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Canal Street[edit]

I think you are right. If any of the bars are notable in their own right, they should have their own article, otherwise it's just a link to a commercial business or its website, and that looks like advertising to me. Wikipedia isn't intended to be a directory of gay bars (or anything for that matter) jimfbleak (talk) 18:14, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

see if you are happy with the amended version below, and recreate the article with that text if you are happy jimfbleak (talk) 18:20, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

I've cleared the text now, Stanley Street, Liverpool works OK, perhaps the search is running behind. Images are formatted [[image:name.jpg|thumb|description]], in the article. Use the "upload file" tab, make sure it's your own picture, not taken from the web, and chose the GFDL licence. jimfbleak (talk) 19:02, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Not sure why you can't upload image, I thought the only requirement was to be logged in. You may be able to do via Commons. On your Preferences page, check user profile and click manage your global account. Failing that, follow this link and log in manually. I see the article is at AFD, but it looks likely that it will be merged rather than deleted. It may be that you need more good text to justify a separate article. jimfbleak (talk) 05:31, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


I only put 1 tag on it, someone else put the others. It really originally sounded too much like an ad. Michellecrisp (talk) 23:53, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I know you weren't asking me to remove my warnings, but I reviewed my edits, and noticed you weren't vandalizing. It was pretty stupid of me to think you were vandalizing the article:-P I clearly didn't pay close attention to your edits, and I just saw the word "gay" so I thought you were vandalizing. Calling someone or something "gay" is a common form of vandalism. Since you didn't actually vandalize my warnings weren't needed, so I took them off your talk page. Sorry about that.
As for the images, I don't know for sure why that's happening. Try asking at the help desk and someone with more knowledge on the subject will assist you. Sorry for not being able to help you:-( I hope you decide to continue editing. Wikipedia always needs more people to help out;-) Have a nice day!--SJP Chat 23:56, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

I am not an admin, but I don't think you can have both articles Stanley St and Liverpool Gay Quarter when they're about the same topic. Michellecrisp (talk) 00:46, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Stanley St may be a candidate for WP:MERGE if not deleted. you may want to look at what Wikipedia is not. Michellecrisp (talk) 02:08, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Stanley Street, Liverpool[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Stanley Street, Liverpool, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Stanley Street, Liverpool. Thank you. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice? Stanley St and the Gay Quarter are both notable for exactly the same reason. Michellecrisp (talk) 00:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Stanley Street, Liverpool[edit]

(I copied this from my talk page for your convenience. :)) --Tkynerd (talk) 04:12, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I got a messgage from yourself saying that my article Stanley Street, Liverpool should not be deleted, but there is a deletion notice on it. Could you please help me, and remove the deletion notice from my article? (Richie wright1980 (talk) 01:11, 10 July 2008 (UTC))

I did not argue that the article (and BTW, please see WP:OWN) should not be deleted, but that it did not qualify for speedy deletion. There is now a discussion about deleting it, linked from the template on the article page. Please make your voice heard in that discussion. You may also find Wikipedia:Help, my article got nominated for deletion! helpful. --Tkynerd (talk) 04:10, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


You didn't chose a licence and the image will be deleted. You need to select "own work, multi-licence cc-by-sa-3.0 and GFDL" from the licence box, or it will be treated as unlicensed. Add the licence, or if you can't do that, re-upload and make sure you chose a licence. jimfbleak (talk) 06:29, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Further comment[edit]

I appreciate that you are new to Wikipedia and looking to contribute. May I suggest visiting and editing several different articles to get a feel for Wikipedia policy. It would help you know the processes in building up articles to good article standard. Certainly I believe all your edits are in good faith. Michellecrisp (talk) 08:15, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

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Feel free to add sources to the Liverpool article. Until then they're unsourced and will be removed per WP:BLP. Note that WP:3RR doesn't apply to content removed under this policy. – Lionel (talk) 08:01, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

August 2011[edit]

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It's nothing personal and I never realised it was a matter of "fair"? Liverpool (both the city and the borough) has 1 population. The Liverpool Urban Area is not Liverpool. The Liverpool City region is not Liverpool, nor is Merseyside. The Leeds and Manchester articles are both also a mess of population sizes and descriptions. I have no idea why there is an obsession to introduce that amount of conflicting dimensions and population information in the lede rather than in the relevant sub-sections (be it Demography, Economy etc) or wiki pages particularly for things like the Liverpool City Region, which is a Local Authority association and not an actual area.

In contrast, I present London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh. How many population figures are mentioned while still conveying all the information required? Koncorde (talk) 02:06, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

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unifying introduction of all EU states[edit]

When I saw you doing this I thought well good luck with the UK. lol and yes someone already reverted it. Szaboci (talk) 09:12, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Seriously, I strongly advise you to revert all the changes you have made to all the countries you have edited. They are all still independent countries, and yet you have removed that information to say that they are just states that are part of the EU. Such radical changes need some discussion, and I imagine you may get some drama directed at yourself because of the number and nature of these edits.  DDStretch  (talk) 09:17, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

I have to agree. The EU is not(yet) a country. They only just started to discuss political union. Your edits should be reverted. Szaboci (talk) 09:27, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

I have reverted all these edits, since they clearly have no consensus, and I agree that they are misleading. Please start a discussion (I would suggest at Talk:European Union or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Europe) before reinstating. - filelakeshoe 09:47, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Thankyou for your comments, I will start a discussion as per your suggestion, however, I feel what is actually misleading is stating that countries are sovereign when under the Lisbon Treaty, most of the sovereignty belonging to the nation states has been surrendered to the EU. The concept of fully independent sovereign states when it comes to the EU is, therefore, misleading, most of the laws are made in Brussels, and this fact of life should be reflected in the introductory paragraphs, this is not misleading it's the truth.Richie wright1980 (talk) 10:13, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

All too often, when one claims something is "the truth" what it often means is that you happen to agree with that particular interpretation. Since we are talking about some political issues, it is all the more often a case of "one perceives the truth to be which interpretation one just wants to accept, for whatever reason". That is enough to alert one to a possible failure of neutral point of view, and so would also alert one to a need to discuss the issues with others.  DDStretch  (talk) 10:34, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
The description at Germany - a federal European Union state - was particularly poorly worded. RashersTierney (talk) 10:47, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes RashersTierney, I agree with your point. Would members here like to refer to the discussion I have started at Talk:European Union and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Europe Richie wright1980 (talk) 11:04, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Btw, new sections on talk pages should usually be started at the bottom; plus it's not that helpful to open two identical threads on different pages inviting discussion. Open one, and then post a link to that on any other pages where you want to attract people's attention. N-HH talk/edits 11:26, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
I've moved the threads to the foot of each page, but will leave it to you (Richie wright1980) to decide where the discussion is best centralised. Ghmyrtle (talk) 11:49, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

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