User talk:SMasters/Archive 24

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GOCE drive

Thanks for the reminder ... I don't need to be enrolled in anyway for rewards... I'll just do as much as I can in the next few days. Thanks again, forgot about it completely.(olive (talk) 04:18, 25 November 2010 (UTC))

Great, thanks for helping out! :-) – SMasters (talk) 04:20, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Multiples of 5000 word articles

In the current GoCE drive, do articles with a word count of a multiple of 5000 words (e.g. 10635) count as that many articles of 5000 words? In other words, would a 10635 word article count as two 5000 word articles or just one, and would a 19533 word article count as 3 5000 word articles? Reaper Eternal (talk) 17:27, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes you are correct. For the 5K+ Leaderboard, articles are counted in multiples of 5K. So, a 19,533 word article counts as 3 entries for the 5K+ category. – SMasters (talk) 17:32, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Neopaganism in Mexico

Hi there, I've put back the "multiple issues" template here because I think they are still there. Eg no sources, language/grammar/syntax problems, unencyclopaedic content. I'm not at all unsympathetic - I'm a UK based Neopagan myself - but there's a lot more to be done here. I'll try and copyedit a bit myself to show willing, but without sources this article will struggle and someone needs to find them! Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 20:41, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

No probs. :-) SMasters (talk) 13:58, 1 December 2010 (UTC)Re

The December 2010 Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive is about to begin!

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Claude Arabo and other AWB changes

Hi - I see your change to the article on Claude Arabo is just moving white space. Per the AWB rules of use, this shouldn't be done ("Avoid making insignificant or inconsequential edits such as only adding or removing some white space"). I've noticed this on other articles you've edited today. Please refrain from making this trivial changes. Thanks. Lugnuts (talk) 17:55, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Noted, I've ticked that box so that it will skip these. Cheers. SMasters (talk) 17:59, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Don't really see the point in this edit either. Lugnuts (talk) 19:24, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Geoffrey Freeman Allen

Hi, re this edit - how does AWB manage to misspell the name of the article's subject? --Redrose64 (talk) 21:45, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, not sure why that happened, I have fixed the typo. Cheers. – SMasters (talk) 01:02, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Jeremy Auger

After a raid on the Desire2Learn article by some and subsequent deletion, many references to this major multinational company and major player in the eLearning field have become defunct on wikipedia. This also leaves notables like Mr. Auger and other company officers as not referenced by other articles. At the same time many competing and other company articles exist without any more than a mention they merely exist. Articles do not usually start out with a multitude of facts and statistics and need a chance to grow. It would seem the article for the person mentioned is slated to go on the chopping block, the same way as the Desire2Learn article, eventually, despite being a international player in the emerging eLearning field. Should we move on to Bill Gates and a few others?-- (talk) 04:34, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure what point you are trying to make. I am going through every article that is a biography of a living person, and trying to cleanup the article and place appropriate tags if necessary. Much of the work is semi-automated. The tagging done is not for the article to be deleted. If the article is an orphan, it will be tagged as such. If the person is so prominent, then surely more can be done in terms of linking him/her. Have they not worked anywhere else besides this company? – SMasters (talk) 04:41, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

His previous history is unknown and is probably a new player in the Internet eLearniing field. He is a key player in the company Desire2learn, which I believe to be the second largest of it's kind in the world. The corporation has some legal history with Blackboard Inc. and I am guessing there is still dirty politics in the background. The Desire2Learn article was removed from wikipedia and the company's officers appear to be on the chopping block, also. Perhaps these notables do not care about wikipedia enough to contribute or bother objecting. A simple google search for any of these names will show over 90K hits for d2l inc. and 215K for Mr. Auger. It would seem due to some unknown agenda wikipedia may be left out of this information loop on some of this biographies. Perhaps not being a USA based company has some bearing on this issue. Many other article talks have registered complaints by a multitude of user editors as this becomes apparent in some cases. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:34, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

As I have explained, I did not tag the article for deletion. The article is an orphan, and so will be tagged as such. However, having taken a good look at the article I can see why it might be tagged for deletion in the future. If you want an article to be in Wikipedia, you need to familiarize yourself with the rules here. Please take a look and familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's deletion policy. The company you mentioned probably got deleted due to original research, and lack of reliable sources. There is no hidden agenda. Many non-U.S. companies which are properly sourced can be found in Wikipedia. If you don't want an article deleted, make sure that it complies with the rules, so there is no valid reason for the deletion to take place. Hope this helps. Cheers. – SMasters (talk) 05:53, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

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Next drive

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You have been flooding my watchlist lately, but always with improvements to my sloppy contributions. Thanks. What you are doing is so valuable. :~) Aymatth2 (talk) 01:14, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Haha, you must have a lot of people on your watchlist as I have been methodically going through the Category for Living Persons. It has taken a lot of time. If I can, I will go through the list of those that are no longer living later in the week. :-) – SMasters (talk) 04:55, 30 November 2010 (UTC)