusion, it would be easier if none of the redirects were used. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 06:05, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the speedy response. I agree those two pages should be deleted. The two schools have two different names and are known by different names also. So in the end it's easier to just have the disambiguations on the top of the university's pages only. As for redirects I think the current ones are fine and make sense (SUNY Buffalo goes to University at Buffalo. Buffalo State goes to Buffalo State College, and so on.AlaskanNativeRU (talk) 06:21, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

John Hunt[edit]

Hi, Niceguyedc, I see you keep reverting my changes to the hatnote for John Hunt (publisher). The way you keep changing it back, it ends up that if you click on the link John Hunt, it sends you to a page "John Hunt (disambiguation)" which then redirects you to the page John Hunt. John Hunt is the disambiguation page. I keep trying to avoid the needless redirect, and you keep restoring it. I have trimmed the hatnote template down again. If you know a better way to change this so that you are not sent to John Hunt by way of a needless redirect, good. It doesn't have to be the way I did it. I am just trying to avoid doing something that is wasteful and looks bad. (Not that this is serious enough that I expect to lose sleep over it, but still ....) You may well come up with something better, as I see you specialize in this kind of thing. But please don't just keep setting the template so that clicking John Hunt sends you to John Hunt (disambiguation), which sends you to John Hunt (the real disambiguation page). It just doesn't make sense to me. Thanks. --Alan W (talk) 23:56, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

@Alan W: Actually, when intentionally linking to a disambiguation page, piping the link through the (disambigaution) redirect is policy (WP:INTDABLINK). It helps those of us at WP:DPL (and the bots that create lists for us) know that the link is an intentional link to the disambiguation page. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 00:00, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
OK, I see. It doesn't really look that great to me, but since this is policy, and I do see that there is some justification for it, I am not going to argue any further. I have reverted my last edit. I have been contributing to Wikipedia for over ten years, yet I keep learning sew things all the time. Keeps me on my toes, I suppose. Seriously, I am grateful that there are those like yourself who worry about all these details. Otherwise, things would be even more chaotic around here than they are already. --Alan W (talk) 00:15, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Transbay (disambiguation)[edit]

A tag has been placed on Transbay (disambiguation) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G6 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an orphaned disambiguation page which either

  • disambiguates two or fewer extant Wikipedia pages and whose title ends in "(disambiguation)" (i.e., there is a primary topic); or
  • disambiguates no (zero) extant Wikipedia pages, regardless of its title.

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If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Widefox; talk 08:48, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Alvin!!![edit]

Thanks for finishing the rest of the Chipmunks dab fixes. I'd had enough of it. Seems they covered half the pop hits of the early 80s, plus more, and someone had to make a mention of that in the articles about each of the songs they covered. Glad it's done now. OK! :) Wbm1058 (talk) 03:33, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

From the links, they did seem to be everywhere in the 80s and 90s. Funny that I don't remember them all over the place then... -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 03:34, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

The article of the academie royale des beaux arts brussels[edit]

Hello,

thanks for your advice. Today I have finished the text. I do hope it is all right. If not, please have a call. I do hope to solve the problem with the names in the next week.

--Hirschfeldt (talk) 14:24, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for that edit on Fictional diseases. I thought I fixed it, but I must have forgotten to hit the Save Page key. I'm afraid I haven't read that book you mentioned, The Immortals.

--Maedar — Preceding undated comment added 22:34, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Mandhana[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up the incoming links to the new DAB page. I had it somewhere on my todo list but you got there first. I guess that makes us quits for all the move requests I've actioned at RMT on your behalf. Face-wink.svg Cheers,  Philg88 talk 09:23, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

@Philg88: Most of the links were caused by one template. There were only 8 or 9 other links, so it was easy. Thanks for all your help with the moves! -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 09:27, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Sarsa[edit]

As I consider you the guru on all matters of disambiguation, I'd like some advice. We have a main article SARSA, and there are at least two Indian villages with the same name. Should "Sarsa" be a disambiguation page or should I create Sarsa (disambiguation) with an {{other uses}} template hatted to the affected articles? I guess it comes down to whether SARSA is considered the primary topic. Thanks in advance for any input, Cheers,  Philg88 talk 20:24, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

The guidelines suggest that the disambiguation page should be at Sarsa (disambiguation), but in looking around, I examples of both positions (PETA is a redirect to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the disambiguation page is at Peta / NAFTA and Nafta are redirects to North American Free Trade Agreement, the disambiguation page is at Nafta (disambiguation)).
At this point, without any other articles existing, I would put the disambiguation page at Sarsa (disambiguation), create Sarsa as a redirect to SARSA, and make sure that both the disambiguation page and SARSA have links to each other. Eventually, if enough Sarsa topics exist, it could make sense to move the disambiguation page to Sarsa. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 20:44, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
(pinging Philg88 because I forgot) -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 20:46, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that. A quick count here shows at least 19 Indian towns/villages called "Sarsa", Sarsa, Bhiwani already exists and no doubt more will follow. Sooner or later we will have a reader questioning whether a seemingly obscure machine learning article is the main topic and I'd rather preempt that. Thoughts?  Philg88 talk 22:00, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
@Philg88: Ah, I didn't see that article (putting Sarsa in the search box doesn't show it in the top 10 entries - adding a comma shows it). With one existing article and a bunch more possibilities, I'd put the disambiguation page at Sarsa. It might even be better to move the machine learning article to State-Action-Reward-State-Action, or State Action Reward State Action, or another appropriate title, and have SARSA redirect to the disambiguation page at Sarsa so that the difference in capitalization makes no difference and everyone entering Sarsa or SARSA goes to the disambiguation page. There are only 6 incoming article links to SARSA and the page view stats show 1295 hits this month (with today's spike presumably caused by us), so it's not as if that many people would be inconvenienced by it. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 22:18, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks for the input. Shiny new DAB page created. Best,  Philg88 talk 07:09, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Thumbs up -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 07:43, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

D'oh! Thanks for the cleanup on Bill Plympton. You are indeed a nice guy! --Tenebrae (talk)

It looks like that film has been added a couple times. It's an unusual word (that is a disambiguation page), so I'll remember to check the film status the next time I see that page pop up on the lists. -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 19:07, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

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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