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Punta Gorda, Florida[edit]

Hi Magnolia 677:

I hope you will take a look at Talk:Punta Gorda, Florida#Zoning, where I give my reasons for my somewhat long-winded description of the city's development regulations. Thanks, Oldsanfelipe (talk) 13:35, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Map requests and censorship[edit]

If you don't mind: Will Rogers State Beach and Asphodel Plantation. By the way, I think you would enjoy reading South and West, which I'm reading right now. I've added a quote from the book to Meridian, Mississippi--it looks like the "history" section may be censored!Zigzig20s (talk) 19:49, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: I read some reviews of the book. Looks interesting. Magnolia677 (talk) 20:27, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
The George C. Wallace White Way. Subtle.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:32, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
And the book is a quick read. I've just finished it.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:50, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Actually. Could you please add a picture of the cover to South and West: From a Notebook?Zigzig20s (talk) 22:41, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Richmond, Arkansas[edit]

Could you please create it with a map?Zigzig20s (talk) 09:49, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Actually, Edwin Mims's obituary reads, "There is no Richmond today. It was once situated near Little Rock." But there are matches on Google. Ghost town?Zigzig20s (talk) 09:51, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: Mims was born in Richmond, Little River County, Arkansas (see [1][2][3]). Richmond is a few hours drive from Little Rock, but perhaps Mims let his northern friends know he grew up "near Little Rock", instead of next door to Texarkana. Richmond isn't quit a ghost town, and it has a GNIS entry. I'll put together an article. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 10:49, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Could you please update his article (including the category) with an RS?Zigzig20s (talk) 11:03, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: It may be a day or two, but will do. Can you do me a favor? A while back I created Eunice, Arkansas. The place was crawling with poisonous snakes but I managed to get a pretty good picture. I also created a category for the article Category:Settlements destroyed during the American Civil War. Can you can think of any places that were completely destroyed during the Civil War and weren't rebuilt? It would be nice to get more use out of this category. Cheers! Magnolia677 (talk) 11:14, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
I am not sure. I always find those ghost towns randomly, whenever I'm reading about old plantations or Confederate veterans, etc.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:23, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Laramie, Wyoming[edit]

Hi Magnolia677,

the part I added to the article can be cited easily. See here (in German): http://www.ndr.de/kultur/buch/tipps/Alle-Toten-fliegen-hoch-Amerika-von-Joachim-Meyerhoff,meyerhoff103.html (NDR is a main public radio channel.)

Or here: http://www.zeit.de/video/2011-07/1038874728001/roman-von-joachim-meyerhoff-radischs-lesetipp-alle-toten-fliegen-hoch-amerika (ZEIT is the major weekly newspaper in Germany)

The book is so successful that pocketbook edition had more than 40 runs.

So I intend to ad the sentence again. O.k.?

(My main edits I do in the German Wikipedia ...) If you want to read German articles in English try this new magic translation page (based in Cologne): https://www.deepl.com/translator

Best --Arnis (talk) 19:04, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

  • @Arnis: Thanks for writing. If you'd like to add it back with the source that would be great. Magnolia677 (talk) 22:32, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

Karl Hoblitzelle[edit]

Hello. Are you able to find a copyright-free picture of Karl Hoblitzelle please?Zigzig20s (talk) 20:02, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Maybe this picture?Zigzig20s (talk) 20:22, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: I'm still not on Newspapers.com. There's a wait-list. I found another photo and added it to the article. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 20:33, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you!Zigzig20s (talk) 20:35, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
Not sure if you can find Whitefoord Russell Cole's picture. Or his father's.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:10, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Decatur - Undid revision 807076468 by Renerpho (talk) Removing unsourced content[edit]

Hello Magnolia677,

You recently undid a revision I made of the article Decatur. I had added the amateur astronomer Loren C. Ball as one of the towns "notable people". None of the other entries in the list does have a source (other than the Wikipedia-internal reference), so I assume "unsourced" must refer to something else. There clearly cannot be an issue of relevance either since L. Ball is one of the most prolific amateur astronomers, and the asteroid named after the town adds relevance.

If an external source is needed, would any of the following be suitable?

http://bsasnashville.com/members/LorenBall/ "Loren Ball is one of the most prolific asteroid hunters in the Eastern United States, and one of the top 100 asteroid hunters in history. He has discovered more than 100 new asteroids from his rooftop observatory in Decatur, Alabama while measuring the orbits of thousands of other known asteroids. He is under contract with NASA through the University of Alabama in Huntsville to speak to school groups, civic organizations and others on a variety of topics covering astronomy and space science."

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/MPDiscsNum.html (Listing L. Ball at currently rank 102 of all asteroid hunters in the world)

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=decatur;old=0;orb=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#elem Giving the naming citation for asteroid 34351 Decatur: "Discovered 2000 Sept. 3 by L. Ball at Emerald Lane Observatory. Decatur, Alabama, is on the south bank of the Tennessee river, approximately 25 km west of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Emerald Lane Observatory is located in Decatur."

I am happy to improve the revision once I know what the problem was.Renerpho (talk) 00:26, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

  • @Renerpho: Thank you for writing. You added Loren C. Ball as a notable person at Decatur, Alabama, but there was nothing on Ball's article indicating he actually lives in Decatur, just that he works there (maybe he lives in Huntsville and commutes?) This source, which you attached, indeed shows he lives in the 'Chicago of the South'. Are you able to add Ball back to the notable people section with that source? If not, please leave me a message and I will format the source and add Ball back. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:55, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I will add him back.Renerpho (talk) 01:48, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

House[edit]

Hello. Do you think this house passes notability requirements please?Zigzig20s (talk) 23:47, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: It seems quite notable. There's tons written about the place. See [4][5]. Johnson and Kefauver attended a rally there [6].
Would you like to start it please? I think Colemere is perhaps the best name.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:17, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Editing[edit]

My wording is not biased. It is true that they claimed that about Michael jackson. Truther1515 (talk) 02:15, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

@Truther1515: Thank you for writing. You have made just 30 edits to Wikipedia, and you already have three warnings on your talk page, and nearly every one of your edits has been reverted. I have left a welcome message on your talk page with many useful links for new editors. I strongly urge you to read some of those help pages before you continue editing. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 02:30, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
Truther1515, see WP:Words to watch, which Magnolia677 pointed to when reverting you. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 04:48, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Words to watch[edit]

Thank you. I will try to adhere next time to the guidelines of "words to watch". Truther1515 (talk) 14:40, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Louisiana LTA[edit]

They're baaaack. On Fairview-Alpha and Campi. Weak internet right now. Can you please? John from Idegon (talk) 22:24, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

@John from Idegon: I still have a file on that one. Let me get on it. Magnolia677 (talk) 22:52, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Attention needed[edit]

Hi again. Could you please look at this removal of cited content? We need a third opinion.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:31, 29 October 2017 (UTC)


Roy Orbison and Odessa, Tx[edit]

With all due respect, I disagree. Roy Orbison is notable. I asked, "what is a significant amount of time?" and received no answer. Orbison grew up in many different places during his youth, landing in Wink, a tiny town about 50 west of Odessa, during his high school years. He then went away to college at Denton for a year to study geology before moving back to play music with band mates that he mostly went to high school with. He also took coursework unrelated to music at the local community college, back home. Odessa is the only place where all of this could happen. It was there that he and his band began playing at various venues in and around that city, including regularly scheduled afternoon shows at local TV stations, and eventually leading up to making their first recorded single at an Odessa recording studio that caught the attention of people able to get them a major contract in Memphis.

I don't know what a significant amount of time is, but the year that he spent there was significant. He didn't JUST go to school. If all he did was to go there to study geology for a year and move away, then I agree, there would be nothing notable. That's not what happened and his significance is not to the college (he's not a famous geologist!), it's to the town. Orbison's time in Odessa is discussed somewhat prominently in his Wikipedia article as well as in his official biography on his website <ref>http://royorbison.com/roy-orbison-official-biography/<ref> as the place where he got started. He should be mentioned in an article about Odessa. Where else would you put it, if not in the "Notable People" section? I'm open to suggestion.

I don't know who you are, or why this disturbs you, but this back and forth between the two of us seems absurd. Is there someone else who can weigh in on this? It's hard to believe that there would be only one person to decide these things. Wkgreen (talk) 21:53, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

@Wkgreen: I have responded at Talk:Odessa, Texas#Roy Orbison on notable people list. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:03, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Woodland Plantation[edit]

I think the nomination form stated that the house is about four miles south of Church Hill on the east side of the highway. The house that is four miles south of the Episcopal church on the east side of the highway has three dormers - though they appear to be on the wrong side of the house. The house does have what appears to be the usual ornamental lake out by the highway that many of the planter's homes have. 31.664697, -91.234389 Maybe this is the one. I really don't know, though. Billmeguire (talk) 18:16, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

I studied the house again, and think that this is the correct one. Everything matches the description except for the six dormer part. It looks like they removed the three front dormers, leaving only three on the back. The dormers seem to have been added when the house was renovated in the twentieth century, so they possibly weren't considered historically important.

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg The List of Counties in West Virginia made the front page for Wikipedia today 10/30/2017, I wanted to say thanks for your help Coal town guy (talk) 18:24, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
@Coal town guy: Thanks! That's a great feature article, and you put so much work into those articles. West Virginia has some of the nicest people and most beautiful scenery in the world. Magnolia677 (talk) 19:50, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Michael jackson 30th anniversary concert[edit]

I did not add unsourced content to Michael jacskon's 30th anniversary concert. Watch the concert. He did perform everything I listed Truther1515 (talk) 21:45, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Martin Tankleff Additional External Reference Removed[edit]

Hi. Thank you for taking note of my addition to Martin Tankleff page on the update of his Federal Case yesterday. You stated that Wikipedia does not make note of every lawsuit, however this Federal Case is integral in the history of Martin Tankleff and was not only cited yesterday in the Long Island Business News but the New York Newsday Please see note that Martin Tankleff history on Wikipedia is continually growing and he is represented by Barry Scheck of Innocence Project. Although you may feel that Wikipedia should not reference all lawsuits, this in particular is a National and Federal Case in regards to Martin Tankleff's Wrongful Conviction and absolutely should be noted as it is covered on an ongoing basis. If his Wikipedia page was updated months ago on him passing the bar exam then, the Federal Case should also be highlighted and included by notable sources such as Long Island Business News and {{New York Newsday]]. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/tankleff-murder-suffolk-lawsuit-1.14687745

Video[edit]

Rather interesting, isn't it?Zigzig20s (talk) 23:09, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: The Delta is kind of frozen in time. You drive through places like Rosedale, Mississippi and the homes are spectacular, though most are abandoned. The main street looks like everyone just packed up and left (the pic of Main Street is mine). Also, look at my picture at Friars Point, Mississippi. The most famous blues players in the world hung out there. One of the most peaceful places I've ever been is the grave of James L. Alcorn, in the middle of nowhere. I put a photo of it on his article. For a real hoot, look at a satellite view of this location... 32°38′56″N 90°56′22″W / 32.648775°N 90.939418°W / 32.648775; -90.939418. That tower was built for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and was where the Soggy Bottom Boys recorded Man of Constant Sorrow at radio station "WEZY" see [7]. Only the mast tower remains. Thanks for the great link! Magnolia677 (talk) 00:16, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Omg. The narcissist in me wants the same grave!Zigzig20s (talk) 00:18, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Jones S. Hamilton[edit]

Are you able to find a copyright-free picture of Jones S. Hamilton please? I have unintentionally unearthed the secret history of Belhaven University by the way.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:58, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: I'll see if I can find one. Did you know that a few years back I unearthed a third funeral for Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis that no one really knew about? Magnolia677 (talk) 20:28, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! I've added it to Belhaven University as well.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:56, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

James H. DeVotie[edit]

Hi again. Are you able to find James H. DeVotie's picture please?Zigzig20s (talk) 02:12, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

It looks like you could use this one, first published in 1881?Zigzig20s (talk) 02:19, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
And his son, Noble Leslie DeVotie, here.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:25, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
A picture of George W. L. Bickley would be good too. Whenever you have time--there is no pressure. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 21:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Would you mind adding a map to Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue please? I hope you don't mind.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:32, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

DYK for St. Johns, Ontario[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 4 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St. Johns, Ontario, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a one-room schoolhouse (pictured) established in St. Johns, Ontario, in 1804 is the oldest extant public school in the province, and is still sometimes used as a classroom? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St. Johns, Ontario. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St. Johns, Ontario), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:03, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Castle Crest[edit]

I think the owners may be the owners of (or heirs to) Jitney Jungle, because of this, but it would be WP:OR to add it. Not sure if you can find out more. Also, shouldn't we have an article about Woodland Hills, Jackson, Mississippi? Looks like it may be the Baptist Beverly Hills of Mississippi...Zigzig20s (talk) 02:43, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Warren-Guild-Simmons House[edit]

Do you think the owner of the Warren-Guild-Simmons House in the 1950s was William Joseph Simmons, or another white supremacist? I don't see "Jackson" mentioned in his article, but it could be a gap.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:49, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Woodland Hills, California[edit]

You undid my addition of Russ Freeman to notable residents of Woodland Hills.

As Russ' only child, I can verify that he lived in Woodland Hills from 1960 until 1995.

I'm going to go ahead and re-add him to the Woodland Hills page. Please let me know if you need to remove it again and the reason for the edit. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Beadbop (talkcontribs) 11:55, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

@Beadbop: Thank you for writing. Wikipedia has a policy against original research. I was only able to find this, which isn't much. I'm in no way doubting you, it just needs a source. Magnolia677 (talk) 13:05, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Revert at Europe first[edit]

I noticed your revert at Europe first carried the edit summary "unsourced," and I would like to point out that the text added by the IP editor named the source explicitly. It's a fairly well regarded author, the book printed by a prominent publisher.

Reverting the editor for other reasons might be fair game, for instance undue weight given to these facts, or misinterpretation of the source, or awkward insertion of contrary themes to create reader confusion. It might be a good idea to raise the question at Talk:Europe first so that interested editors could see whether the material is worth having, and to determine how it should shape the narrative arc. Binksternet (talk) 06:00, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

@Binksternet: My error. I have self-reverted. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 11:25, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Canada 10,000 Challenge award[edit]

Canadian Barnstar - Bronze v2.svg The Bronze Maple Leaf Award
This maple leaf is awarded to Magnolia677 for creating dozens of articles on Ontario settlements during The 10,000 Challenge of WikiProject Canada. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 15:30, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

@Reidgreg: Thank you very much! Magnolia677 (talk) 15:34, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

You're very welcome! You created an awful lot of articles, I'm impressed with so much of the work editors have done on the challenge. Creating content and sourcing material are not my strong points, but I can at least thank those who are directly improving the encyclopedia. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:07, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Mendoza, Texas[edit]

Dear Magnolia677... I'm sorry that I keep reverting the unsourced content that I added to the article <<Mendoza, Texas>> that you had removed. I understand that I need to source the info to make it more relevant, but I think I may need some help with that. I added all of the information that you removed because I wanted to extend the article to remove it from it's stub status. The information I had added to the article were from sources that have already been cited. For example, I added the information about education, the populations reported in the community and the businesses from the 1936 county highway map on the article from the article of the community on the online website from the <<Handbook of Texas>>. I also found the school district that the community is currently served by from the <<GreatSchools>> school district boundaries map and from a website called hometownlocator.com. I also received the degrees of latitude and longitude from the same website. I got the businesses that are currently in operation in the community and the driving distances from those major cities on <<Google Maps>>. I will remove the driving distance from the <<Gulf of Mexico>> and the <<Mexico-United States border>> from the article and just use the major cities the community is closest to. I read how to cite sources that have already been sourced onto information that I added, but I don't really understand it. I also want to cite the websites that I received the distances from the community to other major cities, the map of the school district the community is currently served by from the <<GreatSchools>> website, and the hometownlocator.com website that I received the information on the school district boundaries for the district that the community is served by, as well as the lines of latitude and longitude. I added the information to the article because I thought that the information I received was from websites that were already sourced, and they would be okay, but I never knew that I had to cite those sources. I don't understand how to recite sources that have already been cited. Will you please help me by teaching me how to do this process? I will not let you do it, because I find that wrong, but I added this information to the article, and instead of having you do it, I want you to tell me how to do this, because I added this info, and you didn't. I would really appreciate it if you helped me learn how to do this. I do not want this article to be classified as a stub anymore, and in the future, I want to expand more pages that are classified as stubs by adding more information to those articles, as well as creating more articles on here. So if you would help me learn how to recite sources that have already been cited, as well as sourcing the websites I received the information from, that would be a big help. And once again, I am sorry that I kept reverting your edits. I do not want to be suspended or blocked from making anymore edits on here in the future. Thanks Colman2000Colman2000 (talk) 19:14, 6 November 2017 (UTC) P.S. I also added the information about Mendoza being the only populated place with this name in the US because on hometownlocator.com, it showed another populated place with the same name in Florida, but it doesn't exist since it is located within the city of Temple Terrace, and it may be a neighborhood, not a lone unincorporated community, so it doesn't exist.

@Colman2000: Hometownlocator.com and GreatSchools are not great sources. Often, they mirror information from Wikipedia. This is a good source for school data. The Handbook of Texas is also a good source. You may also want to read WP:USCITIES. Also, excessive geographic data about distances to a bunch of places doesn't add a lot to the article. Good luck. Magnolia677 (talk) 20:37, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Emmett J. Hull[edit]

You might be interested in Emmett J. Hull!Zigzig20s (talk) 16:14, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

The hudson valley, which albany is the the top part of is a part of the greater new york city region.Hooplamoneu89 (talk) 23:01, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

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@Hooplamoneu89: At Template:New York City Malls, the template stated that the article was about malls in the "New York metropolitan area". Then, you then added a pipe to the same link, and named the link "Greater New York metropolitan area". Then you started loading malls to the template located all the way in Albany, and began adding the template to those mall articles. These sorts of shenanigans are often forgiven for a new editor, but now you are edit warring over it. If I were you, I'd remove the template from the articles you added it to, then I'd see if I could gain consensus on the template's talk page to make a sweeping change to the geographic area it covers. How does that sound for a plan? Magnolia677 (talk) 23:46, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding you removing my edits on various Wikipedia pages.[edit]

Hello there Magnolia677,

It's come to my attention today that you have been removing my edits because they are unsourced. I understand that If something is unsourced then there is a possibility it being false. Firstly I would like to add that the edits on do on Wikipedia are not false and are always true, especially the edits one songs releases, etc. You removals of my edits first occurred when I went to French Montana discography, when I added a song he was featured in with David Guetta, Afrojack and Charli XCX called "Dirty Sexy Money". I checked other recents edits that I did and you removed those too, without doing your own research regarding whether these were false or not. So I decided to undo everything you removed. Now you seemed to have removed my edit on Viper Recordings again! (I did not see your warning until I undid your removal, so its back up again)

So you are obviously removing my edits because they are unsourced, correct? Well some of my edits that you removed were added back in by users that WERE NOT me! They to were UNSOURCED! These were Everything Everything discography and David Guetta discography. So you removed my edits because they were unsourced, but why not edits that were made by others unsourced? Personally I think you should quickly check to see if these edits are true beforehand, instead of removing them without a moments hesitation.

I would like you to know that my edits are not false information, unsourced or not! So I kindly ask of you to not get me banned from editing on these pages, because most of the record label discography's are only ever really edited and kept up to date by me.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.8.85.194 (talk) 23:41, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

@82.8.85.194: Thank you for writing. You are correct that I removed your edits because they were not sourced. If the information you added is correct, and I don't for a minute believe it's not, then it should be very easy to find a reliable source to support it. Also, thank you for informing me of all the other editors who are adding unsourced content. I'm so darned busy the next few days I doubt I'll have time to look at it. Would you have a few moments to deal with all the other unsouced content you have found? Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 03:36, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Amadeus[edit]

Hello

Hope you're well. You requested to have the Wikipedia page of a notable producer, Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson, be deleted. If there are changes that need to be made, please contact me.

My email is enkws@gmail.com

Best

Matthew ENKWMS (talk) 15:46, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

@ENKWMS: You appear to be a paid editor. I've left a warning about this on your talk page. Magnolia677 (talk) 22:28, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
@Magnolia677: I am not a paid editor. And there is nothing on my page that says so.
@Magnolia677:, this should probably go to COIN. This appears to be a long term issue. John from Idegon (talk) 06:28, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

ReeceTheHawk[edit]

Hi Magnolia. Just regarding your followup on Reece's Talk page, I'm an admin and am watching to see what comes of things. There's probably no need to use quite the tone you did at the moment, particularly given the issue you'd raised and the time-frame in between your initial post and now, but do know that I'm keeping an eye on the situation and will act if things get more out of hand. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 07:42, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

As a postscript, I've had a look at the article you'd questioned him about, and there doesn't seem to be an issue with overlinking. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 11:35, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@BigHaz: Thanks for your help with this. Magnolia677 (talk) 11:40, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
No worries. I've got your Talk page and his watchlisted for now (I keep wanting to say "like a hawk", which is the most appalling pun under the circumstances), and have some spare time up my sleeve to act reasonably rapidly, allowing for time zone differences, if need be. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 11:43, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
BigHaz Just chiming in to say thanks - I've had a couple of run-ins with the same editor and have wondered if there is a WP:COMPETENCE or age issue - good to have some admin eyes on it. Cheers, Melcous (talk) 21:30, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Not sure there's much to be gained out of Talk page interactions with Reece at this point, given his reactions. My sentiment at the moment is to let the ANI complaint run its course, and I'm keeping an eye on his contributions (which aren't 100% unhelpful, it should be noted) every morning my time and fixing the more egregious weirdnesses. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 22:07, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

@BigHaz: I loved his response to your recent offer of help: "try to stay in the present and not talk about edits I made over 2 days ago". I find it hard to believe this is a new editor, or a 15 year-old. Magnolia677 (talk) 23:10, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Hadn't even seen that yet. We'll see how we go. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 23:26, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Stephen Tuck[edit]

Would you mind going over Stephen Tuck and letting me know if there are any stylistic errors please?Zigzig20s (talk) 03:20, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Looks good. Just a few copyedit things:
  • "Reviewing it for the Tennessee Historical Quarterly", you may want repeat what the "it" is (the book).
  • There is something in the MOS about not adding links within quotes (even though everyone does it).
I was concerned someone might BLP PROD the article because Tuck's notability under Wikipedia:Notability (academics) or WP:AUTHOR isn't firm, and the article is mostly a review of his writing. However, he would likely pass WP:BASIC and WP:ANYBIO, as there appears to be much written about him, such as [8]. I hope this helps. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 14:16, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
If an academic has written books which are widely reviewed, does this not make him notable? Not only is he an author, but the literature shows he is prominent in his field.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:41, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: Yes, definitely notable. By the way, thanks for giving a barnstar to the editor who created Dunbar Rowland. Cheers. Magnolia677 (talk) 14:46, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
For sure!Zigzig20s (talk) 14:47, 18 November 2017 (UTC)