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Welcome[edit]

Hello, RogDel, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

We hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on talk and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! DickClarkMises (talk) 17:25, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

January 2008[edit]

Hi there, welcome.

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. In your recent edit to Chas Smith, you added links to an article which did not add content or meaning, or repeated the same link several times throughout the article. Please see Wikipedia's guideline on links to avoid overlinking. Thank you. MKoltnow 04:13, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Something else that you can do which will really help other editors is to leave an edit summary on each edit you make. Just tell folks what you're changing by leaving a short description in the Edit summary box. MKoltnow 04:24, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

{nofootnotes}[edit]

For (what ought to be) very obvious reasons, please refrain from adding gratuitous {{nofootnotes}} templates to articles with only one source. Thanks. -- Fullstop (talk) 17:01, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Tagging the pages[edit]

Hello RogDel. It is great to find you tagging the pages. This is good for the Project though sometimes looks really amusing! However, a little help in developing the contents shall be useful. I think that you will not take this as negative comments. Cheers. --Bhadani (talk) 12:19, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Bhadani, thanks for your message. However, I'm afraid, I see myself more comfortable at tagging the pages than developing the contents, at present. I hope tagging is a real essential work too? --RogDel (talk) 12:51, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
I think that it's OK for the time being, I mean the tagging work. However, I suggest that while tagging the pages, you may devote a little time to the existing contents too (I presume that you may be already doing this) to help in tasks, if required, like minor clean-ups and so on. And, sure, tagging is a fine job as it brings to focus certain missing aspects. I look forward to future when you will start enjoying contributing to contents too - you will surly be doing, I am sure. Regards. --Bhadani (talk) 14:03, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

You tagging actions[edit]

Why don't you write at least one article after tagging a few hundred in two days? That said, you could also extract the footnotes out of the wiki links and external links that a lot of articles have that you keep tagging. That would be work but real help.--Peter Eisenburger (talk) 10:13, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for correcting the comma in one of my articles. But, additionally to what I said before, you should really think your actions over. I can see no sense in asking for footnotes and citations in articles like Jim Love (artist). There are five given references for this small article! You could read one of the referenced books and add well sourced information to the article. For now I deleted your tag. - You have been hinted to this point before by User:Fullstop. So will you please take a break? --Peter Eisenburger (talk) 12:09, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Harry Pye (prospector)[edit]

At your request, I have added footnotes to the Harry Pye (prospector) article, all of eight sentences. I hope that you don't find it too cluttered. I endorse Peter Eisenburger's and perhaps Fullstop's suggestion that you tackle footnoting one of these articles, as well as suggesting that it be done. It is work and not as much fun as writing or word-smithing articles. Big banners at the start of short articles are disheartening. It is often better to use the in-line fact template to identify specific facts that may be unusual or controversial, and not to use the header template Citations missing. --Bejnar (talk) 19:52, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Places of birth/death[edit]

You have been repeatedly moving these into the vital dates, which is exactly opposite the recommended practice. See this page.--BillFlis (talk) 15:17, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi, just reverted your edit to Omer Clyde Aderhold so that all fukk dates are wikified. Please read WP:Date for correct formatting of dates. --Roswell native (talk) 04:51, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Kedar Joshi[edit]

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vs. [edit]

Your article edit here was nominally "Some cleanup at the vital dates." However, you replaced what was already an "n dash" () with the text "–". Changing what is already the correct format is not really necessary and probably doesn't read as well to other editors. — AjaxSmack 00:13, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

I was going to add: we prefer an actual n-dash (–) to the hypertext markup "–". - Nunh-huh 23:15, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

John Waters[edit]

I'm puzzled by the change from 'External link' to 'External links' - there is only one link in that section. Autarch (talk) 12:22, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm under an impression that the title should always be "External links" even if initially only one link exists. One of the good reasons may be that more links are likely to be added in future for any article. -- RogDel (talk) 22:48, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Comma removals.[edit]

Hi there.

Please stop removing those commas. They mark an inserted part of a sentence - kind of a dependent clause - that otherwise looks as part of the next clause, which it isn't.

An example from the Marián Cisár page: born February 25, 1978 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. This sentence falls into two, seperated by the comma: "born February 25" and "1978 in Bratislava".

Obviously, this is not the case. Read it out loud to yourself, and you'll find that what you read is: "born February 25 (pause) 1978 (pause) in Bratislava ...". Those pauses are the commas.

The analogy is the same for the following sentence: "Born in Akron, Ohio, to parents ..." Without the second comma it would be wrong.

Thanks.

LarRan (talk) 08:55, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Tim Cotterill[edit]

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Biography articles[edit]

You are doing great work cleaning up the opening lines of biography articles, but I am wondering how edits like this help the reader? For a reader unfamiliar with the acronym for "also known as", replacing those words by "aka" takes information away, and leaves the article more confusing. How does this improve the article? Ground Zero | t 10:03, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliment and sorry for those abbreviation edits. I thought instead of “also known as”, “aka” is used even in good articles (sorry I’m unable to cite any examples for now), which gave me an impression that aka would supposedly be a term familiar enough. But from here onwards I don’t think I would do those abbreviation edits, unless I’m allowed/asked to by some administrator. Hope this makes sense? RogDel (talk) 04:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

The Barnstar[edit]

Sincere Thanks. --Bhadani (talk) 15:12, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Commas in postnominals[edit]

It is perfectly correct to list post-noms either with or without commas (the general trend is away from using them, just as full-stops have now generally been dropped), so particualrly if it's the only edit you are going to make to an article, there's absolutely no point. David Underdown (talk) 07:33, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Question about adding citation and references on George Andreasen[edit]

HI - I am posting to you because I noticed you had edited "George Andreasen." I am his daughter and recently aqcuired some source material on his work, (newspapers etc) and tried to add a citation. I am unfamiliar with wiki style however. I read as much as I could and tried to enter the reference and citation correctly. Could you check my work and tell me what I did wrong? Thanks, Sandybeach24Sandybeach24 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:56, 19 June 2009 (UTC).

Sorry, I'm not so sure. I guess, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. RogDel (talk) 18:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Help please - need to save an article[edit]

I am eliciting your help to save a wikipedia article that I see you helped on - the article in question is in danger of deletion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_carson - this article I feel meets the significant coverage guidelines as well as others as the first 5 pages of a google search for "on a hill they call capital matt carson" are full of articles and source material, not to mention the book was favorably reviewed by the Washington Post's Joel Garreau. In addition - Mr. Carson is running for Virginia house of delegates, quite big news in our state, and this was recently added to his page but then removed, the articles below reference his run for office which I feel is significant coverage and notable as well.

http://www.starexponent.com/cse/news/local/local_govtpolitics/article/independent_files_to_run_against_scott_in_statehouse/37182/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_House_of_Delegates_elections,_2009

http://www.starexponent.com/cse/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/delegate_races_heating_up_across_state/37866/

he is also linked throughout wikipedia such as the missatributed section of: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution etc.

Eager to get your take and any help you can provide. Thank you for the work you do. Ron Ron20186 (talk) 13:20, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Endash usage[edit]

The correct usage of the endash between two dates has two variations. If one or both of the dates have spaces (i.e. 1913 – January 1, 2009) then there are spaces surrounding the endash. If both of the dates have no spaces then there are no spaces associated with the endash, like this: 1913–2009. See MOS:ENDASH for further details. Please go back and revert your incorrect changes to vital dates. Binksternet (talk) 03:24, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Petra Dallmann[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Petra Dallmann[edit]

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John Nelson Darby[edit]

(cur) (prev) 22:31, 20 August 2009 Woodlanddog (talk | contribs) (14,016 bytes) (→Later years: Incorrect source link.) (undo)
(cur) (prev) 17:30, 13 August 2009 RogDel (talk | contribs) m (14,147 bytes) (Cleanup at the vital dates) (undo)

Crowley was correct on this observation so I am not sure why Woodlanddog says the link is incorrect. Does the notariety of the author make it an incorrect source link? Samuel Prideaux Tregelles, the cousin of Benjamin Wills Newton was on the committee for the Revised Standard. Darby had a real ding dong with Newton on eschatology and Tregelles firmly supported Newton. I might be doing a diservice here, maybe Darby was judging the authenticity of other peoples faith and not Tregelles's.--Another berean (talk) 13:48, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Roy Eugene Davis[edit]

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Help with dermatology-related content[edit]

Are you interested in dermatology-related content? I am looking for more help at the dermatology task force, particularly with our new Bolognia push 2009!, history of dermatology, or list of dermatologists pages? Perhaps you would you be able to help us? ---kilbad (talk) 21:10, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Leavitt articles[edit]

Have noticed you doing some cleanup on those various Leavitt pieces. Sometimes I have trouble revisiting things I've done, and your assistance is noted, and much appreciated. Thank you. MarmadukePercy (talk) 01:51, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

My pleasure. - RogDel (talk) 02:01, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
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Many thanks for your kind assist. MarmadukePercy (talk) 02:14, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
That's very kind of you! - RogDel (talk) 02:19, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Greetings & sorry![edit]

Greetings Rogdel - I just undid your recent edit to Mariano Álvarez de Castro (I clicked the wrong link while scrolling my watchlist) - sorry! Fixed now. Regards, --Technopat (talk) 17:57, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for the greetings. Kindest regards. ~ RogDel (talk) 18:13, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Happy Wiki Birthday[edit]

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Have a great day!
-- SpitfireTally-ho! 09:48, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
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Cheers! ~ RogDel (talk) 04:12, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Andrew Lipsitz - Find sources: "Andrew Lipsitz" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · highbeam · JSTOR · free images · wikipedia library

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Manon Balletti[edit]

Hi! I'm Adriano user of it.wiki. I'm trying to add references and notes about Manon but the problem is: I don't know english (just a little) so it is very difficult for me to work on en.wiki. I put references, bibliography but I would to add notes and so on. I'm the main author of Giacomo Casanova in it.wiki, I'm am expert about life and works of this italian writer, about his family, lovers, friends. If it possible please look at the references and give me a little help. Thank you and best regards from Rome (Italy).Adriano C. (talk) 12:33, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

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Double parentheses[edit]

I think the role of parentheses is to separate something... so there's no meaning to put (...) (...), since what is the second parenthesis separating? Let me know! Ciao and good work. --'''Attilios''' (talk) 17:52, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

If you're talking about my edits that separate vital dates from names through parentheses, then don't the parentheses, separating vital dates from names, make the whole thing look nicer and more readable? RogDel (talk) 18:04, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Joan pic[edit]

Hi Rog- Why the image change on Joan I of Navarre? Just curious. Eric talk 19:15, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi Eric- I didn't change the image, did I? I'm not sure why you're asking me! ~ RogDel (talk) 21:57, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Um, uh, you certainly did not change it. I don't know why I thought you had. Sorry about that! Eric talk 00:15, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Abhay Thipse[edit]

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Nomination of Abhay Thipse for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Andrew Lipsitz[edit]

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Nomination of Andrew Lipsitz for deletion[edit]

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vital dates[edit]

Could you please point me to the rulese behind this change? Thanks. --TakenakaN (talk) 15:34, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

I believe that sort of change makes the vital dates look prominent. ~ RogDel (talk) 17:01, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
What about the opinion of those who wrote the articles in the original way? Did you counsult anyone before starting such huge change campaign? --TakenakaN (talk) 22:23, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
No, I didn't consult anyone as I relied on Wikipedia's policy of "being bold" and on the belief that I would be told about wrong edits "promptly". ~ RogDel (talk) 22:27, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
According to you, therefore, what should I do? Go around and revert your edits? --TakenakaN (talk) 16:17, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
I gave you a reason why I made the changes: that they make the vital dates look prominent, easily noticeable. What reason do you have to revert the edits? ~ RogDel (talk) 22:03, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
The first reason is that there is no reason to give life dates more prominence than they already have. The second reason is that a change that affects all of the biographies must be discussed in advance. --TakenakaN (talk) 10:26, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Would you please stop changing the articles? You have no consensus for this kind of modification. --TakenakaN (talk) 11:17, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

You should probably read this before making any further changes. Thanks. Lugnuts (talk) 18:00, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
An actual n-dash (–) is preferable to the hypertext markup "–". Please read this. ~ RogDel (talk) 21:13, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Francis Gary Powers Jr. for deletion[edit]

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Requesting review of Omar Hijazi Article[edit]

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New BLP ???[edit]

I have prepared a BLP on my brother. He is a Harvard Ph.D. scholar with a 6 pg CV and a host of references at Harvard, Oxford ... lots of scholarly publications so there should be no problem with the BLP once it is properly posted. What is the best way get this posted to WIKI?

I got your name from the Anton Kraabel page, you evidently edited that page. Anton is our grandfather. your name popped up because one of Anton's sons is named Rogner and his wife is Della RogDel? My name is Paul Kraabel with the wiki name lokikraabel. My e-mail is my name paul@kraabel.com.

here is the piece that I want posted. I also have a pic of my brother What to do? What to do?

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A. Thomas Kraabel was born in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 1934 and attended schools in Oregon, Minnesota, and California, graduating from Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, California. He excelled in the study of Latin in high school and majored in classical languages and literature during his four years of study at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Following completion of the B. A. degree in 1956, he continued the study of classics at the University of Iowa for two years with the support of a Danforth Graduate Fellowship, earning the master of arts degree in 1958.

In the three years from 1958 to 1961 Kraabel studied theology at Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. During that time he offered instruction in New Testament Greek for seminary students. On completion of the B. Th. degree in 1961, he was ordained as a Lutheran pastor and served as assistant pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis for two years.

In 1963 Kraabel began a doctoral degree program in New Testament and Early Christian Literature at Harvard Divinity School. Harvard University awarded him the Th. D. degree in 1968. While working on that degree he received a Rockefeller Doctoral Fellowship in Religion and the Harvard Divinity School’s Pfeiffer Fellowship in Archaeology. He also served as assistant in Greek and lecturer in New Testament at Episcopal Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1966-1967.

During his study at Harvard Kraabel developed a special interest in Hellenistic Judaism. Research topics centered on the character of Judaism in the Roman Empire and its relevance for the understanding and description of early Christianity. His service as research assistant to Erwin R. Goodenough, a distinguished scholar in that subject area, both grew out of this interest and nurtured it. The interest continued in his experience as a field archaeologist, in 1966, for the Harvard-Cornell Archaeological Exploration of the site of ancient Sardis in Turkey. The ancient synagogue at that site became a major topic of his research both during and following that experience in the field.

In the fall semester of 1967 Kraabel began his teaching career as a member of the faculty of the Department of Classics at the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed the rank of full professor in that department from 1976 to 1982, including three years as chairman of the department, 1978 to 1981. He also served as chairman of religious studies from 1969 to 1976. While on the University of Minnesota faculty, Kraabel spent the academic year 1977-1978 as a visiting fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford University, England, and some months in 1981 as a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.

As of January 1983 Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, named Kraabel vice-president and dean of the college, as well as professor of religion and classics. He continued in this position through the 1995-1996 academic year. Subsequently he taught religion and classics at the college until his retirement at the end of the 1999-2000 academic year. Luther College named him in 1988 to an endowed professorial chair, Qualley Professor of Classics, a position he occupied until his retirement.

From 1969 to 1973 Kraabel was associate director, with Eric Meyers of Duke University, of the Joint Expedition to Khirbet Shema’, Israel, an archaeological project of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Institutional partners in the project were Duke, University of Minnesota, Harvard, Princeton, Luther College, Dropsie University, and the Smithsonian Institution..

Selected Bibliography Books:

The Future of Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Helmut Koester. Edited with B. A. Pearson, G. W. E. Nickelsburg and N. R. Petersen. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.

Goodenough on the Beginnings of Christianity. Brown Judaic Studies 212. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990.

Ancient Synagogue Excavations at Khirbet Shema’, Upper Galilee, Israel 1970 -72. (Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 42). Durham: Duke University Press, 1976. (With E.M. Meyers and J. F. Strange).

Articles:

"Judaism at Sardis," in A. R. Seager et al. The Synagogue and Its Setting. Archaeological Exploration of Sardis. Cambridge: Harvard University Press (forthcoming).

"Christianity at Sardis," in Hans Buchwald et al. The Churches of Sardis. Archaeological Exploration of Sardis. Cambridge: Harvard University Press (forthcoming).

"The God-fearers meet the Beloved Disciple," in The Future of Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Helmut Koester. Edited by B. A. Pearson, A. T. Kraabel, N. R. Peterson and G. W. E. Nickelsburg. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.

"The Myth of Greece and the Liberal Arts." Inaugural Lecture, Orlando W. Qualley Chair of Classical Languages. Decorah, Iowa, 1989.

"The Synagogue at Sardis: Jews and Christians." Pages 62-73 in Sardis: Twenty-Seven Years of Discovery. Papers Presented . . . at the Oriental Institute, March 21, 1987. Edited by Eleanor Guralnick. Chicago, 1987.

"Unity and Diversity Among Diaspora Synagogues." Pages 49-60 in The Synagogue in Late Antiquity. Edited by Lee I. Levine. A Centennial Publication of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Philadelphia: The American Schools of Oriental Research, 1987.

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clean up:vital dates[edit]

hello sir, i was wondering what does this mean? you made a suggestion for an article with a comment saying clean up: vital dates. Can you please elaborate ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shivangikohli1 (talkcontribs) 04:15, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Remove birth place from vital dates[edit]

When you "Remove birth place from vital dates" as you did for instance at Collins Obuya, possibly useful information is lost. Couldn't you place the information somewhere in the article rather than just deleting it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.136.97.86 (talk) 12:58, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Oops! I just noticed the birth place in the infobox. Sorry about that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.136.97.86 (talk) 13:06, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

While I'm sure you wouldn't remove a birthplace from the vital dates if the info isn't available in an infobox, WP:OPENPARA does suggest that "Birth and death places should be mentioned in the body if known, and in the lead if they are relevant to the person's notability." Do you not think we should comply with all of the MOS requirements, not just the removing from the vital dates bit? cheers, Struway2 (talk) 20:14, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
First of all, yes, you’re right; I wouldn't remove a birthplace from the vital dates if the info isn't available in an infobox (or the body). Secondly, I certainly do agree with MOS that birth and death places should be mentioned in the body if known; but I don’t really understand how they can be relevant to the person’s notability for being mentioned in the lead. I don’t understand that! ~ RogDel (talk) 00:47, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
On second thoughts, I think I do understand that. So, yes, I think we should comply with all of the MOS requirements, not just the removing from the vital dates bit. ~ RogDel (talk) 01:36, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for giving the Howard Breslin the twice over. !Best O Fortuna (talk) 20:18, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

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Tennis players[edit]

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Smile![edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your amazing effort in 2012 and earlier. Wish you a happy new year. Iselilja (talk) 22:42, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much! ~ RogDel (talk) 00:02, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

You are welcome. Thanks for cleaning up so many articles! :) DanielTom (talk) 16:20, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Hello RogDel: In this 75th year of the congressional founding of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, I am trying to thank every editor who has had a hand in crafting the Wikipedia article about founder Malcolm Stuart Boylan. Thank you very much for your efforts through the years! May you have fair winds and following seas all your days. Taram (talk) 22:05, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

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Kedar Joshi[edit]

Continuing the conversation from Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kedar Joshi (2nd nomination):

You asked "If my argument is logical, thoughtful and well-written, how can it fall well short of being persuasive?". As a hobby, I listen to recordings of oral arguments made before the Supreme Court of the United States. The vast majority of the time, both parties are represented by brilliant, well-spoken attorneys who have been living and breathing their case for months. The arguments on both sides are impeccably logical and well-researched. And with a handful of exceptions, one side loses (and there are a lot of 9-0 decisions).

I think we have a very different understanding of what constitutes WP:N and WP:RS. And that's fine. If you look at my record at AfD, you'll see that some of the time I'm with the consensus and some of the time I'm not. If you want to nudge the community consensus closer to where you think it ought to be, then start participating at AfD.

As to WP:ACADEMIC: there is no corollary for anonymous peer review in the astrological community. If it's not obvious to you why that matters, you shouldn't be arguing via WP:ACADEMIC.

As to "many folks don't seem to understand the concept of significant coverage and notability": I don't care about the concept. I care about what the wider community thinks is the concept. If the rest of us don't understand the concept, and we're all not understanding the concept in a similar way, your article still doesn't get out of AfD. Remember that WP:GNG does not define notability. Rather, the community has a rough, fluid understanding of notability, some concepts of which have been captured imperfectly in WP:GNG (and other guidelines).

Finally, a note on tactics. I've !voted Keep on 60-odd AfD discussions, usually as the first !keep vote. 53 of those have resulted in the article being kept, whether by an explicit keep or a no-consensus close. Here's how you make an argument to keep an article.

  1. Dig up gold-plated sources that were missed both by the original editor and nominator, list and briefly describe them, and incorporate them into the article. (An example.)
  2. Then walk away.

There are other arguments to make (like you're having to make at Kedar Joshi), but their success rate is much, much lower.

Lesser Cartographies (talk) 02:04, 10 December 2014 (UTC)