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)


File:Boelckeo.JPG[edit]

Please remember that you are "indefinitely prohibited from uploading images or other media files to the English Wikipedia." (from your Wikipedia:Editing restrictions). Your upload of a new version of File:Boelckeo.JPG is a violation of that restriction. Fram (talk) 14:58, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Take it to Arbitration, I do not see adjusting the contrast of an existing image as a violation. Thank you for your concern. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:20, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
I have no ambition to get you blocked for this. I don't think it is a smart move to test the boundaries of your restrictions though. Doing such things too often or too blatantly will get you blocked again, and for a longer time, and also reduce your chances of getting the restrictions lifted or modified. Fram (talk) 15:32, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Arbitration enforcement is not meant to be a punishment, it is designed to remedy a specific problem, which was uploading questionable content. If content is already vetted, and I adjust the contrast, it is not a violation of that restriction. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:37, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
No, our policies are meant to prevent copyright violations. Restrictions are meant to save people the effort of having to check every edit an editor makes to see whether it violates our policies. "You are not allowed to upload questionable content" (or "to link to copyright violations", and so on) are policies which apply to everyone. "You are not allowed to upload any files" is a restriction which is much more strict, and which only applies to you. Claiming that if an upload (or article creation, or whatever) doesn't violate our policies, it should be allowed, is ignoring your restrictions. Fram (talk) 15:45, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Then take it to arbitration, so it can be made clearer. I can see that it is bothering you greatly, so have it cleared up. I do not see it as a potential copyright violation. You certainly are the Javert of Wikipedia. So please take it to arbitration. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:57, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Please keep your personal attacks to yourself. If I thought this was a copyright violation, you would have been at arbitration enforcement. I said that it was a restriction violation. I can't help you if you can't see the difference between those two. Fram (talk) 22:23, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
You also see personal attacks when there are none ... --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 05:47, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Comparing people to fictional characters who are described in the novel as "a fanatic" and "[he] was to be pitied, as is every ignorant man who triumphs." and by critics as "He is "one of the most tragic legalists in Western literature" and "the consummate legalist"." is a personal attack. That "[he] finds himself unable to reconcile his life's work pursuing criminals with the nobility and justice shown him by the man he thought was a criminal, and takes his own life by jumping off a bridge into the river Seine." (as our article describes it) only makes it worse. Fram (talk) 08:00, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
You do seem to me to be a somewhat fanatical legalist. Fanatical in watching my every edit. Legalistic in declaring that altering the contrast of an existing image is a violation of the ban and that restoring someone else's edit is a copyright violation. You are looking for a "gotcha" moment to get me permanently blocked, I would say the moniker is apt. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:16, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

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AFD Catherine Uhlmyer & Adella Wotherspoon[edit]

I see that these articles you created have been around for a while, but unfortunately I don't think they meet the WP:ONEEVENT criteria for notability and have nominated them both for deletion at: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Catherine Uhlmyer. AHeneen (talk) 18:51, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

polo player userpage[edit]

Can you please add in-line references for the early life and personal life sections?Zigzig20s (talk) 22:03, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

OK I've moved it. Good job. Do let me know if you want to work on other polo players (especially more recent ones?).Zigzig20s (talk) 21:46, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

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Fiona Graham[edit]

Hi Richard, re: the report on RfPP, you've been reverting a lot to restore that birth year. It might be best to leave it out until a wider consensus forms, especially as it might be the subject removing it, and you don't know which year is correct. Best, Sarah (SV) (talk) 02:29, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Can you cite some actual Wikipedia policy that says 5 - 1 = 0? You are using the fallacy of false equivalency as your argument. The subjects of articles do not get to override Wikipedia policy. They want the publicity of being in Wikipedia and also want to be the editors and remove what they do not like. You cannot have it both ways. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:11, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Incomplete longevity claims[edit]

I think you're thinking of the content at Longevity myths or List of people reported to have lived beyond 130 (I don't know why 130). If the content was fleshed out (mythology, rumors, issues with inability to determine time properly) with actual secondary sources, I think the "incomplete" content could be merged into the myths article. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Malcolm Orme Little[edit]

Yes. I checked with Laffaye. "Malcolm Little, 9th Lancers."Zigzig20s (talk) 21:45, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Added Lawley as well, for which Laffaye is explicit. The one I am unsure about is Thomas Hone for now.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:57, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. If you'd like to expand Tommy Biddle, feel free to do so btw.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:40, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Are you interested in helping me out with more recent polo players like Nina Clarkin as well please? Also, it looks like Tommy Biddle's father also went by the same name, which is very confusing.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

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JDR Parkway[edit]

Hi Richard. I was in discussion with several other users about the naming of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Parkway and we all agreed that no comma might be better, though I also agree that our naming convention should match offical naming done by the entities that manage things. You may wish to add discussion at Talk:John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and/or at the MOS discussion.--MONGO 01:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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This edit might work, hmmmm...I'll add a ref for it. Shearonink (talk) 23:19, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Polo pictures[edit]

I am not sure, but I will ask around.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:04, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

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Programmability of Colossus computer[edit]

Back in November 2012 you changed the description in the lead of this article from "was at all programmable" to "was programmable". I wasn't entirely happy with that, but let it be whilst I investigated further. Colossus is described by some as programmable, by others as "semi-programmable", and some deny that it was programmable in any modern sense. The way that it was set up to perform a particular task was by operating switches and plugging on a patch panel. I therefore plan to return to the "at all" wording and hope that you won't disagree. --TedColes (talk) 09:32, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

As written I have no idea what "at all programmable" means. It just sounds like poor grammar. Can't you think of a way to phrase it where it has some meaning to someone who is not involved with the debate. Can't you just say "programmable". --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:36, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

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Please be cautious...[edit]

...when editing and commenting at Griffin. I just got my first ever ARB warning for a smiley face comment (all of 7 words) regarding another editor's mistaken comment about RS. edit. I see you received your gift from ARBCOM. Ironically, they can't imagine why we're seeing so many R-E-T-I-R-E-D banners across so many different user pages of GF editors. Well, maybe I can. AtsmeConsult 06:12, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Please do! --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:37, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Actually, my mistake, you have now exceeded 3RR, so again I'd suggest you self-revert. Counting: the series of edits yesterday, and then [1], [2], and [3]. Nomoskedasticity (talk) 17:38, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm not going to template you, Mr. Norton, but I think that you should not be reinserting your edits on Griffin after they've been reverted by others. In the case of the lede bit about Jekyll Island, I believe you've done this more than once now. Please self-revert. You may have engaged with this article unaware of the recent contentious history, but now that it's been pointed out to you in the wake of your edits, I hope you'll adjust your approach. At the least, I urge you to undo any of your edits which have reinserted text that others have reverted. Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 20:53, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia rules about potentially libellous labels cannot be overridden by consensus. "Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately from the article and its talk page, especially if potentially libelous." --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 21:04, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
A comment or two

I didn't want to mess up your TP with an entirely new section, so I scooted down so I wouldn't be associated with the above activity. I believe if you engage the interaction tool and feed it names, you will be enlightened by the harmony. But I imagine you already knew that considering the length of time you've been an editor. Just wondering - do you know if members of a cabal are subject to WP:OWN individually or as a group? I guess ARBCOM serves the aggregate but individuals are sentenced separately, right? AtsmeConsult 00:31, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Richard, please don't make personal or off-topic remarks on the article talk page. You've stepped into a difficult and fraught environment. SPECIFICO talk 00:53, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

What are you referring to? A clue would be helpful, tell which article you are referring to and what comments. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 01:16, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Mary Margaret O'Reilly[edit]

I see your draft in your userspace. I have a fairly detailed article in part on her from the Journal of Numismatic Research. Would you prefer I inserted the material, or should I just email you the article? (I have the print version)--Wehwalt (talk) 02:13, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

It's live, now, Mary Margaret O'Reilly. Would you like to submit it for DYK under both our names?--Wehwalt (talk) 21:12, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
It is all yours, I just created a stub from the Library of Congress photo. They are releasing more photos this Friday at Flickr if you want to help. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 23:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
I would like to, but it always seems two steps forward and three back on the writing. Thanks for creating it anyway.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:45, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

British generals[edit]

Yes. When I come across one, I add him. Kittybrewster 12:35, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

NYT favor?[edit]

Our article on Frank R. Paul says he was born in Vienna, and seems to cite the NYT's obit for him; however, the index at PulpArtists.com says he was born in Radkersburg (and that his birth name was "Rudolph Franz Paul"). I don't have access to that NYT page; could you check if whether it specifically says "Vienna", whether it mentions his birth name, etc? Thanks. DS (talk) 13:50, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

  • My subscription just expired, but I will ask a third party to forward it to me. I will also create an entry for him at Familysearch, the Mormon genealogy website, the New York Times subscription lets me post the articles for non commercial purposes, and the website is free, but requires registration. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:44, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I added some information from the census, I have not found his naturalization, and it looks like he never had a passport. I think his oldest daughter still lives here in New Jersey. I will try and contact her is she still has a land line and ask for a better photo. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:16, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
I changed it to the new name and added what you have shown, I will do more searching under his birth name. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 21:11, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Question about black lists[edit]

I don't get the concept, or why we even have such a thing. Can you provide some insight?

  1. What causes a site to be blacklisted?
  2. Who makes that determination?
  3. Once a site is blacklisted, can it be unblacklisted, and if so, what is the process?

Thx in advance. AtsmeConsult 19:18, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

See MediaWiki_talk:Spam-whitelist#whale.to.2Fcancer.2Fgriffin14.html, just let it take care of itself, no need to leave a comment there. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:35, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Saunders[edit]

Sorry for the confusion. I moved it to William Lawrence Saunders. DGG ( talk ) 23:38, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Just making sure you saw this. DS (talk) 01:46, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

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Mullers[edit]

Enrique Muller was a photographer who was born in Germany(?) in 1846, and came to America. His son, Robert Enrique Muller, also known as "E. Muller", was also a photographer. In order to distinguish photographs taken by the father from photographs taken by the son (for purposes of categorization), it would be useful to know the father's date of death; might you be able to help out in this respect? Thanks in advance. DS (talk) 02:31, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Enrique Muller (born December 1846) Robert Enrique Muller (born 1881) VIAF=170021621|LCCN=no2011057407

Given their (his?) association with the US Naval Base at Annapolis, I think it's safe to say that at least one of them lived in Maryland. DS (talk) 04:30, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Oh, and this is where I got the 1846 date. DS (talk) 04:34, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Found them! They lived in Brooklyn, New York and December 1846 is correct. I will load the census image to Wiki Commons. Do you plan to start an entry for them, or should I? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 04:42, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Enrique Muller and Robert Enrique Muller in the 1900 US census living in Brooklyn, New York

It looks like his son Theodore Muller was also a photographer. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Robert Enrique Muller

Could you do the articles? I've been loading up images from Chronicling America (plus I think you have access to more data about them than I do, at this point!). DS (talk) 11:46, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Here is an interesting article I found on the father or son: User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Enrique Muller
File:Enrique Muller in The Wilkes Barre Record May 10, 1912.jpg this probably the father's images. You can add it to the category if you think I am correct. The father would have been 67 years old, so maybe the son is the daredevil. I may have found the death date of the father but I am still not sure. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:58, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
I read your draft for the son - would you say it's ready for mainspace? DS (talk) 19:52, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Octave Homberg (1876–1941)[edit]

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Provincetown Players[edit]

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Bushnell[edit]

Another article I wrote as a result of the Chronicling America content is E. A. Bushnell — but the information I was able to find about him was rather limited. Do you think you might be able to do better? DS (talk) 19:23, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

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Jr. comma RfC[edit]

You're invited to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#RfC:_Guidance_on_commas_before_Jr._and_Sr. Dohn joe (talk) 02:12, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

proposed iban, please comment[edit]

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Hmm[edit]

Out of curiosity... the fact that you created a draft on Algernon Edward Sartoris within 24 hours of my having uploaded a photo of Mr Sartoris's wife (fiancee?)... is that a coincidence? DS (talk) 16:33, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Are you working on the Library of Congress Flickr Commons project too? I was just about to upload the same photo, I just downloaded it. I add the images that can be uploaded to my favorites on the Friday they are released, and then go back to them during the week. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 16:35, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
No, I guess it's a coincidence. I'm ransacking images from Chronicling America (which is where I got all that information about photographers and cartoonists), and if the LoC thinks this image is worth putting on their Flickr, I'd be surprised. DS (talk) 22:31, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

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Error?[edit]

Hello. I'm guessing this was an error, although I have not been able to figure out what you actually intended to do. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 09:35, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Weird. I don't remember making it, and I have no clue, so far, what my intentions were. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:20, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

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WP;REDLINK[edit]

Hello Richard. You made this edit removing the navboxes from the sentence. I agree that the wording was somewhat misleading, but your objection, expressed in the edit summary, is actually taken care of in the following sentente where an exception is described. What the text meant, I think, before you removed the navboxes, was that in this template there should be no red links, because it is supposed to show what Wikipedia has on this subject

Differently, the following template should indeed, under the mentioned exception, contain red links, because it is used to create more articles in a series
I'm not sure what the appropriate wording of the guideline should be, to clarify this. Kraxler (talk) 14:18, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
The problem is that it excludes succession boxes as in Lloyd B. Marsh. As it reads we have to remove the redlinks from them. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:06, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Interesting, I wasn't aware of the rule that would exclude them from succession boxes, I always include red links there. Where red links should not be included is in infoboxes, since they are supposed to give no original info, but only to repeat key info from either the text or the succession boxes, and the red links can remain only there. That paragraph of the red links guideline is definitely badly written, and needs some working-over. Kraxler (talk) 14:39, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Another identification request?[edit]

I'm 95% sure that the Edward S. Goodnow who's mentioned here is the Goodnow who was doing loads of images for NEA-subscriber papers in 1904 (for one thing, he seems to have been Ohio-based until at least 1900). Can you find out anything else about him? For instance, his date of death? Thanks in advance. DS (talk) 17:13, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Impressive as always; once you've added in your sources for that one, I'll move it into mainspace. Here - commons:Category:Illustrations by Edward S. Goodnow is worth including, eh? DS (talk) 02:23, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

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Ampt[edit]

A while back, a rummage for art by E. A. Bushnell led me to write the article on William M. Ampt. Think you could find any more details on the late Mr. Ampt? DS (talk) 12:33, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

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RfC: Guidance on commas after Jr. and Sr.[edit]

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Alfredo Salmaggi[edit]

I was Alfredo Salmaggi's last student and would like to help you add info to his Biography. user:Berle Sanford Rosenberg 05:47, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Polo players[edit]

Hello. I've just moved Raymond Rodgers Belmont and Raymond Belmont II. Sorry it took me a while. When I have more time for polo, I will look at Horace Laffaye's books--there should be more to add. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:08, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Sarah Kuhn[edit]

Think you could find enough properly-sourced info to make an article about Sarah Kuhn? DS (talk) 20:04, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Sam B. Boyd (fireman)[edit]

Did you checked if he was related to John Boyd (Texas Congressman)?Zigzig20s (talk) 19:41, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Purge your cache

Hiyo[edit]

I hate to feel that I'm asking for too much, while giving so little (though I am). However, could you please give your undivided attention to the article, The Style Council. All the best, for being the best Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 19:03, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Religion in infoboxes of nations[edit]

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Jean Pastré[edit]

Can you find a picture of this polo player? Also Robert de Rothschild?Zigzig20s (talk) 17:24, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

I added a bit more referenced info about polo to Robert's page. Next time I'm in Chantilly, I will remember him. To me, Chantilly is very Hermes, not so much Rothschild...who knew! As for Pastre, I'm not sure I can find much more. It would be fantastic to unearth the history of polo on the French riviera during la belle epoque.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:28, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Eugene Meyer[edit]

You have to now go back and change all the links for incoming articles for "Eugene Meyer" to "Eugene Meyer (financier)". See here --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 16:04, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Good point. I did a search for what to do in this situation, and couldn't find anything, so did the best I could. Not so great, obviously. Is there a better solution? You seem to be familiar with biographical articles. -AndrewDressel (talk) 16:08, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
I think there is an automated script run as a bot that can make the changes for you, but I have not used Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser (the program) in years. I will see what I can find for you. you can look on the page for AWB. The work by hand is so tedious, I sometimes just do not bother to improve the disambiguation. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 16:15, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

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User:Zigzig20s/John C. Calhoun II[edit]

Are you interested in helping me expand User:Zigzig20s/John C. Calhoun II and are you able to find his picture please? I've just looked at his Manhattan address on google street view and that building is probably listed on the National Register of Historic Places, isn't it? It would be good to find more obituaries. I will look on newspapers.com later.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:12, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Also Austin Corbin. I'm working on the User:Zigzig20s/Sunnyside Plantation.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:37, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Wow, you compiled a full biography already. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 20:40, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
I'd like to add a bit more before I move it to mainspace. Can you please find more references? Is there not a picture in the public domain?Zigzig20s (talk) 05:02, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Found another reference and moved it to John C. Calhoun II. If there is a picture, that'd be great. Btw his father needs a page, he died in Pasadena, a locus of high society at the time. There should be obituaries and perhaps some info in the Social Register...Zigzig20s (talk) 08:24, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
FindAGrave appears to be incorrect. I think we need a Calhoun family tree. Apparently, John C. Calhoun had ten children, so it gets confusing.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:47, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Do you want to list the children of JCC II:

Patrick Calhoun (1856–1943, Adams Calhoun (1864–?), James Edward Calhoun (1878-?), David Adams Calhoun (1881–1898), and Julia Johnson Calhoun (1884-?).

WS to WP links - my two cents[edit]

RAN,

I looked at the discussion over at WikiSource, and at the comments on your talk page there. I don't get the same understanding from those discussions as what you've posted at JimboTalk (JT):

  • At JT, your comments suggest that an admin at WS is removing WP links and has blocked you over your disagreement.
  • At WS, the admin (who seems to want to work with you and unblock you) indicates there are WS conventions (for linking and some other things he documented on your talk page there) which he feels you've not been following.
  • It is not clear to me if WP linking is well defined in WS policy, or open to interpretation but understood by editors there. If current convention works against your preference, you'd have some work to do to get consensus for a change.

I'm not sure your post at JT will accomplish a change to how WS works with regards to these issues. You might be best served by engaging the WS admin on your talk page there.

Good luck, JoeSperrazza (talk) 19:23, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I am not sure you should be removing my posts to another user. I think the right thing to do, if you disagree with it, is to tell me that you think I should not be making a post, not removing it. Like the guy at WikiSource you are enforcing your opinion, by removing my post, as if it was a rule demanding action, like it was a BLP violation. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 20:02, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
RN, please see this edit [4]. Until you noted it here, I had no idea I had reverted your post to JT. I did not intend to do so, didn't notice it, and went back to undo my revert - but that's already been done. I sincerely apologize and can only say it must have been a misclick. Thanks, JoeSperrazza (talk) 20:11, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
No problem ... --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 20:19, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Research to be done[edit]

  • Are you interested in User:Zigzig20s/FrancisSurget, who's been sitting in my userpage for a while? There must be portraits somewhere, but not sure where. There are a few peripheral articles on Jstor, which I will read later. I'd also like to find a few more references about User:Zigzig20s/Isaac H. Hilliard before I can move him.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:31, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
For Surget, I'd like to find a better reference than The Peerage...Zigzig20s (talk) 08:35, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Orrin Henry Ingram, Are you able to find his picture? Be careful because there is another one who died in 1963 (who probably needs a page), and currently Orrin H. Ingram II (who might be the third or Jr rather, I am not sure; he plays polo).Zigzig20s (talk) 11:29, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
It's here, but I'm not sure how you could crop/upload that.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:35, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for uploading Antoinette's picture! I can't find her year of death so far. Btw, I am trying to improve the coverage of the entire Ingram family, see Category:Ingram family. Next will be the Drummond family, who own the Drummond Company. On another note, Peter Marié's collection of miniatures is a fabulous trove of information about the socialites of the 400.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:06, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
No, I don't think it's the same chateau. It's not in the same location.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:52, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Look what I've just stumbled upon! Antoinette's son's father-in-law's house. Not sure if this stockbroker is prominent enough to have his own page too.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:04, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Now there is a house to live in! You should be updating the tree at Familysearch when you tie together families. I have been doing it also. I also like it as a backup if the Wikipedia images and biographies get deleted. I also add my biographies to Findagrave if I know the cemetery, and even if I do not, I add a biography and fill in the cemetery later. Another good place to backup your biographies is Familypedia, you just cut and paste the whole thing and 90% of the templates will be identical, and the references stay in the same format. The more places you back things up to, the more likely it will survive the next 100 years. Someone can just add a "prod" tag to an article and it gets autodeleted in seven days if no one objects. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 22:42, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I stick to Wikipedia. It's on my watchlist.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:15, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
He may have been tied to a scandal?Zigzig20s (talk) 23:37, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I was right about the estate.. Amazing guest list btw.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:15, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi again. Could you please upload this to Wikimedia Commons for Montgomery Bell?Zigzig20s (talk) 22:38, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Btw, there are some pictures here that may be copied there.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:10, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Not sure if you are able to find much more about Heman Edward Drummond, Garry N. Drummond, Elbert Allen Drummond...pictures would be good, but I haven't found any in the public domain. There is an Ingram connection apparently, but I can't find any newspaper articles about a wedding or divorce, so I can't add it. (The Ancestry forum is not a reliable source.) Btw, there is already a Category:Drummond family for the Scottish family, so I am not sure how to create their own category...they might be vaguely related, but I don't think we could use the same one. Next, I will work on the Caruths. The Van Leers of Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee also need more research. I hope you don't mind all these suggestions!Zigzig20s (talk) 15:36, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
If I may--perhaps you will be able to find pictures of Burton E. Green, Dolly Green, her CSA father...Zigzig20s (talk) 23:44, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Are you able to upload this please? I am working on Henry F. DeBardeleben.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:11, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
And Josephine Lucchese's picture from FindAGrave please? Sorry, I don't mean to be rude by asking you again!Zigzig20s (talk) 04:07, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I created this category. FindAGrave has two more pictures, but I don't know if they are kosher as far as copyright is concerned; there is also another picture here. There are also recordings here, but I don't know if they can uploaded. Also her father if you can, Sam Lucchese. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:20, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Could you please move this picture to Richard Upjohn's infobox (instead of one building he designed)?Zigzig20s (talk) 01:38, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Let me know if you are able to upload copyright-free pictures of Lyle H. Lanier. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:37, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

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William Tankard[edit]

Do you think he is sufficiently notable to have his own page? See this, this, this, this, this...but I can't find any mention of him in Horace Laffaye's books.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:18, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Sure! He is listed as a "star polo player" which can be the lede. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 16:48, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
The thing is, he is listed as an amateur player, not a professional player, but...he also seems to have played in many tournaments...Zigzig20s (talk) 17:12, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

More Gilded Age stuff[edit]

Not sure if you are able to find other society weddings held at Trinity Episcopal Church (Lenox, Massachusetts). I am trying to improve James A. Burden II, but it's tough because there are so many hits on newspapers.com.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:14, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Ilias Lalaounis[edit]

Are you able to find his picture and/or pictures of some of his jewels in the public domain please? Some of his jewels will be auctioned next week.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:44, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Since he is dead you can load his image directly to Wikipedia and add the fair use tag and a fair use rationale. You can cut and paste the text used here at File:María Rivera Urquieta.jpg
I only upload pictures I've taken myself. If you don't have time, don't worry about it.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:19, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
I am blocked from loading images to Wikipedia, I can only load to Wiki Commons.
Yes, if you send me the link on Commons, I can transfer it. Why are you blocked? You create lots of great articles.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:36, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
There are only internet photos. You will have to download it and then reupload it directly to Wikipedia and add in the templates from the other photo. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:54, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
I am not sure how to do this. Let's just forget it.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:00, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

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About William Whitney Christmas[edit]

Hello Richard,
That new article appears to be substantially a duplicate of this, your user-space draft
What do you think about this?
Peter in Australia aka --Shirt58 (talk) 11:42, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I will merge them. I am blocked from starting new entries, so I have a backlog of hundreds of articles in my user space, waiting for me to be unblocked from article creation. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:15, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi again,
I also write content, most all of it adding scrupulously well-referenced material and starting little well-referenced stubs.
If self-criticizing the content I write is wrong, I don't want to be right.
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User talk:Jimbo Wales[edit]

Why did you remove the discussion? Leaving it would have helped because if anyone else ever came with the same question but decided to check the archives first, he/she would have seen your inquiry and wouldn't need to post. Dustin (talk) 04:21, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

It was answered, no need to keep it around, it was also improperly worded. I am sure it has been answered many times before, or would be best answered in FAQ. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 04:24, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Robert Martinson[edit]

Oops, I didn't see your request about informing you prior to moving your subpage articles, till I'd already copied and pasted to create the Robert Martinson page. Yazzzzz11111 (talk) 19:22, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

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Shall it be changed to User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958-xxxx) (with the year in place of the xxxx) when that happens? Yazzzzz11111 (talk) 19:28, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

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Grasslands[edit]

Ahhh, I was hoping that if you went back to fix the boldface you would also create a redirect, which IP editors can't do. Thanks. 2600:1006:B113:10F9:14E8:C473:9B00:7111 (talk) 23:59, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Arbitration clarification request[edit]

This concerns you. BMK (talk) 21:34, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Richard. I am assuming from your lack of reply to this and the edit restriction notification below that you do not intend to respond at the ARCA case. That's fine, but if that's actually the case, it would be very much appreciated if you could clarify that, either there or here. If I'm mistaken (which has been known to happen), then could you please post a statement, or indictate that you're preparing one, so that those of us who are waiting to hear your views before we make a decision know whether or not to continue waiting. Much obliged, Yunshui  06:46, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Mockus[edit]

I'll move it over shortly. I need to figure out how to preserve the edit history, might have to have an administrator's help for that. Hang in there, Richard, sorry that you're being put through the ringer again for nothing. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 02:09, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

The move function keeps the history intact from user space to mainspace. I wasn't sure that it would until someone asked me it they could move the article so they could work on it. I crossed my fingers and he made the move, and the history was intact with me as the creator, and all subsequent edits intact. I am amazed at how many interesting people I come across from the NYTimes obituary archive and the Bain photo collection. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:53, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
I've moved Michael X. Mockus to mainpace. I hope to help clear some of your creations backlog as we move along now that things are fully clarified (and those controversial footnote quotes are gone). Best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 13:49, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

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I fully agree with this community enforced restriction. LibStar (talk) 22:56, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

It doesn't seem that the closer has notified you that there was a second outcome of the debate. The following tag is to be attached at the top of your userspace new starts:

On the one hand that might feel like people are being mean to you for no reason, but I actually think this is a good thing since it makes clear that your userspace starts, if certified copyright clean, are expressly permitted to be moved to mainspace without charges of being an unauthorized proxy being leveled. Be sure you put the above tag on the top of all your new starts in user space, even the ones already existing because you have enemies and they will use that fact as a cudgel against you if you don't. Hopefully we'll be able to get the spigot opened up for your new starts over the next month or two.

I would also advise you strongly against directly soliciting anyone to help move articles to mainspace. While not expressly prohibited, a couple of the people in the debate indicated they would respond very negatively to that. It's still a grey area and you must be very careful to avoid grey areas... Anyway, even though it probably feels like you were beat up again, I think this all is a very positive outcome for Wikipedia and for you. Best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 13:56, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

@RAN: In case you missed it at ARCA I offered to work through your backlog and clear what I can. If you have particular articles you would like me to start on or to avoid please ping me or let me know on my talk page. I want to make this explicit, here, so if you do ask me to do something it will not be 'soliciting' as I have already offered. JbhTalk 14:12, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Michael Mockus[edit]

Thanks! But not much investigative work when you know how Lithuanians Americanize their name ;). I doubt that the other Mike was his son - the birth dates are too close. "Mockus" is a rather common last name in Lithuania. Renata (talk) 02:17, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

I thought that I back calculated the age of birth for "Mike", but just now looking at the original document it does list this doppelganger as born on "08 Apr 1873", so just an unusual coincidence, I will try and find naturalization records under the name "Mykolas Ksaveras Mockevičius" or some close variation. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:22, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Maybe we can find his obituary, the Chicago Tribune archive is online. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:42, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Basil Macdonald Hastings[edit]

I moved t this article by accident, I was looking at several articles including your most recent. I then moved the new one rather than an old one. Sorry. JbhTalk 17:47, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Timothy Healy (trade unionist)[edit]

Another one of your new starts moved, although there's probably little to recognize in it remaining. I had Healy on my to-do list myself for a long time. I have started putting the AN/I tags on your backlogged new starts, please do continue tagging those up so we can start getting serious about getting that backlog cleaned up. See ya, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 22:29, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

I've added a bunch more tags this morning, as you can probably see. Once everything gets flagged up we can see about getting stuff ported over to mainspace systematically. l haven't seen anything remotely touching upon true copyvio although a couple footnote quotes were long enough to get a few people's underoos bunched up. We want them to have comfortable undergarments. Best, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 16:02, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

J. Erroll Boyd[edit]

Hi Richard. Thanks for the note, I appreciate it. I tagged up another 30 or so articles this morning and have moved over the famous Canadian aviator J. Erroll Boyd to mainspace. Keep up the good work! —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 15:12, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

I see a crapton of sources about him on newspapers.com, including a June 1930 attempt to break the trans-Atlantic speed record. Carrite (talk) 15:24, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Find an obituary?
No good obit, but THIS states that he died in Connecticut and the wire service reports of his death were datelined Sharon, CT. Sounds like he was the first Canadian to make the trans-atlantic flight in 1930... Carrite (talk) 12:03, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

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ArbCom[edit]

I'm not sure if you've been following events there, but ArbCom seems to be creeping towards a finish in the "clarification" hearing against you started by Beyond My Ken. -LINK It looks like there is a pretty good chance that those guys are going to shut you down from additional new starts even on your user page, and will require a six month wait PLUS all the backlog starts to be either moved to mainspace or deleted PLUS the requirement of you to make "substantial progress" cleaning up your 10 year old editing before any appeal can be made. It is completely idiotic, of course, but ArbCom hasn't caught a clue in two earlier considerations of your situation so it would be a real change of pace for them to start to figure things out now... In any event, get your starts started on your user page if you have anything that you're burning to do.

I'm continuing to flag and clean out quotes from the backlog. Hopefully I will get to the end of 2015 tomorrow and then can start work on your 2014 list. Carrite (talk) 07:17, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

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Redlinks on your user page[edit]

Richard, once again, it is important to turn those redlink proposed starts blue on your user page — User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/David H. McCullough, User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/James J. Gallagher, etc. It doesn't matter so much what the new "starts" say... "David H. McCullough was an American man." end of page, whatever. In the event ArbCom commits another idiocy and shuts you down from making new starts, the starts showing on your user page are apparently going to be grandfathered in, you will be able to keep working on those until someone comes along to certify them copyright clear and to port them over to mainspace. However, if ArbCom initiates new sanctions, you probably won't be able to turn the red starts showing on your user page blue and they're just going to have to be removed until a new ArbCom with an open mind is elected. So just crank out some stupid one or two line placeholder stubs as insurance if you have any intent on working on any of those pieces from the ground up. Don't forget to include the ANI-mandated flag at the top of each piece. Hang in there. —Tim //// Carrite (talk) 16:37, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

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Cyrus Field Willard[edit]

Say, Richard, I'm having a bitch of a time finding a photograph of Cyrus Field Willard. Any chance that you can use your wizardry to shake one loose from the ether? —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 02:10, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Interesting guy. I searched all the photo archives that I know are not indexed, or are under indexed by Google: Getty, Corbis, and the New York Times Public Library, but so far nothing. I used all possible varations of the name: C. F. Willard, Cyrus F. Willard, and so far nothing. I will keep trying. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:23, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Sarah Brockington Bost for deletion[edit]

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I didn't move that one, Richard, the history indicates it was Andy M./Pigs on the Wing. I will examine it. Carrite (talk) 02:23, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Richard, I havnt posted this yet as it needs some polishing. Do help if you can Victuallers (talk) 22:01, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

User-space drafts that may be redundant or nearly so[edit]

In the following list your draft has a corresponding article - in most cases created by you. You may wish to turn some or all of these into redirects, in some cases after merging. Hope this list is useful, if not, no worries.

  1. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Arch Wilkinson Shaw - Arch Wilkinson Shaw existing article is more thorough
  2. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Arlene White Lawrence - Arlene White Lawrence existing article is more thorough
  3. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Arthur Kent White - Arthur Kent White existing article is more thorough
  4. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Bayview Cemetery - Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery existing article is more complete
  5. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. - Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. needs merging
  6. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Donkey show - Donkey show merge required?
  7. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Eatsa - Eatsa existing article is more thorough
  8. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Eddie August Schneider - Eddie August Schneider Existing article looks more complete
  9. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Edoardo Ferrari-Fontana - Edoardo Ferrari-Fontana Existing article looks more complete
  10. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Endre Alexander Balazs - Endre Alexander Balazs Existing article looks more complete
  11. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Gerard David Schine - Gerard David Schine existing article is more complete.
  12. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Glidden (paints) - Glidden (paints) existing article is more complete.
  13. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Gus Lawson - Gus Lawson Existing article looks more complete
  14. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Guy Bates Post - Guy Bates Post Existing article looks more complete
  15. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Hall-Mills Murder - Hall-Mills Murder Existing article looks more complete
  16. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Harland Dixon - Harland Dixon Merge needed
  17. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Harvey Jerome Brudner - Harvey Jerome Brudner Existing article looks more complete
  18. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Joachim Cronman - Joachim Cronman Existing article looks more complete
  19. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Joachim Von Rohr - Joachim Von Rohr Existing article looks more complete
  20. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Johannes Sembach - Johannes Sembach Existing article looks more complete
  21. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/John Aiken (racing driver) - John Aiken (racing driver) Existing article looks more complete
  22. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/John Lawson - John Lawson (cyclist) Existing article looks more complete
  23. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/List of most-listened-to radio programs - List of most-listened-to radio programs Existing article is more complete
  24. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Osborne Theomun Olsen - Osborne Theomun Olsen May need merging, or not...
  25. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Philip David Morehead - Philip David Morehead Existing article is more up to date and complete
  26. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Pillar of Fire Church - Pillar of Fire Church Existing article is more complete
  27. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Ray Bridwell White - Ray Bridwell White Existing article is more complete
  28. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Robert Barney Dallenbach - Robert Barney Dallenbach Existing article is more complete
  29. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Robert E. Williams - Bob Williams (baseball) Existing article is more complete
  30. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Stephen Guernsey Cook Ensko - Stephen Guernsey Cook Ensko Merge?
  31. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Walter Francis O'Malley - Walter O'Malley Existing article is far more complete
  32. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/William Nathaniel Harben - William Nathaniel Harben Merge
  33. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/William Whitney Christmas - William Whitney Christmas Existing article is more complete

Apologies for any errors.

All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 02:32, 15 October 2015 (UTC).

I will go through them and delete them, usually I moved them and kept a copy and occasionally someone cut and pasted my article into mainspace without using the move function. I will migrate some of the simpler ones to Simple English Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talkcontribs)

Add User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Edward Cecil Bethune to the list. Existing article seems to be more complete. 103.6.159.90 (talk) 19:44, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

FYI: I have redirected User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/William Whitney Christmas to the mainspace article, hope you're okay with that. Also, User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Bruce Lefebvre was moved to mainspace, and User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/John Lawson was history-merged to John Lawson (cyclist), so that you show up with the creation of the article! 103.6.159.66 (talk) 07:05, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Arbitration motion regarding Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Richard_Arthur_Norton_(1958-_)#October_2015[edit]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard#Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) October 2015

The Arbitration Committee has resolved by motion that:

Remedy 2.2 of the Richard Arthur Norton (1958 - ) case is struck and replaced by:

2.3) Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) ("RAN") is indefinitely prohibited from:
Creating any articles or draft articles in any namespace.
Moving any page into the article namespace from any other namespace.
Other editors may move pages created or substantially edited by RAN, but only if they explicitly take responsibility for any copyright violations on that page.
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Original announcement

Consultation[edit]

Hello, we don't know one another but I came across your ban (I don't remember how now) and following a link to your user pages was shocked that so much good material was being kept out of the encyclopedia for reasons that I am unable entirely to fathom. I hope you don't mind too much that I might have jumped the gun in moving a couple of your pieces to mainspace on the spur of the moment. If there's anything that you consider particularly move-worthy, do let me know. --Andreas Philopater (talk) 09:25, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

@Andreas Philopater: Thanks for the help, now I am banned from creating them in userspace so there is a list of ones that will never be written.

I think that you can still create article drafts in your userspace at meta, or in your userspace at the Simple English Wikipedia, both places which are outside the jurisdiction of the Arbitration Committee. In these cases, of course, others could create a placeholder stub in the mainspace for you to then copy your work here, where it belongs. (It is my understanding that you are banned only from creating articles, not from contributing to them if they have already been created.) 103.6.159.82 (talk) 19:29, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

The metric I am most proud of is my number of articles created, so I wanted to be listed as the creator, and I want the edit history preserved. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:58, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
It is still possible. Pages from other WMF wikis can be imported with complete edit history. An established editor in good standing could post a request at WP:RFPI certifying your draft to be free of copyright problems and claiming responsibility for any copyvio that may be found later. 103.6.159.84 (talk) 17:33, 24 October 2015 (UTC)


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DYK for Alice Coomaraswamy[edit]

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Edward Sims Van Zile[edit]

As far as I can tell, the copyright situation with User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Edward Sims Van Zile is resolved; feel free to {{db-u1}} it if you want. Nyttend (talk) 14:46, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

For the record: this was discussed at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive276#Edward_Sims_Van_Zile. Redirected the page to the mainspace article, as is the standard way to deal with userspace drafts whose subject is already in mainspace. 103.6.159.85 (talk) 17:22, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Re: Vincent Price[edit]

Where the daughter specifically calls a claim "hearsay" why ought Wikipedia promote it to fact? And is the single "celebrity (gay) gossip" source a reliable source on its own for claims of fact? Not yelling at you, but asking for your opinion thereon. Warm regards. Collect (talk) 22:35, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

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You take too much shit and get not enough praise, Richard. Let me do that now. Thanks for keeping your legs moving running the football through a pile on the Henry Johnson naming controversy. You proved to be absolutely right that the article name was conflated between the subject and another person. I think it will work out okay in the end but there are hoops to be jumped, it would seem. If you need to have a start made for a piece on the real Henry Lincoln Johnson, an attorney and civil service functionary who seems is notable in his own right, let me know and I'd be happy to get the ball rolling on it. Obviously that will have to wait for a few days until the naming issue on the other person resolves itself. —Tim Carrite (talk) 20:46, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

5 Million: We celebrate your contribution[edit]

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Arbcom indef[edit]

Hey man, I just noticed in the WP:POST that you were indeffed. You are missed. I appreciated your hard work on proper citations. I would have made statements in this regard if I had been called upon. However, I think the case hinged on other questionable issues. I am sorry about how things worked out.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 22:03, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Historians[edit]

I'm not removing the category...not exactly. Merely refining it - I created both Category:20th-century American historians and Category:21st-century American historians earlier today, as the parent was getting overfull. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:29, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Deluxe Archive Solutions[edit]

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Doesn't meet WP:CORPDEPTH. Only claim to fame seems to be the Johnny Carson archiving; I couldn't find any sources that provide significant coverage of the company itself.

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Johnson[edit]

Nice photo! Hey, Richard, are you able to find this piece? "Henry L. Johnson, Dead Negro Leader, Was Son of Slaves," Washington Post, Sept. 13, 1925. I saw that listed in another WP article, no link. Looks like an obit in the Post. Carrite (talk) 01:00, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Alternatively, the NY Times might have something. Probable death date is Sept. 12, 1925. Carrite (talk) 01:16, 4 November 2015 (UTC)


I found a few obituaries, I just have to stitch the parts together from multiple columns on multiple pages and output as a single png, and then run ocr. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 05:17, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Roshanara[edit]

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Please note...[edit]

...that I have filed a request for Arbitration Enforcement against you, here, in connection with your conversion of the redirect at William Sloane Coffin, Sr. into an article, effectively creating an article where none existed before, and therefore violating your ban on article creation. BMK (talk) 05:36, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Take it to Arbcom, you created, not me! --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 06:21, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

I've asked for clarification at ARCA regarding the AE report[edit]

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3RR warning[edit]

Please be more careful when you revert articles. You have partially or fully reverted Lists of deaths at Stuyvesant Polyclinic Hospital four times in less than a day, which is not allowed per WP:3RR. You reverted edits by Rich Farmbrough and me, beyond My Ken, and Liz (twice), so it's not as if it was an edit war with just one person (which also isn't allowed, but is more understandable). Fram (talk) 07:51, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

It isn't a revert it is a compromise, per the talk page. Rich Farmbrough did not delete the material, he migrated it to another article, and it no longer exists in that article. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:18, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Roscoe Conkling[edit]

You list Roscoe S. Conkling on your ist page as one of the articles "that will never be created some you're banned". But an article already exists at Roscoe Conkling which seems to be on the same subject. Please verify. 103.6.159.89 (talk) 19:12, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

That was his grandfather! Here is his image, I forgot the link on my user page.

AfD question[edit]

Could you please double-check your recent edit at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gary Jones (Louisiana politician)? Your !vote and your supporting argument appear to be contradictory. Typo? — Ammodramus (talk) 21:10, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Damn you cut-and-paste. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 21:14, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (1821–1863)[edit]

Hi Richard. Per Wikipedia:Deletion review#Instructions, please discuss this DRV for Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (1821–1863) with Spartaz and if you cannot come to an agreement, then list it at DRV. Cunard (talk) 00:43, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Richard, for starting a discussion with Spartaz. I have removed the DRV entry for now. If you cannot come to an agreement with Spartaz, feel free to restore the DRV. Cunard (talk) 01:03, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

No personal attacks[edit]

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Personally, I always liked the metaphor. Javert. But we can't say it, even as we observe it. Silently. Best regards. 7&6=thirteen () 20:42, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2015 November 30[edit]

I have DRved this for you, it was an improper close which I consider a supervote, unsurprising when you considered the administrator. Valoem talk contrib 09:30, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata help[edit]

Hi. How do I do the Wikidata for Findagrave? Thanks! Krin5292 (talk) 15:00, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi again. Thanks for your response. I have some follow-up questions:

When I type in Findagrave I get two choices: Find a Grave grave ID and Find A Grave cemetery ID. Which one should I use and what do I put in the box next to it? In other words, what do you mean by "the number from Findagrave"? Thanks! Krin5292 (talk) 16:31, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Got it - thanks! Krin5292 (talk) 19:14, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Michael T. Gottlieb[edit]

Hi. Does one of our currently listed sources give the birthdate 1900-11-30 and parents? [6]

I don't understand the edit summary "Hillsborough, California". --P64 (talk) 16:05, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Dec 9: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC; Dec 12: Art & Law editathon + Dec 13: Black Film editathon[edit]

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Hey, could I get your opinion about this[edit]

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A reminder...[edit]

...that you are banned from my talk page and have been requested not to post there unbless you are required to by Wikipedia policy. Since your recent (erroneous) comments are not required, I have deleted them, per my previous explanation. BMK (talk) 07:11, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

BMK libel[edit]

  • [BMK writes] Regarding this editor, could someone keep an eye on him? Today is the third time he's shown up at an article he's never edited before in order to revert one of my edits. [7], [8], [9] I don't follow his edits in any way - they just show up on my regular watchlist - but he apparently is trying to get back at me for reporting his violations of his sanctions. Perhaps someone could pass the word that this is not a good idea? If some kind of informal advice cannot be given to him, I will have to seriously consider other more formal options. BMK (talk) 04:53, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  • [I respond] Please stop spreading lies to libel me. On April 14, 2008‎ I added the New York Times obituary as a reference to the article on Louis Comfort Tiffany, You are currently in an edit war restoring "|image_size=210px" to the infobox, we switched to dynamic sizing a while ago. While 210 might be optimized for your screen, you aren't the only person reading the articles. The default image size is controlled by the preference settings. On March 19, 2010 I added the New York Times obituary to the article on Pabst. There you are in an edit war over the order of his birth name vs. his professional name with another editor, and I expressed my opinion. You must have made over 50 edits to over a dozen articles this weekend. The only thing in common is that you are engaging in edit wars over minor issue with multiple people and your edits show up on my watchlist over and over again because of your edit wars. ‎ --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 05:14, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
  • [BMK writes] I have removed RAN's comment here, since he is banned from my talk page, but, in all fairness, it is, of course, available in the history of this page, for those who wish to see it. I have no interest in discussing matters with RAN, as his interpretation of Wikirules is.... different, shall we say, which accounts in some respects for his 3 active ArbCom sanctions. I also find it interesting that RAN reads this page: I do not read his, because I have little interest in interacting with an editor such as himself. I have made it clear in a number of places, that I wish to be quit of RAN, that I will no longer monitor his frequent violations of his ArbCom sanctions, but it is difficult to maintain a distance from him when he is following me around, reverting my edits for what appear to be the purposes of harassment. BMK (talk) 07:03, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
    • My sympathies in dealing with BMK. Whether it's ignorance, arrogance or his usual belligerence, he's completely wrong about his claim that this "is the third time he's shown up at an article he's never edited before in order to revert one of my edits." You had edited every one of those articles before he did, per the revision statistics for G. W. Pabst (more than four years before BMK), Louis Comfort Tiffany (four-plus years before BMK) and List of mayors of New York City (a year-plus before BMK). I'll take a look at BMK's latest edit warring and see if there is any way that I can help settle any of these issues rationally and help avoid further conflict. Alansohn (talk) 02:12, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

"That isn't a real license"[edit]

Yes, it is. Mugshots are specifically public domain unless there is some law against it. There's not. Public domain is a real license. It can also have fair use justification if you want to argue it, but public domain material is free for everyone, no permission needed. Look it up. DreamGuy (talk) 00:42, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

(Talk page stalker here.) "Mugshots are specifically public domain unless there is some law against it." Not so fast. If you're talking about this image by the Colorado Springs Police Department, please provide a source for that assertion. Works by an employee of a local government are not necessarily public domain. Jonathunder (talk) 00:54, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
This is common sense. You don't have any sources to say it's not PD, because it isn't. You are using bad law here. DreamGuy (talk) 02:33, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
By the way, you had a fair use license. It also had rationale. Then you deleted it. Because I say it was PD you go back on yourself and say it wasn't fair use even though you first said it was. That's just spite.Since you were so obvious I deleted your bogus deletion notice. DreamGuy (talk) 02:33, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

File:Robert Dear in a mugshot.jpg[edit]

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Eberle Schultz[edit]

Say, Richard, I was wondering if you could work your magic to discover the middle name of Eberle Schultz, a pro football player of the 1940s. I've been working pretty hard on the bio. I know his middle initial was H but can't for the life of me find the name itself. Thanks, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 18:44, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/London Buses route 403[edit]

Hi, I responded to your comment on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/London Buses route 403 a few days ago, I was wondering if you'd noticed and care to comment? Specifically you cited WP:OUTCOMES, which states "Articles about individual bus routes are rarely notable, recommendations to merge into a suitable list article are common." which contradicts the reasoning you associated with it? Thanks! Jeni (talk) 21:01, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

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Thomas L. Hisgen[edit]

Hi, here you stated Thomas' father was "George Conrad Hisgen". I also found it was "Carl William". [10], [11]. What do you think is right? -- Cherubino (talk) 23:23, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Let me take another look at the documents, I may have conflated two people with the same name. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 00:19, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
As a Forty-Eighter he also seems to had two names, a german (Carl Ludwig Wilhelm, born 1830 in Darmstadt Hesse) and an anglicised (Carl William). -- Cherubino (talk) 01:08, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

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Lewis R. Stegman - Burial Information and Photo circa 1900[edit]

Hi, Richard, I saw that you added a photo and burial information to the page on Lewis R. Stegman. I have been researching Stegman and the 102nd New York for a few years now. I would love to know where you found that information. Please let me know.

Thanks, Dullman82 (talk) 18:44, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Do you have an account at Familysearch? It is the free Mormon genealogy site, register an account and here is his page: https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=94MC-XJP

I will double check where I got his burial. I have his passport application from Familysearch which gives great information. I will reorder his obituary from the New York Times and post it to Familysearch under his record. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:53, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! FamilySearch definitely has some cool stuff.Dullman82 (talk) 19:04, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Cedar Grove Cemetery came from the transcription of his death certificate. He is already in Findagrave with two entries. I will see if I can merge them. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:22, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Sanford[edit]

It wouldn't kill you to leave an edit summary, you know. Drmies (talk) 02:04, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

It wouldn't kill you to leave a link, you know. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:07, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
The edit summaries were filled in for Mark Sanford disappearance and extramarital affair:
  • Edit summary: "Undid revision 696368961 by Drmies (talk)"
  • Edit summary:"<ref>{{cite news |author= |agency= |title=The 10 most scandalous euphemisms |url=http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22470691 |quote= |newspaper=BBC News |date=15 May 2013 |accessdate=2015-12-22 }}</ref>"
  • Those aren't edit summaries RAN, and you know it. Drmies (talk) 02:41, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
They look fine to me, and please don't assume you can read my mind. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 02:46, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Saturday January 16: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Aaron B. Rollins (December 26)[edit]

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Thanks for noticing my additions to the N.Y.C. hospital list. I have a bit more to add, but have been doing other things. I hope to finish it this weekend with psychiatric hospitals and a few other omissions, although it may be impossible to be sure that this list is ever "finished." In the meantime, I encourage you to do whatever you can that improves it, and best wishes for a happy 2016. Ira Leviton (talk) 18:53, 31 December 2015 (UTC)


I'm still learning - I've never looked at Wikidata before, but it seems that linking always seems preferable because it may get somebody motivated to add missing information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ira Leviton (talkcontribs) 19:53, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

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Trax Colton[edit]

  • Was wondering why you deleted the "subscription required" template for the Time.Com ref, since the complete article is behind a paywall. Is there any more at that article about Trax Colton beyond the initial paragraph that is quoted I don't know, it's behind a paywall...there could be a quote directly from Colton, there could be some more details about his career...maybe he was offered a part in a movie that was written especially for him by some Oscar-winning screenwriter...but there's that darn paywall.
  • Was also wondering why the NY Times external link was added since that information provides nothing new, just that Morelli/Colton existed, is of unknown gender, and was in two particular movies.

Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 06:23, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

I thought the whole article was there, but I may have been logged in to Time at the time. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:38, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Using wikidata links directly in articles, plus indirect violation of a restriction[edit]

I noticed that in an article like Coroner of New York City, you added multiple inline links to Wikidata pages you created, like [12]. As these links are blue, and hard to discern from standard wikilinks, they may be misleading to readers who expect a link to another Wikipedia article but instead end up at a quite different site.

Furthermore, in at least some of these Wikidata pages, you have added as (sometimes the only) source a link to a findagrave page you created ([13],[14]). Not only is this not a reliable source which should be avoided on Wikipedia, it also is a type of source you are explicitly disallowed to use according to Wikipedia:Editing restrictions: "Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) is prohibited from linking as a reference any external site to which he has contributed. He may provide such links on the talk pages of articles, so they may be reviewed by other editors for acceptance according to applicable Wikipedia guidelines and policies; if accepted, another editor may add these links as desired."

Linking from articles you created to Wikidata pages you created where the source is a link you are not allowed to use directly on Wikipedia seems like a very bad practice and may not be looked on favourably by Arbcom (enforcement) if put to the test. Please stop doing this. Fram (talk) 10:28, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Take it to ANI, have fun! Adding to Wikidata or Wikimedia Commons has nothing to do with any restrictions at Wikipedia, they are not the same entity, and Wikipedia has no !jurisdiction. I love what you call "indirect violation of a restriction". If I am not allowed to shop at Walmart and I shop at Target, I not violating any !law. If you think that Wikipedia should never link to Wikidata, then bring it up at ANI. It is like demanding that I never add a picture I loaded from Wikimedia Commons to an article. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:37, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
    • Wikipedia has no jurisdiction on what you do at Wikidata, it has jurisdiction on what you do here, and if that is indirectly linking to pages you are not allowed to link to, then that may well be seen as a problem. To take your Commons example, you have another restriction which explicitly states "Should Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) upload a copyright-violating image to the Wikimedia Commons and subsequently make use of that image on the English Wikipedia in any namespace, he may be subject to Arbitration Enforcement as if the image were uploaded directly to the English Wikipedia in violation of this remedy. " So it appears that avoiding a restriction by using another Wikimedia site first and only then using that violation here is already covered in another restriction you have, and isn't so far-fetched as you want it to look like. Fram (talk) 08:22, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I haven't a clue what you are talking about, take it up at ANI. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:13, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

I have raised the issue at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement#Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )[15], you are invited to comment there. Fram (talk) 15:40, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

JSTOR request[edit]

  • Richard, Happy New Year! I see you're listed at Category:Wikipedians who have access to JSTOR. Could you perhaps provide me access to this obituary[16] of Charles Felton Pidgin? (my email is milowent at gmail dot com if needed). Fascinating guy, I'm having fun developing a coherent bio of his life, he did so many different things, all while working as a statistician for state government! Cheers.--Milowenthasspoken 17:36, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Sure thing! Do you need access to the New York Times obituary too? Don't forget to start the Wikidata entry for him. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:41, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks very much! I have NY Times access but did not see their obituary, do you have that link? Thanks again!--Milowenthasspoken 20:24, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

I added it to the article, just look at his death and then click on it. Send it to me for my collection. I can add it to Familysearch.com, the Mormon website. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 20:31, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

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Possibly unfree File:Wiley Post and Harold Gatty 1931.jpg[edit]

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New Jersey gubernatorial candidates[edit]

Hi, I can't take the credit for creating it but I noticed it was woefully unpopulated and took the initiative. Learned a lot reading all those articles, too! The others you suggested would be a great next step. I will consider for my spare time. Regards, Accurizer (talk) 02:56, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Fix plz[edit]

An editor made a copyedit and I think you inadvertently undid it. Can you put it back to avoid any unnecessary hard feelings? --Dennis Bratland (talk) 03:14, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out, must be a weird edit conflict problem. I will fix it best as I can and try to explain it in the summary. I think I fixed, you better double check. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:31, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Linkspam[edit]

I don't know what you are thinking, but these links are in no way appropriate. If you disagree, take it to WP:ELN where you'll be told that external links are for citations (those are not citations) and the External links section, with no exceptions that apply in this case. --Ronz (talk) 16:09, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Likewise the link directly to findagrave.com you restored here is inappropriate. Further, you need consensus for restoring any of this per WP:ELBURDEN. --Ronz (talk) 16:16, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

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January 2016[edit]

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Sorry to template a regular, but this warning is required by "the system". Thomas.W talk 17:57, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Don't template the regulars Duckduckstop (talk) 20:50, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
WP:ANI demands that the 3RR warning be posted before bringing an issue before them. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 20:53, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
by extension, do not go to ANI with regulars; work it out. Duckduckstop (talk) 18:34, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of List of people with the longest marriages for deletion[edit]

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NYTimes ref tool[edit]

yes, the NYTimes reftag tool is broken and unsupported. the google books reftag tool is working fine. i have gone to using visual editor reference generator, which works for NYTimes (code from zotero), not so much for other newspapers which it uses cite web on. Duckduckstop (talk) 18:32, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

A nice tool, adds in more fields than I do. I will migrate over the link to my page. I hate people that add bare urls to articles. I wonder if there is a bot for bare Google Books links that take the generator and combines it with a bare url and replaces it. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:15, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
i used to quick make stubs with bare urls, to give newbies some introduction to reference templates, and irritate the article reviewers ;-/ Duckduckstop (talk) 21:59, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
well, there is User:Citation bot/use, i was using it to fill out bare urls. and you can enable it as a gadget, seems unsupported. Duckduckstop (talk) 13:19, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

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Secretary of State[edit]

There are state secretaries of State, but they are called by their state. E.g. Secretary of State of Washington. The Secretary of State in the US is equivalent of foreign minister in other countries. NapoleonX (talk) 03:07, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

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Need help finding notability[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Vulcan_blazers I am stuck because I don't have real access to newspapers and magazines to look stuff up. Can you help with this article? It's for this category - Category:African-American firefighting organizations Thanks..Robco311 (talk) 16:57, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Concerning the NYC Sheriff's Office[edit]

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Postmaster of New York City[edit]

This edit totally messed up the table you made but I don't see how to fix it. I'll just revert tomorrow if you can't fix it either. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 20:03, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

I think I fixed it already, it is not easy to work with tables. Plus I have to go back and link the people to the table from the article and add a category to the article. So much work. Next I have to add in the "office held" in Wikidata. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 20:07, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Certainly the table looks fixed now. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 20:10, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 6 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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Alfred Erskine Marling[edit]

Thank you for creating Alfred Erskine Marling. I would appreciate it if you wanted to expand it.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:53, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Do you know if he had children? Was his brother notable? Do you think Horace S. Ely is sufficiently notable in his own right?Zigzig20s (talk) 03:14, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Let me see if I can get AEM's obituary from a friend, my NY Times subscription expired. I will see if Horace S. Ely has an obit in the NYT --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 04:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Do you think he is an ancestor of Robert E. Marling, Jr.?Zigzig20s (talk) 05:15, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I am working on his genealogy at Familysearch.com, do you have a free account there? It is the Mormon genealogy site. It is free and has access to the census, birth, marriage, and death records. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:33, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:08, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

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Feb 16: Art+Feminism Training / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim
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Joseph P. Sneed[edit]

Find a Grave (not a reliable source) suggests Joseph P. Sneed is Carly Fiorina's paternal great-great-great-grandfather. Are you able to find a reliable reference please?Zigzig20s (talk) 02:07, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

It all works out following the family back through the census. All the people born in Texas are in the Texas Birth Index and it lists their parents. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:25, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
How do you think we could reference it?Zigzig20s (talk) 03:46, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
That is tough, it would require a cascade of birth records and census images. Let me see if we can find one document that ties together the 4 generations, or at least 3 of them. I may find an obituary or biography for Carly's father or grandfather that mentions 2 or 3 generations back. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:56, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
I pinged you on another talkpage with more references. There's a family tree (though not going all the way back to Carly) that I added to Constantine Sneed House.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:52, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
I have just created William J. Sneed. There is an "in use" tag, but feel free to expand it and add connections to relatives. Please ping me when you have. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:09, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Did you find out more about William J. Sneed please?Zigzig20s (talk) 05:47, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Ancestry[edit]

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hey there, i've changed the license on these to PD not renewed, since there is no record of a renewal at the copyright office. [18] nice little maintenance task. such is the clarification of orphans. as we know Boston Public library, like a lot of institutions, slaps NC on everything. cheers 198.24.30.111 (talk) 16:11, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

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Saturday, March 5: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday March 5, 10am-5pm: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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This is by far our biggest event of the year (over 200 participants in the last edition), and every extra hand counts, so please join and volunteer to help us engage new communities!

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Article drafts at WP:RM[edit]

Hi Richard. I don't want to get bogged down in the detail of the ArbCom case, but I was wondering how it could be lifted, so you can create articles again. I'm guessing it's not a user-friendly process and involves some case going back to ArbCom? I'm happy to help, if needed. Of course, feel free to ignore this if you think it's too much of a headache to get this overturned! Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 08:09, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

  • I would love the help, as you can see on my page, I have hundreds of article titles that never get written, and a backlog of hundreds of written articles in my userspace. Even if we got the ruling to allow me to make articles in my userspace again, it would be helpful to all. I am not sure why they blocked userspace articles after ruling earlier that they were legal. We are mirroring the US criminal justice system here at Wikipedia punishing too many people for too long a period. I used to donate about 20 hours a week to Wikipedia, now I donate that time to Familysearch and other genealogy projects. I still load images to Wikimedia Commons from the Bain collection for an hour each Friday. Despite an equal amount of argument over copyrights at Commons, I am not banned there. For instance long arguments and multiple deletions over whether I own the copyright as a "work-made-for-hire" to my high school year book photo or the anonymous photographer does. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:11, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
i feel your pain. team with your local museum; they are all looking for digital volunteers who know how to digitize, social media, viral interact; host some editathons - you could gameify your bio list for newbies to try; and you should use vicuna uploader,[19] and check out GWtoolset. [20] Fae has used it on NRHP photos, but only a couple 100k more LOC images to go.
wikipedia is the best recruitment for other open knowledge projects on the web. it's WP's loss not yours. they're too stupid to drop the stick, let them poke their own eye out. Duckduckstop (talk) 19:09, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Richard. I'll raise some questions to get the ball rolling to see what happens. On an un-related note, would you consider archiving some older discussions on your talkpage? It's quite a looooong scroll down to here! :D Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 19:29, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
OK, question started. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 19:33, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

@Rich Farmbrough, Lugnuts, Carrite, The Traditionalist, Duckduckstop, Valoem, and DGG: Here's something to make the task of mainspacing RANs drafts (a bit) easier. Rename Draft:Richard Arthur Norton movelist to a convenient title, replace the xxx's with actual page names, and then you can begin moving drafts with just two clicks (no need to meddle with Special:MovePage interface -- everything is filled in). 103.6.159.93 (talk) 18:55, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

follow-up, I have just added the full list there. 103.6.159.87 (talk) 20:34, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. My list is at Meta... I guess I could move it over now. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 22:00, 9 March 2016 (UTC).
speaking just as an editor, and not just with respect to you, regardless of who does it, quite apart from the matter of the restriction on you, I consider any method of creation that bypasses normal NP review and draft mechanisms to be undesirable, and I wish we could find a technical solution to anyone from doing it or using it. Kudpung, we're we working on something?
And speaking as a arb, I suggest you write to the arb com. I make no personal judgment about whether this would be considered a violation of your restriction--I do not know what the the rest of the committee will think about this. DGG ( talk ) 03:42, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Huh? Who is DGG addressing, Farmbrough or Norton? What specifically is a "violation of [Norton's] restriction". I am not following the previous post at all. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 04:09, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
part one, speaking as an editor is addressed to everyone. Part two is addressed to anyone trying to evade restrictions. The status of assisting someone to evade restrictions is something which is perhaps not really clear, but if it were me, I'd be cautious. --Please note I am not saying what I would decide if it ever came to arb com.I am just advising people to be careful because every aspect of W can be unpredictable DGG ( talk ) 05:49, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
DGG, you are talking bullshit. The ArbCom made it very clear at WP:ARBRAN#Amendments that "Other editors may move pages created or substantially edited by RAN but only if they explicitly take responsibility for any copyright violations on that page." There is nothing here that requires ArbCom's permission or approval. Stop scaring away people from this. 103.6.159.87 (talk) 10:24, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
@DGG: The current remedy cannot be appealed unless and until other editors have "dealt with" the remaining 300+ drafts. This despite the fact that there is no reason to suspect any copyvio in any of them.
This, mind you, is only the lesser condition, and one which Richard has no control over. As such it stinks, on it's face, which is probably why some bolder editors have been prepared to put effort into helping Richard.
Moreover, we are deprived of articles such as Landrum Shettles and Thomas Lyttleton Lyon until and unless someone else creates them, for no very good reason.
All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 14:19, 11 March 2016 (UTC).
You are unlikely to find me defending the work of arbcom. Before I joined, I advised everyone who asked to stay well away. Now I know how it work, I give the same advice, only much stronger. However, the 2106 group is on the average a little better than the 2105, so I have some hopes for 2107. DGG ( talk ) 05:37, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
  • @DGG: By pure coincidence, in spite of being on an extended Wikileave, I have this very week managed to drag someone out of retirement who can provide the background evidence needed for a compelling argument to get this done. The technical means is absolutely secondary - there's practically nothing that can't be done with Wiki software - so what we need is a clear consensus to go ahead to stop newbies and trolls from using the Page Curation tools. Unfortunately, the actual technical answer is one that cannot be done locally and needs the intervention of the WMF technicians - and that's another story. Sorry, did I say WMF? Does that organisation still edxist? Has it got any staff? Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:20, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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March 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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Samuel Reber, Jr. or III[edit]

According to this the person we call Samuel Reber, Sr. had two children Miles Reber and Samuel Reber III - who we call Samuel Reber or Samuel Reber, Jr.

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Nomination of Walter Christie for deletion[edit]

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Saturday April 30: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa @ Guggenheim[edit]

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File:Lawrence Burst Sperry.jpg[edit]

Hi Richard Arthur,

I would like to transfer the photo of Lawrence Burst Sperry to Commons. Normally I take the high-res version from Library of Congress, but I could only find this. May you please try to find the photo on the pages of LoC?--Kopiersperre (talk) 08:52, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Looks like it was from http://www.chicagohistory.org/ and used in a temporary online LOC exhibit, so no LOC permalink. Sad that even in the Internet age access disappears. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:22, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

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User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/List of billionaire divorces[edit]

Hi Richard. Just letting you know I've performed a histmerge on this page as it was incorrectly cut-and-pasted without the history. It was almost a decade ago though, so I'm not going to give you a lecture about it – it was possibly the norm then for all I know. I will, however, say that you should probably look into doing something with it. Either have it deleted if you never plan for it to go into article space again or start sourcing it because there are arguably BLP concerns. Cheers, Jenks24 (talk) 13:52, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

That isn't all. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Baby killer was deleted as an unattributed copy of the deleted article. If you'd like to retrieve it, ask an admin to do a proper userfication. User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Pillar of Fire Church, User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Orland Albert Wolfram, User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Robert Barney Dallenbach and User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. were also deleted as they were unattributed copies. They were quite old and never used by you, and I reckon no longer useful as the mainspace counterparts have updated significantly.
@Jenks24: You might also want to histmerge User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Roadway blogging, which is an unattributed copy-paste userfication by admin Stormie. 103.6.159.79 (talk) 16:53, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
Done. Jenks24 (talk) 13:42, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

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May 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYC / Enterprise MediaWiki Conference[edit]

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Category:Lawn weeds[edit]

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Sunday June 5: Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon[edit]

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Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

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June 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

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Percy R. Pyne[edit]

The image of PRP which you added may not be an image of the subject of the article. Please see my Percy Rivington Pyne (disambiguation) page. Note the following three men:
Percy Rivington Pyne II (1857 - 1929), son of Percy Rivington Pyne, built Percy R. Pyne House in Manhattan and Upton Pyne in Bernardsville, NJ
Percy Rivington Pyne 2nd (1881 - 1950), son of Moses Taylor Pyne (1855 - 1921), Intercollegiate Golf Association Individual Champion (1899)
Percy Rivington Pyne Jr. (1896 - 1941), son of Percy Rivington Pyne II (1857 - 1929), decorated WWI aviator

The image tag states that it is an image of PRP in 1918. In that year Percy Rivington Pyne II (1857 - 1929), the subject of your article, would have been 61 years old. His cousin, Percy Rivington Pyne 2nd (1881 - 1950), would have been 37 years old. I suspect, but at this point I can't prove, that we are looking at an image of the cousin who won the intercollegiate golf championship in 1899. This may be relevant to making a determination as there is a photo of a Percy Pyne who closely resembles the man in your article's photo taken in 1921 as he is part of a golfing foursome with President Warren Harding. "http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/120126062910-gallery-harding-and-others-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg"

Were you aware of the cousin and do you agree that the photo may be of him? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rbabecki (talkcontribs) 03:04, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Your argument is convincing. It may also be possible that Bain recycled an earlier photo for publication in 1918. Let me see If I can find more photos of each person ... the lesson for family members, do not recycle names, or if you do, stick to a consistent numbering system. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:07, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Another thing we can do is look at the Library of Congress Chronicling America site to see if that image was used in any newspaper article published in 1918. The article will properly identify the person. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:15, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
You did excellent detective work! I found the same photo of him from 1921 playing golf with the president in a newspaper, so it is public domain. You should add it to the article. You should contribute to the Library of Congress project at Flickr Commons each Friday morning. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:20, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Do you know how to edit Wikidata? The father son relationships need to be added, some of the entries have no birth and death data. How did you stumble onto such an obscure biography in Wikipedia? I will also add the photo to Familysearch. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 03:38, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations on finding the photo of 1857! Well done! I believe there is a photo of his father here ""http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/[Percy-R.-Pyne.]-24UFQELFKPZ.html"" but I am too much of a newb to know how to get it within the rules.Rbabecki (talk) 11:42, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Get a free genealogy account at Familysearch, it has the passport application photos, you can find the names of parents and siblings and missing birth dates. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:00, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Nice work finding the passport photo of PRP Jr. Percy Rivington Pyne III is NOT the son of PRP Jr. He is the son of Grafton Howland Pyne (1890 - 1935) who is the son of PRP II (1857–1929). Rbabecki (talk) 13:39, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Wednesday June 29: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

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Re: Arnas[edit]

"Next time you are at Arnas kyrka can you take a higher resolution picture of the tombstone of Reverend Carl Gustaf Näslund (1825-1889)? Or if you can contact someone at the church to take one for Wikimedia Commons. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 16:18, 15 July 2016 (UTC)"

Hi. I'm sorry, it is highly unlikely that I will return there in the future since my one-shot reason for being there was to take pictures of the nearby school (see commons category "Arnäs skola"). Also, I have no more connections with that church than anyone else. Try asking local genealogists at the national forum here. --Bamsefar75 (talk) 19:30, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Brice Goldsborough[edit]

Hello. In a comment on Brice Goldsborough, you mention you have transcripts of the crash investigation, waiting to be typed up. Have you done anything with them since you wrote that comment? TIA. Spem Reduxit (talk) 17:15, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the message you just left on my home wiki. Schneider's crash is a sad tale. Its a pity that you cannot locate your Goldsborough file. From where or whom did you obtain the report of the investigation - perhaps it is still available from the source? TIA. Spem Reduxit (talk) 17:49, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Let me look at the Scheider file and see if I still have the envelope that the report came in to find the source, I don't remember if it was the National Transportation Safety Board or if old files were transferred to National Archives and Records Administration. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 18:01, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

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