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NAIDOC Week and NAIDOC merger[edit]

Hi Paul, can you please have a look at the NAIDOC Week page now? I was in the process of merging when you posted your message. By the way I am happy for you to delete this message (of course on your page) Clare. (talk) 12:44, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Also, I was just following the instructions on the Wikipedia:Merging#How to merge page (which is why I put the page into the talk section) and did things in that order. Clare. (talk) 12:55, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Oak Valley, South Australia[edit]

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Vital Articles/Expanded: we need help evaluating dancers[edit]

Paul, would you be available to help assess the relative historical importance/significance of several dancers? None of the present VA/E project participants have any particular experience in dance or expertise in dance topics, and I thought it would be a smart move to reach out to someone who did. Please let me know if your would be interested in helping; the time commitment would not be very great, but would involve you reading 20 or so dancer biographies, and giving us your opinion regarding the relative significance of each subject (see here.) Are you willing to help? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 20:25, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Australian Dance Awards[edit]

Hello Paul Thanks you for your notes re conflict of interest. I have a bit of an issue with this, as Ausdance ACT is the non-profit producing this year's Australian Dance Awards and the page is out of date for 2012. And dare I say somewhat ungrammatical. The Australian Dance Awards are always produced by an Ausdance branch around Australia as a non-profit exercise, by dancers, for dancers, so from that point of view we don't have a conflict of interest in ensuring the Awards are accurately described. They are our Awards. If Ausdance can't contribute to the accuracy - well, I'll log in as an individual - but the need for accuracy is the same. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ausdanceact (talkcontribs) 10:17, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Adelaide College of Divinity[edit]

Hi Paul, what is your reference for saying BCSA and Burleigh College were part of ACD? ACD's own history on its website clearly states the consortium was formed by the three denominations (Catholic, Anglican and Uniting) only. Burleigh was continuously a Baptist theological college run at the site of the Baptist Union (Norwood, then Unley) until it closed in 2006 (see Darren Cronshaw's book Baptists in Australia), and BCSA moved from Victor Harbor to its present site in 1980 (see its website). Neither was ever part of ACD. Melcous (talk) 05:38, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Initially ACD was dispersed working on the campuses of each college. Anglicans - Belair, Uniting - Wayville, Catholic - Athelstone, Baptist - Norwood, BCSA - Fullarton. Only later did they centralise at the current campus. Whilst I haven't got a copy of the ACD Handbook from the 1980's handy - evidence that Burleigh was a member is found in the Principal of Burleigh being President of ACD 1982 - 1984 (The Reverend Principal Gerald Benjamin Ball, BA Adelaide, MA Flinders, BD Lond, ThM Ruschlikon, Zurich, AUA, PhC). Will need to chase up BCSA. Paul foord (talk) 12:59, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
move discussion to Talk:Adelaide College of Divinity--Paul foord (talk) 14:14, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Dance[edit]

Hello, I’m contacting you because you are a participant in WikiProject Dance. Myself and another editor, User:Mwacha are interested in developing some notability guidelines on WikiProject Dance for dancers, dance critics, performers, and other genre articles as there is no such thing at the moment comparable to what I have heard other editors use for Visual Arts, IE “if they are collected in a major museum, then they are considered notable.” There are of course exceptions to this standard but it is nice to have a rule of thumb to help with AfD, and other moderated discussions. We hope to start this discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Dance under Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Dance#Notability Guidelines.OR drohowa (talk) 18:51, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to Adelaide Wikipedia Users Group meetings[edit]

Riverside Precinct Adelaide

Next: T.B.A.
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Hi, in case you're not already aware of it, a group of Adelaide Wikipedians has been meeting on a monthly basis since April, with the aim of improving the scope and quality of articles on South Australian topics. We meet at UniSA's City West campus, and our 23 July meeting will have a guest speaker from the National Trust of SA.

This coming Sunday, 6 July, we will be holding our first Edit-a-thon. This will be an opportunity for new editors to come and learn either basic or more advanced editing from very experienced wikipedians, so if you know anyone who would like to get some practice, please let them know - and beginners will be very welcome. Cheers, Bahudhara (talk) 06:03, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Ian Tanner[edit]

Good evening. I have created the article Scots Church, Adelaide with a red link to Ian Tanner (Australia) which looks to be the same subject as your current sandbox. I'm hoping you intend to clean it up and move it to article space. I might have chosen the wrong title for the red link, but I'm pretty sure that Ian Tanner is someone else. Cheers. --Scott Davis Talk 11:53, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Scott, they are the same person, but not the musician. I have been seeking assistance from Uniting Church contacts, at present I am not sure regarding notability based on the information to hand. The draft has been left in the sandbox so others can check it out, add & edit. What are your thoughts? Paul foord (talk) 12:16, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
I would think that President of the Assembly of the UCA should be sufficient to defend WP:ANYBIO notability. It's a sufficiently rare position that it isn't going to flood Wikipedia with articles. Playing a game of First Class Cricket is enough to establish notability, or winning a TV "talent" show. It's always hard to find references online for people who's main contributions to history were between the end of the current Trove archives and the beginning of the modern internet. --Scott Davis Talk 12:45, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. --Scott Davis Talk 13:36, 9 December 2014 (UTC)


Category:Bibliographies, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Fgnievinski (talk) 13:49, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

William Delafield Cook (older)[edit]

I can't find any of his works in the national or state galleries, and the highest price his work has fetched at auction is a comparatively trifling A$5,980. I've read quite a bit about the Heidelberg School and never came across his name, but I have seen his grandson's works. - HappyWaldo (talk) 09:05, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Paul, thanks for your editing of the Evangelical members of the Uniting Church which you now merged with the Assembly of Confessing Congregations that I had just formed. I'm a bit new to editing on Wikipedia but would like to work a bit on the Assembly of Confessing Congregations so any hints gladly appreciated.

I was working on a few changes when the merger happened and I couldn't save them. I wanted to run by you to see what you think. I found an article by a religious journalist of the Age regarding the formation of the ACC and was going to give a couple of quotes from a different perspective or is it better to leave it as it is now.

The beginning part on EMU needs some work but I don't seem to be able to find sources to be able to do that properly. I'll keep looking. If it's merged with the newly formed ACC website that is okay but I'm not sure how to keep the essence of what people were wanting to have there with the new title of the ACC. It also needs some history and background to the RA which I think I can find sources for. ACC isn't only evangelical (also reformed and orthodox) so there may be some not happy with the merger.

Of course this is only the early history of the ACC and could develop into a fuller page over what has happened over the past 10 years.

thanks Annehibbard (talk) 11:34, 11 April 2016 (UTC)AnneAnnehibbard (talk) 11:34, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

All of EMU, RA and ACC are expressions of the Confessing Movement in the UCA so I expect that keeping that in mind will orient you to what to add and how to phrase it.
I moved the article for EMU to ACC, there is no longer a page for EMU but a redirect. If you have WP:RS, such as from The Age, that would be a useful addition to help show WP:Notability. You may also want to look at Confessing_Movement#Uniting_Church_in_Australia. Paul foord (talk) 11:51, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

List of Scandinavian hardcore punk bands listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Hi Paul[edit]

Did any member of the Foord family spend time on the Ord River near Kunnunnurra in WA? It would have been around 1965. Best wishes --Greenmaven (talk) 10:38, 4 July 2016 (UTC)