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Sources[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for writing E. F. Gordon. I had the privilege of reading the article while reviewing articles that have not been added to categories. The guy is amazing, and I'm glad that I just learned about him. What would you think about renaming the article Edgar Gordon, otherwise I will create Edgar Gordon as a redirect if you have a reason not to move it there. I will also create redirects from Mazumbo and Edgar Fitzgerald Gordon. Ryan Vesey Review me!

Thanks your comments, Ryan. I agree that the article may be better renamed, though perhaps it should be Edgar F. Gordon (the way he seems most often referred to), again with the redirect you suggest. What do you think? Proscribe (talk) 19:48, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
I'll go ahead, and then I'll make redirects. Ryan Vesey Review me! 19:49, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
OK, thank you. Proscribe (talk) 19:50, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

User:Proscribe/BIM magazine[edit]

I've created User:Proscribe/BIM magazine which was your revision of the article. I'm not sure which title you're looking for, so you can move/cut& paste to the appropriate location/title. Skier Dude (talk) 05:15, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks. Proscribe (talk) 15:23, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Erika J. Waters[edit]

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The article Erika J. Waters has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. 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.

If you created the article, please don't be offended. 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. Bgwhite (talk) 22:49, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Your article has been moved to AfC space[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Great - and much needed - article on BIM! Thank you :) Loriski (talk) 17:55, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks! :) Proscribe (talk)

WikiProject Guyana[edit]

Hi Proscribe! Dthomsen8 and I are trying to get WikiProject Guyana going again. I've noticed that you've helped out on a number of Guyana-related articles. Any chance you might be interested in joining up? All best, Lorelei (talk) 10:12, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, Lorelei - thanks for asking. My knowledge of Guyana is general (Caribbean-related) rather than specialist, though of course I'll help where I can. Best Proscribe (talk) 04:06, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
That's brilliant, Proscribe - thank you so much! Any help would be hugely appreciated - and there's loads of articles that would benefit massively from a lookover by someone with some general knowledge and good editing skills :) If you feel like it (though obviously don't feel obliged) we'd love to see your name on the WikiProject Guyana participants list - as much as anything else because we're feeling pretty pathetic right now with only three members!! I've noticed also that you're great at giving articles-in-need (!) a good copyedit (I think our interests, particularly Caribbean literature, overlap so I've spotted your improvements to some of the articles I've got on my watchlist) so if you do ever have a bit of spare time, there's an up-to-date clean-up listing on the WikiProject page. All best, and thanks again, Lorelei (talk) 09:50, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Please stop![edit]

When a subject belongs in a more narrow category, they are not also added to the broader parent category or categories to which the narrow one belongs. Thus, we don't put "Chip" Delany into the category "African-American writers" because he is already in the daughter category "African-American science fiction writers", a subset of the broader parent categories "African-American writers" and "Science fiction writers". I appreciate your well-intentioned efforts, but now somebody has to tidy them up. --Orange Mike | Talk 21:55, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Proposed Deletion of Category: Black British writers[edit]

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Your input on the proposed deletion of Category: Black British writers (which includes C.L.R. James would be interesting. The deletion page is here. Ackees (talk) 23:50, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. My vote is to keep the category. Proscribe (talk)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Just to say a huge thank you for the work you put into creating the exhibition list for the Aubrey Williams page! Lorelei (talk) 09:44, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, Lorelei! Proscribe (talk)

Komla Dumor[edit]

Please note: I have removed the children's names, yet again, per WP:BLPPRIVACY - they are not notable and should not be named. I have also changed the "Biography" heading to "Early life and education" - this is a standard heading for bio articles, as the whole article is a biography. Thanks.--ukexpat (talk) 15:09, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

OK - understood! Proscribe (talk) 16:30, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Columns in reference lists[edit]

The forcing of a fixed number of columns in reference lists has been deprecated in favor of specifying a column size. See template:Reflist#Columns for more on this. Geraldo Perez (talk) 15:54, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. Proscribe (talk)

Daddy Was a Number Runner[edit]

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Herbert Melville Guest[edit]

Thanks for you edit on this article. I was wondering where you'd found the precise birth/death dates. FunkyCanute (talk) 09:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Have added the ref (left off by mistake!): S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science. Proscribe (talk) 10:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

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Karla F. C. Holloway[edit]

FYI.... you created a redirect to itself. Bgwhite (talk) 05:47, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for picking up my slip - meant to redirect to original article (which is without initials spaced). Proscribe (talk) 05:58, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Denzil Forrester[edit]

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Reasons for contesting deletion: improvements have been made to remove what might be perceived as copyright infringement, but exhibitions list necessarily repeats titles and galleries, etc, from source.Proscribe (talk) 06:46, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

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Thanks a lot! Proscribe (talk) 06:43, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

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Kelvin Okafor[edit]

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thanks and best! Peter morrell 10:42, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Much appreciated! Proscribe (talk) 11:29, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

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A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png For your good Work. Keep it up. Denver F. 17:57, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the cheeseburger! Proscribe (talk) 22:23, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for your contributions[edit]

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Althea McNish has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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DYK for Althea McNish[edit]

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Authority control[edit]

Hi there! Simple question: what is the point of adding an authority control template to an article without filling in any data? Kind regards, Coldbolt (talk) 12:56, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

This is the guideline I have been following (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Authority_control): "An empty instance of this template stays dormant in an article, until values are added to Wikidata, when it will then display them, so this template should be added to all biographies, whether or not there are authority control identifiers in Wikidata already." Have I interpreted it wrongly? Proscribe (talk) 13:08, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
Ohhh thanks for answering! I thought these "values" were added to the template within the article itself, I didn't know this was done through Wikidata. That makes it a lot more clear for me and understandable that it actually is useful to add an empty authority control template to an article. Thanks Coldbolt (talk) 14:56, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar[edit]

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Many thanks, Alarichall! Proscribe (talk) 00:18, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Welcome! Can you list the articles you've improved since July 1 and enter them into the main list at the bottom? We need numbers on this!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:20, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi thanks for your work so far. Can you provide some input on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. I seem to have upset a few people/scared some of the Nigerian editors off by including articles created before the Challenge started, but it was intended to get it off on a decent start from than starting entirely from scratch. We can start it from September, that;s not a problem.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:56, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, and for your efforts coordinating the challenge. I see the list has now been reset to start from September - not a problem for me: my focus continues to be to improve/add to Africa/African diaspora coverage whenever possible. Proscribe (talk) 09:57, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Invite to the African Destubathon[edit]

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Hi, Dr. Blofeld. I've added my name - not because of the prizes, just to contribute however I can to the huge task! Incidentally, re Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge, there are quite a few articles I've worked on to a lesser extent than those already added to the list (i.e. tweaked refs, punctuation, minor copyediting etc on articles that still require a lot more work) but I'm not sure what is considered significant enough to list as an improvement. What guidelines would you suggest? — Proscribe (talk) 16:48, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Welcome aboard. Yes, it's also an editathon and people can reject prizes if they want to. I hope we can set up a book fund at some point in which people who don't want prizes can donate it to a book fund and pay for books for editors in Africa etc who might want books to contribute. Yes, ideally the entries added should be ones which at least have a bit of work going in them, They're intended to be marked improvements or creations, even if it means it might take longer to meet the goal! I do appreciate MrLinkinPark showing an interest and helping though! With the UK the idea began as only listing articles which no longer need basic work, to fully cleanup or improve or create.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:57, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. Great idea, the book fund! — Proscribe (talk) 17:05, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Latin American 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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African Women biographies[edit]

Wiki Loves Women Logo.pngHello ! You are in the top 10 of participants to the African Women section of the The Africa Destubathon. Whilst you did not make it to the top 3, I would like to thank you for the numerous improvements to African Women biographies and thus for reducing the gap. Anthere

It's a pleasure - thanks for noticing! — Proscribe
Hi there, Anthere. Just saw that the new article on Molara Wood seems to have been left off the women leaderboard list. Proscribe (talk) 13:07, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
1979. Sigh. Ok... Anthere (talk) 17:13, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Hop Hop Hop. Fixed !!! A good piece. Would be unfortunate to miss it. Anthere (talk)

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January 2017[edit]

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Connie Mark[edit]

Hi, noticed Connie Mark was created this week. xx Eartha78 (talk) 19:08, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Loved your article on Evelyn Dove. Edwardx (talk) 12:26, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks, Edwardx – much appreciated! Proscribe (talk) 13:27, 11 March 2017 (UTC)