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A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg I apologize for my silly error, and hope this bowl of strawberries will help to make amends. Thank you for your work reverting vandals, and sorry for confusing you with the original vandal. ~Adjwilley (talk) 04:12, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! No harm done. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 10:39, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

A belated barnstar for you![edit]

Super Disambiguator's Barnstar.png The Super Disambiguator's Barnstar
The Super Disambiguator's Barnstar is awarded to the winners of the Disambiguation pages with links monthly challenge, who have gone above and beyond to remove ambiguous links. Your achievment will be recorded at the Hall of Fame.
This award is presented to R'n'B, for successfully fixing 3057 links in the challenge of January 2012. Nick Number (talk) 14:01, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

List of professional football players who spent their entire career with one franchise[edit]

Hello, Russ. I received your message concerning possible deletion of this page I created. I certainly don't deny that is based on my original research and it's hard to find any sources on the web or elsewhere in which this subject comes up, so I understand your concern. The same happened after I initiated the same list for Major League Baseball players, and I had to make my case for that too. Still, figuring how rare an accomplishment this is in baseball (less than one percent of all the men who have ever played as it turns out, and apparently even rarer in the NBA), I thought it would be interesting to comb through the player profiles on the Sports Reference sites and find out for myself, and eventually share this info with other Wikipedia readers. After a bit of debate on the talk page, I got enough support from other contributors to convince them to keep it, although the article title was changed, which I was OK with. I'm willing to welcome any suggestions you may have as far as other reference sources, and even if this page is deleted, I suppose I can always submit it to Sports Reference.

Oh, yes, I also created the similar page for NHL players. I would have done the same for the NBA, but it seems somebody beat me to it! Josephew (talk) 02:05, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

I'll concede that the information is true, reflects a rare accomplishment, is interesting, and is not readily available elsewhere. But No original research is one of Wikipedia's core content policies. Either we have policies that mean something, or we just abandon the idea that this is an encyclopedia and let it become Myspace (in more than one way). --R'n'B (call me Russ) 23:10, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

FSU College of Engineering[edit]

Hi I checked the official website and it seems like the institute deals with all three types of power systems as well as other systems.--SeminoleNation (talk) 01:19, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Carmine de Laurent[edit]

I would like to take another stab at writing this article, which was deleted. I don't remember why it was deleted or what it contained, but I have access to reduces for writing ir now that I didn't have then. I guessing that notability wasn't established? The creation page said to contact you.Jacqke (talk) 17:07, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

  • I'm not finding any record of deletion of an article entitled Carmine de Laurent. Is it possible you spelled it differently (capitalization and punctuation count)? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 20:06, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
My phone'spell check struck again. The article deleted was Carmine de Laurentis.Jacqke (talk) 17:56, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
I see that my friend User:BD2412 took care of this for you already. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 18:01, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
There is nothing to see at this time. The article originally at Carmine de Laurentis, and later moved to Carmine de Laurentiis, was deleted because it was a copyright18:57, 21 September 2015 (UTC)Jacqke (talk) violation of text found at Cheers! bd2412 T 18:02, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Oh, that is interesting. The material I remember on Mando Island's page is a reprint of text from a public domain book. OK, I rewrote without that source and am about to submit it. It isn't finished but should have enough refs for now. Please let me know if you have any concerns with this version. Submitting under Carmine de Laurentiis. Thanks, Jacqke (talk) 18:57, 21 September 2015 (UTC)


Yes it is a mess, the original 'takes' in 2013 is now subsumed into a date-less project, and some of the edits to cross over are indeed wrong. Was about to clean it up all at time of editing, but was called away and have limited time to fix in short term, and help would be appreciated JarrahTree 22:53, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

disambiguation question[edit]

I worked on disambiguating Lisle yesterday and spent a couple of hours figuring out the correct reference in an article. After I finished that (Flabellum), there were still three references to the Lisle dab page, all of which seemed quite difficult. Today I noticed you removed Lisle from the September dab list. I'm just wondering why. Is three references below some threshold? I'm relatively new here.

Mb66w (talk) 17:03, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes, the magic number is 3. :-) That is, when a page has only 3 links left, I move it to "Done". This started at 4, but I changed it to 3 when we started having pages with less than 12 links show up on the monthly list. Now we have even lower counts on the monthly list, so maybe it is time to change it to 2. My original theory was that if the page only had 4 or fewer incoming links, it would still be on the Bonus List, so it wouldn't be totally ignored. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 22:01, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Here is another DAB question. I took a look at Rollbahn. There are currently 4 links left and they all refer to 1 of the three uses of Rollbahn (I also found a fourth - a movie which is not mentioned on the dab page). I can't disambiguate these 4 links because there is no corresponding article. The dab page merely gives a definition of the word (key routes designated by the German Wehrmacht in WWII). There is not much more to say about it, so I doubt a new article is warranted. I could create an article for this usage, but it would be pretty short. So where do I turn? Should I pose this on the Rollbahn dab Talk page? Would anyone even see it there?

Mb66w (talk) 18:27, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

In general, we don't create links on Wikipedia for mere definitions of terms, since Wikipedia is not a dictionary. If you want some guidance on how to handle this particular case, you might want to post on Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 10:13, 4 October 2015 (UTC)