User talk:Paul W

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Note: Earlier talk page discussions have been archived. Paul W (talk) 17:48, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Alexander Duckham[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Alexander Duckham at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Amgisseman(BYU) (talk) 22:07, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Alexander Duckham[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 26 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alexander Duckham, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Alexander Duckham, founder of Alexander Duckham & Co, was a friend of cross-channel aviator Louis Blériot, and paid for the memorial marking where Blériot landed in 1909? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alexander Duckham. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Alexander Duckham), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 17:06, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

New article about mobile learning platform[edit]

Hey Paul, I am the CMO at SoloLearn - the largest community of mobile code learners. I saw you are interested to write about businesses and IT companies and thought SoloLearn could be of your interest. It features a new and unique way to learn coding on mobile and has quietly grown its popularity among millennials reaching 11M learners globally - https://techcrunch.com/tag/sololearn/. Will be happy to have your opinion on what we are doing in any case. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by ArminaM (talkcontribs) 13:39, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

English football sexual abuse scandal[edit]

Just wanted to congratulate you on single-handedly covering this vital topic and doing it so well. I hope you don't mind but I've nominated it at ITN for main page inclusion under "ongoing". It's not likely to succeed as many of the voters there aren't even really sure what "football" means, but I thought it was worth a try. Keep up the great work. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:51, 4 December 2016 (UTC):

Thanks User:The Rambling Man. Nice to be appreciated - so many of our niche endeavours go 'under the radar'. Paul W (talk) 20:00, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
Indeed, although sometimes that's a good place to remain, sticking your head above the parapit around here can often lead to dreary migraines relating to ignorance or Arbcom...! The Rambling Man (talk) 20:02, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
I think it needs expanding (beyond English football) and moving now, especially in light of this.... The Rambling Man (talk) 21:29, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks User:The Rambling Man. I have used the article Talk page to suggest the article be renamed. UK, maybe? Paul W (talk) 21:53, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

ITN recognition for English football sexual abuse scandal[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svg On 7 December 2016, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article English football sexual abuse scandal, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:28, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Malta allegations[edit]

Hi there Paul. I edit the part on the article United_Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal#Bob Higgins to give some background and context of Higgins, something which was on Maltese news since the late 1980s, late 1990s and again in 2016. The edit was in good faith and even though it relates to Malta in an article related to the UK, I think it is contextual - as apparently he flew to get a jon in Malta when allegations against him in the UK were being investigated, and managed to avoid severe questioning to British authorities. I did not went into details as I only included what the source said. What was the exact reason for the removal of content?Continentaleurope (talk) 15:52, 12 December 2016 (UTC) Continentaleurope (talk) 15:52, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Prior to your addition, the article already included links to Malta and the Malta FA in the sub-section below, so I consolidated your useful addition into that, retaining the citation and the additional information from the source. However, some points - for example, about apparent contraventions of Maltese laws - were not made in the BBC article. If you have other Maltese references that cover this, or relate to Higgins's conduct in the past, it would be good to have them. Best wishes. Paul W (talk) 16:27, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your input. Annie Leigh Browne looks much better and its tweeted here. Interested in a Women in Red event at Cambridge Uni in March? Anyway - thanks Victuallers (talk) 17:17, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Oooh! Thank you. Really interesting woman and your article stimulated me to tackle a couple of other red links: Eva McLaren and Mary Stewart Kilgour (which is still a bit stub-by, as I don't have ODNB access at the mo). Might be interested in Cambridge (I am a Wikimedia UK volunteer and trainer), but it will depend on the dates. Paul W (talk) 17:25, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Amy Richlin[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 5 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Amy Richlin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Amy Richlin teaches ancient sex? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Amy Richlin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Amy Richlin), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:52, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Fulham Refuge[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Fulham Refuge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Fulham Refuge was the "most distinctively feminine of the early convict prisons"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Fulham Refuge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Fulham Refuge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright problem on J & E Hall[edit]

Material you included in the above article appears to have been copied from the copyright web page http://www.dartfordarchive.org.uk/20th_century/industry_halls.shtml. Your initial addition at 14:37 on May 22 was flagged by a bot as a potential copyright violation. I see you did some paraphrasing of the content since then, and I have done some more paraphrasing to clean the content further. Please leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:19, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Also, it appears that you copied some text from Richard Trevithick into the article. While you are welcome to re-use Wikipedia's content, here or elsewhere, Wikipedia's licensing does require that you provide attribution to the original contributor(s). When copying within Wikipedia, this is supplied at minimum in an edit summary at the page into which you've copied content, disclosing the copying and linking to the copied page, like I did here. The attribution has been provided for this situation, but if you have copied material between pages before, even if it was a long time ago, please provide attribution for that duplication. You can read more about the procedure and the reasons at Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. If you are the sole author of the prose that was moved, attribution is not required. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 02:28, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Diannaa. Have left an acknowledgement on your talk page. Paul W (talk) 11:30, 24 May 2017 (UTC)