User talk:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

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In recognition[edit]

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Awarded for excellent biographical articles on historical personalities in aviation Lovibond (talk) 00:07, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

More photos for aces[edit]

{{PD-SDASM}} Hello,

For whatever obscure whim, I returned to Flickr and found another bunch of World War I pilots. If you would care to insert these into articles, here's the list:

Fritz Beckhardt = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091917878/in/photostream/

Josef Mai = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091917544/in/photostream/

Hantlemann is third from left @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091917470/in/photostream/

Gustav Dorr = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911985/in/photostream/

Heinrich Kroll = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911761/in/photostream/

Oskar Hennrich = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911397/in/photostream/ Karl Bolle = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911101/in/photostream/

Otto Schmidt = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091911075/in/photostream/

Erik Thomas = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091916220/in/photostream/

Adolf von Tutschek = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091910225/in/photostream/

Otto Parschau = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091910211/in/photostream/

Friedrich von Roeth = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091915434/in/photostream/

Hans Muller (later Hans Garrelt) = http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/muller1.php

Rudolf Berthold = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091913128/in/photostream/

Hans Berr = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907755/in/photostream/

Hans von Adam = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907583/in/photostream/

Hans-Joachim Buddecke (in Ottoman uniform) = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907541/in/photostream/

Friedrich Manschott = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091912652/in/photostream/

Karl Allmenroeder = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091912566/in/photostream/

Karl Thom = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907169/in/photostream/

Gustav Leffers = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091912402/in/photostream/

Max Ritter von Mueller = http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/8091907019/in/photostream/

Incidentally, Beckhardt's photo was misidentified as Hermann Gilly, so I removed it from the Gilly article. However, as Gilly never flew a Siemens-Schuckert D.IIInor had a personal insignia of a swastika, it is obviously a (poor) photo of Beckhardt.

I hope you will post these, as I seem to be moderately hopeless at the task.

Georgejdorner (talk) 18:35, 19 April 2013 (UTC)


And please tell me if you want more.Georgejdorner (talk) 17:57, 20 April 2013 (UTC)



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Unsourced birth dates? Unexplained removal of reference?[edit]

Hi there, re: these edits, it's unclear to me where you got the birth date for Frank Palumbo, because you didn't provide a source or an explanation. The previous rough birth date was derived using {{Birth date based on age at death}}, and was accompanied by a reference, which you removed. The reference was also flagged in need of improvement, but you didn't provide a new reference. What is also confusing, is that you submitted these changes a day earlier, but they were reverted because of your lack of sourcing. I'm sure that with your vast editing experience, (2x more than I have) you're well aware that resubmitting problematic content without fixing the problems is not constructive. Was it merely an oversight? Technical glitch? Thanks and regards, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 18:42, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

How about: "Wow, you found that nugget of information I had been searching for since 2007, thank you. I am now going to spend the rest of my day finding references for the six fact tags that are in the article." Once you are given the missing middle name or the missing death date or missing birth date, all you have to do is put the name and new information into Google to confirm it. I added three references and there are at least three more. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:13, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm sure that would have been more satisfying to read, but surely you don't expect a thank you note for twice submitting unsourced content and removing references with no valid justification? I can't seem to find the Twinkle drop-down for that... Cyphoidbomb (talk) 20:18, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

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Dormer[edit]

You're not worth the time and effort to war with over the retard box you are so eager to patronise our readers with, so you can keep it - the article's shit anyway. The edit summary you gave with regards to "unsourced information" relates to the body of the article. Do please try and read the reverts before you leave such a cock-sure edit summary. I won't respond, just FYI. CassiantoTalk 14:38, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Your recent edits to Henrietta Lacks[edit]

The source uses all caps as its title conventions: 1997 Congressional Record remarks of Representative Ehrlich. With the ICTR reference (The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research), that source also uses all caps for its article's titles. In both cases, even though Wikipedia uses very specific (and different) title conventions, it would seem to me that the original title as it stands in the Congressional Record and at the ICTR website should be preserved within the references here on Wikipedia. Shearonink (talk) 18:44, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

It does look like shouting, however. Even the New York Times reduces their old-timey ALL CAPS headlines to the title case when they transcribe them into their text archive. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:51, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I don't disagree that it does look somewhat "shouty" but I think it is a good practice to try to be very scrupulous about preserving the exact nature of references' information, even down to the punctuation or grammar usage in "cite web" titles. Is there anything within the cite templates (like some sort coding "[sic]"...) that would designate the caps as being the way the title is written in the original? In my general Wikipedia editing I am very wary of altering anything about a reference, even the ALL CAPS of a newspaper headline or the title conventions that the Congressional Record uses. I think that part of our mandate as editors is to preserve the record of events as they happened, to preserve the historicity of contemporary sources. For instance, Ehrlich's 1979 remarks (or speech/insert into Congress' records) is the earliest mention about Henrietta Lacks from a high-level governmental official that I have seen - I think it is important to preserve them within Wikipedia's pages as they appear in the official US Government records. Shearonink (talk) 19:09, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

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