User talk:Preston North End Dan

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Proposed deletion of Ann Cookson[edit]

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The article Ann Cookson has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The references provided here don't verify anything in the article

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Peter E. James (talk) 17:13, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Peter Lea[edit]

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The article Peter Lea has been proposed for deletion because, under Wikipedia policy, all newly created biographies of living persons must have at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article. The nominator also raised the following concern:

All biographies of living people created after March 18, 2010, must have references.

If you created the article, please don't take offense. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within ten days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 19:33, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

IP editing[edit]

You do realize that logging out in order to launch personal attacks on other editors will result in both your IP and main account being blocked right? Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 20:33, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Ann Cookson for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ann Cookson is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ann Cookson until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Peter E. James (talk) 23:38, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Removal of referenced population figures in settlement articles[edit]

I do not understand why you are removing referenced material in these settlement artiucles and suggest you read Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/How to write about settlements.--J3Mrs (talk) 18:56, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Please desist from removing reference Population figures and adding galleries as you did at Much Hoole. Galleries are not needed when there is a Commons category. Please adhere to the MoS and not your personal preference.--J3Mrs (talk) 10:47, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

File:Lancashire - Coastal Way.jpg[edit]

Hallo, You say that this file is your own work but it appears identical to the file Lcw2.pdf on Lancs County Council website linked from the word "See map" in the Lancs Coastal Path section of http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6126&pageid=36642&e=e#anchor176023. Could you explain? PamD 08:01, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

You have been blocked from editing for a period of 1 week for continued BLP violations despite multiple warnings and explanations as to why the edits are not acceptable. I've been very clear that if you continued adding categories to BLPs without ensuring they meet WP:BLPCAT and WP:EGRS you would be reblocked. This, in addition to your completely non-communicative style of editing on a project that relies on good communication and collaboration, needs to change. If the disruption and policy violations continue when the block expires, the next block will be indefinite. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first. Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 14:11, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Some tips to help you out![edit]

Hi Preston North End Dan, I thought I'd drop a few notes on your talk page with some help on writing articles :o)

First of all, it may be best for you to do a bit of reading, starting with the Wikipedia manual of style, which will give you a lot of information about how Wikipedia prefers its articles to be written. It's not as hard to follow as it might look; quite a bit of the information there probably won't be vital for you at first.

Second, I recommend you make a user sandbox - which is just an area you can use to practise in, and to make notes in, and to get things ready in. If you click this red link: user:Preston North End Dan/Sandbox, that will let you create that page (it gives you an edit window to start work in). Anything, anywhere, on the help and information pages which gives you an example, try it out in your sandbox until you're familiar with it.

For your article, the next thing you want to do is start collecting as much information as you can about it. Google searches (particularly in Books and Scholar) will be your best friend for this! Once you've found the information, the next most important thing is to start writing up each fact in your own words (very important, this), and make a note at the same time of exactly where that information came from. Build in the references as you go along; I'm going to copy in, down below this, a whole heap of help on doing references, which was produced by one of our best teachers (Chzz).

Here's another place that you'll find incredibly useful - citation templates which you can copy and paste into your sandbox, between <ref></ref> tags; you just fill in the blanks from your sources into the template, and you'll end up with nicely formatted inline citations :o) It all helps. Remember to add a references section to your sandbox (make a new line, and put ==References== on it, and type {{reflist}} on the next line, so that you can see how your citations look as you do them. Remember to save your page often! You don't want to lose your work.

Hopefully this will give you a good start and make life easier for you.

One last thing to keep as a motto: "It's better to write one good, well-referenced, nicely-presented article than it is to create fifty unreferenced one-line stubs!" Pesky (talkstalk!) 08:53, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

How references work[edit]

Simple references[edit]

These require two parts;

a)
Chzz is 98 years old.<ref> "The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. </ref>

He likes tea. <ref> [http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com Tea website] </ref>
b) A section called "References" with the special code "{{reflist}}";
== References ==
{{reflist}}

(an existing article is likely to already have one of these sections)

To see the result of that, please look at user:chzz/demo/simpleref. Edit it, and check the code; perhaps make a test page of your own, such as user:Preston North End Dan/reftest and try it out.

Named references[edit]

Chzz was born in 1837. <ref name=MyBook>
"The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. 
</ref> 

Chzz lives in Footown.<ref name=MyBook/>

Note that the second usage has a / (and no closing ref tag). This needs a reference section as above; please see user:chzz/demo/namedref to see the result.

Citation templates[edit]

You can put anything you like between <ref> and </ref>, but using citation templates makes for a neat, consistent look;

Chzz has 37 Olympic medals. <ref> {{Citation
 | last = Smith
 | first = John
 | title = Olympic medal winners of the 20th century
 | publication-date = 2001
 | publisher = [[Cambridge University Press]]
 | page = 125
 | isbn = 0-521-37169-4
}}
</ref>

Please see user:chzz/demo/citeref to see the result.

For more help and tips on that subject, see user:chzz/help/refs.

Something to make your life easier![edit]

Hi there Preston North End Dan! I've just come across one of your articles, and noticed that you had to create titles for your url links manually, or were using bare urls as references.

You might want to consider using this tool - it makes your life a whole heap easier, by filling in complete citation templates for your links. All you do is install the script on Special:MyPage/common.js, or or Special:MyPage/vector.js, then paste the bare url (without [...] brackets) between your <ref></ref> tabs, and you'll find a clickable link called Reflinks in your toolbox section of the page (probably in the left hand column). Then click that tool. It does all the rest of the work (provided that you remember to save the page! It doesn't work for everything (particularly often not for pdf documents), but for pretty much anything ending in "htm" or "html" (and with a title) it will do really, really well. Happy editing! Pesky (talkstalk!) 08:53, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Steve Coogan[edit]

Please don't add speculative categories to articles, especially those on living people. See WP:BLPCAT for more information. --John (talk) 13:12, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Last straw[edit]

You have again added a category not supported by sourced article content against WP:BLPCAT and WP:EGRS policies and guidelines. No amount of time-set blocks or warnings have been able to impress upon yuo that your editing is both against policy and disruptive. I would like to be clear that this is absolutely your last chance. If you add information or categories to any additional biography articles without including a source that meets Wikipedia's reliable sourcing criteria you will be blocked indefinitely in order to prevent any further disruption. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 15:15, 24 November 2011 (UTC)


Possibly unfree File:Lancashire - Coastal Way.jpg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Lancashire - Coastal Way.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. (In the absence of any response to the above.) PamD 21:30, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Recent edits[edit]

I can see what you're trying to do here, but I'm afraid it hasn't worked - Google is caching a version of the page from after your changes, but it's still being returned as the top search result.

Given that it hasn't achieved the desired affect, I've restored the old version of the article. The changes did make it a bit more stilted to read ("mortal"!) and at least one of the edits changed a direct quote, which is definitely a bad idea. Shimgray | talk | 19:26, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Sampsonite (musician)[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

Hello, I notice that you recently created a new page, Sampsonite (musician). First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as yourself. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page - Sampsonite "Emcee". Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Sampsonite "Emcee" - you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

If you think that the article you created should remain separate, contest the deletion by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". Doing so will take you to the talk page where you will find a pre-formatted place for you to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Nat Gertler (talk) 23:21, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Dan -- to be clear, I called for the deletion not because the article should not be under a different name, but because cutting and pasting the article is not the way to do it (it means we lose the whole history of the editing of the article, and it disassociates the article from the current deletion discussion, to cite two main reasons.) See WP:MOVE for the proper method of moving an article to a new name. --Nat Gertler (talk) 23:24, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Deepdale-Duck.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Deepdale-Duck.jpg, which you've sourced to http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/profile01/123/217d8a817faa487098a19c30ceec3ab7/p.jpg. I noticed that while you provided a valid copyright licensing tag, there is no proof that the creator of the file agreed to license it under the given license.

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If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have provided evidence that their copyright owners have agreed to license their works under the tags you supplied, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Files lacking evidence of permission may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. You may wish to read the Wikipedia's image use policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 00:13, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:PNE 2012 Kit.jpg[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:WalmerBridge-VillageHall.JPG[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Longton-Housing.JPG[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Longton-Housing.JPG requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a non-free file with a clearly invalid licensing tag; or it otherwise fails some part of the non-free content criteria. If you can find a valid tag that expresses why the file can be used under the fair use guidelines, please replace the current tag with that tag. If no such tag exists, please add the {{non-free fair use in|article name that the file is used in}} tag, along with a brief explanation of why this constitutes fair use of the file. If the file has been deleted, you can re-upload it, but please ensure you place the correct tag on it.

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Possibly unfree File:Holmes-Lancashire.JPG[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:St.Andrews-Longton.JPG[edit]

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File:Longton-1910.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:WalmerBridge-WallmoorBridge.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:Longton-Marsh-2008.JPG[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:NeneNui-MartinMere.JPG[edit]

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File:Preston Montage.png and File:Preston Lancashire Mosaic.png[edit]

Although the images used in these have been released under a suitable licence and were already used in the article, attribution is required - see File:Montage of manchester 1.jpg for how this can be done. Uploading them as your own work is a form of plagiarism and may also be copyright infringement if the authors have specified that attribution is required in the licences. Peter E. James (talk) 20:20, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Preston Montage.png listed for deletion[edit]

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File:Preston Lancashire Mosaic.png listed for deletion[edit]

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File:Leyland Almshouses.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Longton-Brickcroft.JPG[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Longton-Brickcroft.JPG requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F9 of the criteria for speedy deletion,as this file is copied from [1], which does not have a license compatible with Wikipedia, and you do not assert fair use or make a credible assertion of permission.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but 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 yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. Stuart.Jamieson (talk) 23:39, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Uploading Images[edit]

Aside from those listed above, I've just marked all your images on Commons for Speedy Deletion. You cannot continue to upload images as your own work unless you have photographed/painted/drawn the scene/person/diagram yourself. Scanning a picture from a book or downloading an image from the web and photoshopping it is not creating a work - it creates a derivative work and the copyright licensing of the original work still applies to that work and to the copyright of your creation. I've notified an Admin to look over your work, but I suspect that any more uploads of these nature are liable to lead to some sort of preventative action being taken against you to protect the encyclopaedia. Stuart.Jamieson (talk) 09:59, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for repeated copyright violations. Despite a page full or warnings and explanations, you continue to claim work as your own when it is clearly not. When editors have attempted to explain why your images are copyright violations, you attack them. If you are able to demonstrate that you understand why your uploads do not conform to Wikipedia copyright policy, then another admin may be willing to unblock you, but at this time I see absolutely no sign that you understand what you are doing wrong or any attempt to learn. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first. Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 20:16, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Re: User talk:Stuart.Jamieson#Images[edit]

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