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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Thanks.. bro.. for yours contribution. Sadiqkhan79 (talk) 07:50, 20 July 2015 (UTC)


You may feel you've 'done your bit', but our friend Talentforfilm has been busy, whilst other articles may not be AfD candidates, they are certainly poorly sourced and promotional. I noticed Meharun Nisa and 1st Indus Drama Awards, before giving up!Pincrete (talk) 10:16, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi, I'm well aware of his article creation list. You'll see that I've nominated, tagged or edited virtually all of them. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 14:17, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Shawn, I'm looking for some help creating a new article for and (Canadian Association for Rainwater Management and the American Rainwater Association) Rather than creating a username and declaring my conflict of interest for the article I thought I'd reach out to existing wiki editor that can help creating an association profile.

Thanks Alex Passini (talk) 15:44, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

  • I'm sorry but I'm not the slightest bit interested in creating these articles. Others might be, though. No offense. best of luck, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 16:36, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Re: Meru (film)[edit]

Thanks for your edits on this new article. I wonder, though, if Mount Meru should actually link to Meru Peak instead? ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:27, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Universal Science Fiction[edit]

Hello. Just thought I'd let you know I finally did find a reference for these filmsThe Science Fiction Film Reader pp 69_96, too late for my purpose. But maybe I can save the USF template from deletion. No hard feelings. Inkwell765 (talk) 17:03, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion of "Kousik Madhav"[edit]

The page is in half way completion and has to be updated with the information gathered. Buddybrainy (talk) 13:00, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

And i am new uploading to wiki. So have to go through all the requirements u ppl neaded Getting the suggestions i am updating them according — Preceding unsigned comment added by Buddybrainy (talkcontribs) 13:02, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

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If it's not recently created, it ought to go through CFDS, if nothing else to let someone get a little input. This criterion only applies if the author of a category requests or agrees to renaming within 28 days of creating the category., to quote that page. Unless a page is up for deletion or otherwise has problems, G7 really shouldn't be used unless it's a comparatively recent creation. Nyttend (talk) 13:40, 26 September 2015 (UTC)


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Hi, Shawn. It's been a long time since our paths last crossed, and I sincerely wish it were under different circumstances. As an aside in the "General discussion" section of the pending RfA, you asked why my comment on OldEnglish's user talk page was not impermissible canvassing. Simple: OldEnglish is the primary nominator of the candidate and has already expressed his support of the candidate. As far as I am aware, there is no violation of WP:CANVASS when an RfA supporter and the RfA nominator discuss the status of the RfA on the nominator's talk page. Are you aware of another guideline that might apply? I think we ought to be focusing on some of the less-than-honorable conduct of at least one of the chief oppose voters, who seems to have trouble understanding both WP:CONSENSUS and WP:CANVASS, and how he biased the talk page discussion for which he is now attempting to hold the RfA candidate responsible for purported ignorance of policies and guidelines. Not pretty. Not pretty at all. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 16:54, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi. I don't remember our paths crossing before but your memory is better than mine, I'm sure. Thanks for the note. 18:14, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • I was just a newbie, and, well, you were larger-than-life "Shawn in Montreal." As I recently looked through old talk page discussions from mid-2009 when I started editing, I was shocked to see how high the attrition rate has been for the well-respected editors to whom I looked up when I started six years ago. I still remember you as one of the voices of reason from then. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 18:27, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Good lord! Well, whatever sensible thing I said at the time, I stand by. Whatever stupid things I said, I hereby disavow. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:47, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Very wise, SIM. I shall continue to endeavor to follow your example to the extent I am able. Face-smile.svg Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 18:50, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

NE-HI advert tag[edit]

Hey Shawn, I believe I have removed the promotional material and unnecessary external links from the NE-Hi article I started ( Can you please confirm that it is now appropriate and remove the advert tag?


JTorn (talk) 16:17, 26 October 2015 (UTC)Josh

New Companies delsort category[edit]

Hi Shawn in Montreal: Just a heads up that a new deletion sorting page was created on 16 October 2015 for companies, located at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Companies. Thanks for your work in performing deletion sorting on Wikipedia. North America1000 16:53, 3 November 2015 (UTC)


No action needed on anybody's part, but I got a good laugh today and had to share: on The Globe and Mail website this afternoon, the very first Arts headline was "Soulpepper announces 2016 lineup"...AHEAD of "Jon Stewart signs four-year deal with HBO". Yeah, not so much with that "lack" of notability there, eh? Bearcat (talk) 22:31, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

  • @Bearcat: No action needed? I beg to differ!I shared the same laugh as you and then promptly took it upon myself to razz the nominator on his talk page. Sort of a dick move on my part but he took it with good humour and I've worked a bit on the article since. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 01:12, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

New Disability delsort category[edit]

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inre your comments...[edit]

...found here... An essay yes, but written as clarification of the existing guideline for folks who do not read guides past the first paragraph. Kind of the same reasoning behind WP:PRIMER, and set in simple terms intended to help the uninformed understand our complicated "rules" a little better. Based entirely upon existing guideline and policy, nothing within it is non-policy or non-guideline or "opinion".... and thank you. Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:23, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

We both know a well-intended editor who reads only the parts of WP:NPP to which he agrees. Schmidt, Michael Q. 09:25, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for that clarification. I feel even better about my !vote. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:43, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Reject the deletion of Shiva charcha[edit]

Hi shawn.!! The article "Shiva Charcha" should be on wikipedia because it very popular and prominent assembly among biharis community and other hindu communities. So, please retrieve your request. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xchhath (talkcontribs) 04:33, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

George R. Hill III[edit]

Since Hill was a significant authority on coal, I think he should be listed in chemistry/engineering related discussions as well. I probably could do this myself but don't really know how.John Pack Lambert (talk) 05:45, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Unfortunately, there is no chemistry/engineering related delsort page. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:20, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

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Adryenn Ashley socks[edit]

See Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of TejaswaChaudhary (my first experience with this master). There should be many more socks. They are article creators, likely paid for that, judging from their articles (many still remain in drafts or mainspace). Materialscientist (talk) 22:08, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks @Materialscientist:. I sort of regretted not created an SPI for all the new socks before the edit history went bye-bye -- well, not really, it's kind of pain and I'm in no mood -- but all the socker would do is spawn more new accounts anyway. There were 3 by my count on the 3rd iteration of Adryenn Ashley, alone. Salting as you've done is the best course. thanks. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:21, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, I see, you've done so. I recognized one of the names. Great work, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:28, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Thomas Fuller (architect) & Royal Military College of Canada[edit]

On the talk page of Thomas Fuller (architect) I've responded to your comment (of two years ago) about how the Royal Military College of Canada should be described. You said earlier in our (very slow) conversation that you had taken it off your watchlist, so I hope you don't mind this message. Do you think we could agree a form of words which would allow the "factual accuracy is disputed" banner to be removed?— Rod talk 20:33, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Battle of Karbala[edit]

@Shawn in Montreal: Please participate in this RCF.Saff V. (talk) 14:30, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

May I suggest...[edit]

...that you consider adding WP:WikiProject_World's_Oldest_People/Article_alerts to your watchlist? EEng (talk) 20:48, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

You know, I'm sorta trying to stay out of this one, generally. Sorry. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:56, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
I don't blame you one bit. EEng (talk) 20:59, 3 December 2015 (UTC) coward
I know! How the heck did we get so many articles like this. How have the Afds been going, btw? Evenly split been keeps and deletes or...? Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:15, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
Re how things got this way, you can get a taste here [1] and here [2] and here [3]. Almost all the AfDs have led to redirection to an appropriate list, which is the way it should be. The key to all this is to understand that, in most cases, notability is a moot question, since even if they're notable there's nothing worth saying about them. That's where, as you picked up on so well, NOPAGE comes in, and thus the redirects. Why certain editors resist this so hard is difficult to say, but it seems to be revolve around the idea that these subjects "deserve" to have a standalone article, no matter how threadbare. They also seem to have the idea that "documenting" these extreme elders, here on Wikipedia, will be a resource for scientific research, which is of course nonsense. EEng (talk) 23:34, 3 December 2015 (UTC) p.s. I meant to mention that a very, very, very bad tone was set early in the Longevity michegas by a putative authority on the subject who insisted that spaces after periods and commas were a waste of paper and server space (I am not making this up) as well as... well, read it for yourself [4]. ArbCom was needed to get rid of this guy. EEng (talk) 03:12, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

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Hassan Rebell[edit]

He didn't join yesterday. See Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive907#IP-jumping_editor_with_an_anti-Kurdish_bias and [5]. --Hegvald (talk) 21:53, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks @Hegvald:. I've already had one SPI declined today because I got the IPs mixed up, apparently. He's not denying that he had edited previously under IPs. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:57, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
I doubt your SPI IP is the same person. That IP is apparently Scottish/British. All the other IPs are located in Switzerland. --Hegvald (talk) 22:14, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes and he's as much admitted he's Lrednuas Senoroc Temp, he's said his previous username was causing confusion with another editor, which of course it had. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:17, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Still, the IP edits I have seen from the various accounts (detailed in the ANI discussion) only go back a few weeks. Judging from his use of Wikipedia terms and jargon, he has been around far longer than this. --Hegvald (talk) 22:22, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps. I think there's strong evidence of an anti-Kurdish bias but he's expressing himself at Afds in (at times poorly understood) attempts to cite policy. I really don't know what the options are, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:28, 13 December 2015 (UTC)


The No. 1 fan of the Kurds wrote "please do not edit this section" in his "working draft" soliloquy but you left a comment. I'd hate to see you get in trouble over it. МандичкаYO 😜 02:12, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes. I did. I suppose he can delete if he likes. I don't really have much else to say, either. Oh, and btw please remember that Lrednuas Senoroc and Senoroc Lrednuas are two different people, and the latter chap seems to be completely uninvolved. It was Hassan's coopting the username that got his username blocked. You mixed it up on a Afd comment and I daresay I may have too. The whole thing's looney tunes. They'd be nuts to let Hassan loose again and I daresay they won't unblock. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 02:17, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
    • No, I thought he was the original - see my reply at the AfD. МандичкаYO 😜 02:43, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the compliment on the NPOV message board! That was really nice! Happy editing. МандичкаYO 😜 17:54, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks @Davey2010: and I'm sorry I've been shirty sometime -- yes, you can even take out the "r" -- at Afd. I think I spend way too much time there. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:36, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
No worries it's all cool :), and I'm sorry If I've been shitty at times too, To be fair after some of the crap you see at AFD it's actually understandable, Meh I guess it's all part of editing here! Face-grin.svg, –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 20:08, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

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Canada Award[edit]

I did a little bit of digging into the Academy's "special award" press releases for the past few years, and while you're right that the Canada Award hasn't been presented since Screenies #1, something called the "Diversity Award" starts being presented as of #2. So while I haven't yet found a source which officially says this outright, it looks as if the Canada Award was simply renamed rather than being discontinued. Bearcat (talk) 16:43, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

I had the time handy, so I went ahead with it already. Since there seem to be other things in the world called "Diversity Award", I went with the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Diversity Award title. Bearcat (talk) 17:12, 7 January 2016 (UTC)


Hi Shawn, with regard to your note here, while you are correct that good faith should normally be assumed, I suspect this (and several others who have recently sprung up at AfDs) of being socks of Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Rdactyl, mostly for their intersections at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Graig Weich. A good weekend to you, sir! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 21:48, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Ah ha. Thanks I'll keep a watch on this SPI -- just out of curiosity. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:57, 8 January 2016 (UTC)


I finally did some work on an article about one of my favourite Canadian films. I had the honour of hosting Blake James a few years back at a showing of his film at the local air museum. He is just as he was in 1969, a wonderfully eccentric character. He was great fun and gave a fascinating account of his work with Bill Mason. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 20:31, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

the only problem I see is that Carolyne Weldon's blog piece is not an independent review, it's published by the NFB. She's not an independent reviewer. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:37, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
If I pitch her, I need another review and I wasn't successful in finding anything else. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:43, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Fighting Norway, Helicopter Canada, Warclouds in the Pacific, Global Air Routes and Flight 6[edit]

Some other NFB docs that I worked on. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:48, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Canada Carries On and The World in Action[edit]

Check these articles, I extended the lists of films in both series. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:55, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

the ills of animation[edit]

Got it fixed. {{ill}} actually has extra parameters to accommodate a situation like that, which just aren't as familiar because we don't have to use them very often — but the trick, if you're using that template where the English link will have to be disambiguated away from a different topic that already exists, is to go dab-title pipe French title pipe display text. I provisionally went with "animator" as the English dab since that's the list he's on, because I'm not that personally familiar with him to know whether a different one would be better, but it can still be changed if need be. Bearcat (talk) 16:36, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

No, you're not going crazy. They did disappear somehow — not intentionally, trust me — so I restored them right away when I got your message. I'm actually going to work right now on converting the list to the table format that they should be following, so don't think you're going crazy again when you see that either :-) Bearcat (talk) 17:12, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Animated shorts[edit]

Well, of course notability does still depend on whether the article can be properly sourced or not. I wouldn't generally go ahead with an article if the only source I could find for anything at all about the film was its presence in a list of the award nominees, but as long as there are enough sources to say something substantive about a film I don't believe that a Genie/CSA nomination should count for less in the notability sweepstakes than an Oscar or BAFTA nomination does. I am a lot less confident about the craft staff (film editors, costume designers, cinematographers, sound engineers, etc.) being sourceable for much of anything beyond "award-nominated, the end" — even at the Oscar level, a lot of the articles that do exist about those people aren't much better than "award-nominated, the end" either — but as a rule the films are generally able to get over WP:GNG if we look carefully enough. Bearcat (talk) 22:16, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Right, I think I agree with that completely. Oh, maybe I do think that a Genie nomination should count for less than an Oscar nom but regardless, most of these films can pass GNG, I agree. Anyway, BAM's there. That's one. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 02:51, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Category:Films about women has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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First Steps[edit]

Hi there, I've done some work on this film article and after screening the film numerous times, I've found some problems with the information that was originally in the article. First of all, it appears to be a United Nations Film Board work, and was shot AFAIK, entirely in the United States at a summer camp in New York State, not India. The doctor in charge of medical care was likely from India but that is the only connection I can make to India. Please check over the article to see if I am right. ...and thanks for the barnstar! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 16:19, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Dew computing[edit]

Dear Editor: thanks for including the discussion in the list. I just have a question: Will messages posted in one page be displayed in another page automatically? If not, which one should we use? Thanks. Ywangupeica (talk) 23:56, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello, I have noticed in the past you read through/worked on the Twin Sisters page pretty often last year. Thank you for that and we'd like your help again now as we continue adding content. I am quite new to Wikipedia and I'm sure there's stuff missing or incorrectly cited -- all input is highly appreciated. Page is here Twin Sisters Thanks, Miriam - Moment Film

Help with page update[edit]

Hello, I have noticed in the past you read through/worked on the Twin Sisters page pretty often last year. Thank you for that and we'd like your help again now as we continue adding content. I am quite new to Wikipedia and I'm sure there's stuff missing or incorrectly cited -- all input is highly appreciated. Page is here Twin Sisters Thanks, Miriam - Moment Film — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moment Film (talkcontribs) 17:46, 2 February 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for the move to wikiquote. I'm suspect that's the right place. StacksofHoy (talk) 16:04, 3 February 2016 (UTC)


Hello, was hoping you could also delete the following two categories, in addition to the Yale category you nominated for deletion: Category:Princeton University alumni, 1770-1979 and Category:Princeton University alumni, 1860-1969. Both were created in error.--MainlyTwelve (talk) 01:39, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your help!--MainlyTwelve (talk) 15:45, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

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Deletion sorting[edit]

Hello and thanks for deletion sorting! I would suggest using User:APerson/delsort as it certainly makes it easier and faster (Hint: using "common.js" has worked better for me than using "MyPage/skin.js"). Cheers, SwisterTwister talk 22:35, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey it worked! At least on a PC. I have to try later on my Mac. Thanks so much, I've been trying to enable this!!! Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:02, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Ah, of course! It should work because, although I have no Mac, it works mobile-wise so I imagine it should. Cheers, Face-smile.svg SwisterTwister talk 23:04, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/1980 Uiju earthquake[edit]

I dunno how to include the discussion with other fields, but can you add Korea events as well? I don't speak Korean, but I feel like there may by tons of Korean sources. Valoem talk contrib 18:33, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Inside Fighting China[edit]

Just discovered this film; check it out. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 15:09, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes, I'd worked on the article a wee bit when it was just a stub. It's a stub no longer! great, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 15:17, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
I'm out in Phoenix so can't do much on the 'Net. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 15:41, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Poor you! It's going to be -37C tonight with the windchill in Montreal. Enjoy the warm weather and the break. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 16:43, 13 February 2016 (UTC)


If he doesn't want to admit his affiliation there is not much we can do. But many information presented in his articles are misleading or non-relevant. E.g. Djuradj Vujcic is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists. Voting member or non-voting (anybody can apply)? He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the organization that is open to the general public. How is that relevant? His father Prvoslav Vujcic published 12 books in last 3 years, the name of the publisher is "UBC Canada Press". Those books were not published by the well-established UBC Press (University of British Columbia Press). It's probably an acronym for Urban Book Circle. Would be interesting to see if any of those books have ISBN number and if "UBC Canada Press" is registered publisher here in Canada. They are probably just PDF files published over the Internet.

RE his article about Urban Book Circle, what kind of society has an owner? If there is an owner - it is probably registered as a business. If it is registered at all. --N Jordan (talk) 00:39, 16 February 2016 (UTC)


When I have a rude 'person' delete my work without notice or talk, then I don't have a very good attitude towards them; and people find this strange? Your the second person to come into bat for the 'person' who started this whole mess. Why?Nuro Dragonfly (talk) 20:49, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

As you can see from User_talk:JJMC89#Hello, I've suggested that he be careful not inflame things, as targeting an editor's work could be considered hounding. I think WP:Tea applies here. best Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:51, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Fair enough, I do need to calm down here I will admit. I just cannot accept the arbitrary (IMO) deletion of my work, without actual review beforehand.Nuro Dragonfly (talk) 20:55, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
@Nuro Dragonfly: Don't worry about that -- actually, this "Afd" form of deletion guarantees that it can only be deleted if there's a true review and discussion. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:01, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
@Shawn in Montreal:well good because this happened year ago and I left because of it....I'm updating my user page to be less confrontational also..Nuro Dragonfly (talk) 21:04, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Also if that had been the case to begin with, we wouldn't be in this situation at all, as I would have seen the notice and we would have gone from there...I'm not a completely unreasonable person is my point to that.Nuro Dragonfly (talk) 21:09, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Student newspapers[edit]

Since the AFD discussion on Katie Nelson closed before I could answer (or even saw) your question, I just wanted to clarify for you. It's not that student newspapers are considered unreliable sources — it's that they're not notability-conferring sources. They can be used for some supplementary confirmation of facts after notability has already been covered off by enough better sourcing to satisfy WP:GNG, but they can't bring GNG in and of themselves because of their limited circulation and narrow intended audience. And the same goes for alt-weeklies like Now or The Georgia Straight as well: they're perfectly fine for verification of facts in an article that's already solidly sourced otherwise, but they can't help to carry whether the person passes GNG or not. A source can be perfectly reliable for verification of facts, but not useful toward establishing whether the person has the level of media coverage necessary to get a Wikipedia article — some types of sources can serve both purposes simultaneously, but others (IMDb and AllMusic are other examples) can only do the verification piece while not helping the basic notability issue at all. Frex, if an article has a solid number of citations to a broad range of media sources and notability has already been properly established as a result, then it's okay if a few citations to The Georgia Straight or the McGill Daily are present in the mix — but if the topic's basic notability is in question, they're not sources that can help boost it. Bearcat (talk) 01:43, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Prvoslav Vujcic[edit]

Please check Prvoslav Vujcic, an article created by Tempo21. The same person created deleted article about Urban Book Circle and Djuradj Vujcic (a son of Prvoslav Vujcic). For me, it's hard to believe that somebody can publish 12 books in 2 years, by the same publisher - the (UBC Press). Also, Prvoslav Vujcic can't be found in their online catalogue. Many references are in Serbian, from Serbian press. For example: "Vujcic is a member of... the US-based International Association of Writers. In 2007, the International Association of Writers named him a Poetry Ambassador of the United States." The references are two texts from Serbian press. I couldn't find the International Association of Writers on the Internet. --N Jordan (talk) 07:20, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Catherine Mavrikakis[edit]

Yeah, it's kind of fun when stuff works exactly like it should! --Big_iron (talk) 20:43, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

List of Canadian Academy Award winners and nominees[edit]

Nope, hadn't seen that one — because it had Category:Academy Award winners and nominees by nationality or region on it, it never turned up at uncats at all. Looks interesting, but you're right that it's wildly incomplete. I filled out the screenwriter categories, though. Bearcat (talk) 22:32, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

New to Wiki-Proposed deletion[edit]

Hi Shawn

I am Khalid, I wonder why the page titled for one of the academics who teach me at Regent's university is set for deletion? I am new user here and would like to know if I done something wrong while creating the article for the above UK academic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Khalidkuwait (talkcontribs) 20:01, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Shaun, I am new to Wiki. can you tell me why you proposed to delete page? Thanks Patrickmurphyus (talk) 16:51, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Shaun, thanks for your feedback. What happens next? Is the matter up for general discussion now? I think I did something wrong by deleting speedy deletion, apologies I didn't realize and only saw that bit afterwards! I also contested it and though I had posted it but then didn't know how to get that back!

Its a lot of hassle creating a page, I just wanted to create a page related to the person as he had recently passed away, but didn't realize it would create so much discussion or hassle! I wasn't really aware how it worked. I think the best thing is to delete and bow out of wiki gracefully!! Thanks Patrickmurphyus (talk) 18:10, 28 June 2015 (UTC)


Just saw this film this morning on TV, did some work on the article, but there's a glitch in the categories. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:43, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I see what you mean. It's that Template:Film date. I tried to fix it, without success. sorry, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 17:46, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
Got it fixed, just a typo.
Corral in its entireity, was shown just after midnight last evening, on a weird little channel called Silver Screen Classics, not available in all markets.
BTW, I hosted a film festival last night at our local air museum, where we showed wartime animation and propaganda films that had an aviation theme. Our featured guest was Bob Lower who directed Shameless Propaganda, looking at the films produced in the NFB Canada Carries On and The World in Action series in the Second World War. We had a standing-room crowd and apparently everyone liked it judging by the ovation received at the end of the night.FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:59, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
That sounds great. Yes, we do get Silver Screen here. I used to subscribe. They show a whole lot of short NFB and other lesser known stuff. I was curious as to whether it was just coincidence, , already in their sked, or because Colin Low has just died. thanks. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:04, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Sorry to hear about Colin Low's passing. I have become very interested in the NFB filmmakers and know a few personally including Aaron Kim Johnston who hired Russell Crowe for his first North American feature film debut (shot, in all places, in Brandon, Manitoba). Corral had appeared a number of times on the Silver Screen Classics schedule, so it was probably happenstance that it was shown recently on television. BTW, I now have the inter-negative film for Jane Marsh's Air Cadets (1944). No sound but glorious colour. We (CAHS group) plan to premiere it on April 28 to celebrate the Air Cadet's 75th Anniversary. We also have found a 1957 Crawley Films, Air Cadet Story which we have dubbed down from a 16 mm print. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 18:30, 26 February 2016 (UTC) ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Send me an email and I will send you back some screenshots from Jane Marsh's "lost" film, Air Cadets (1944). FWiW Bzuk (talk) 23:12, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Industrial Canada[edit]

When I saw that Guy L. Coté was a "red link", I assumed that there was no en:Wikipedia article on the filmmaker. I haven't seen the link to the French or other wiki used before, so that was new to me. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 18:50, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

@Bzuk: Yes, it's an amazing bit of wiki-magic that User:Bearcat showed me a while back. Works like a charm. In fact, I'd added one to an article a while back, someone promptly created the English article, and the template disappeared, replaced by a link to the new English article. There's more info on it at Template:Interlanguage link and it's the only correct way to link between language wikis, especially now that Wikidata has taken over storing the links for different language versions of articles, as part of Phase 1. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:53, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Which pipeline in The Battle for Oil?[edit]

Re:Hi Bill. Trying figure out what pipeline from Alberta to Montreal was being built during WWII so I could link to it -- and drawing a blank. Is it possible the film depicts work on the Canadian Oil Pipeline, a crude oil pipeline from Norman Wells, NT to Whitehorse, YK? I found a nice history list here. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:50, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

The film describes the pipeline as originating from Portland, Oregon and its construction as an international project. The oil from Alberta was first transported by rail to the United States. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:26, 2 March 2016 (UTC) Check Portland–Montreal Pipe Line for details. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:34, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
But you mean Portland, Maine, then -- not Oregon. I'll add the link (if you haven't already done so) Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:02, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Whoops. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 20:18, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Articles for deletion/Andrawos Bassous (2nd nomination)[edit]

IPs and new users related to the subject are voting keep. --Greek Legend (talk) 02:15, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

  • @Greek Legend: Yes, that does tend to happen. In cases like that, you can tag them Template:Spa. You also have the option of reporting WP:Sockpuppets, using the "arv" tag on the top of your page (if you're using Twinkle, which I assume you are). SPI doesn't always apply in cases like this, but it often does. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 14:15, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Note about AfD discussion[edit]

Hi. You responded to a !vote of mine on this AfD. I don't always revisit those discussions, and since there was no ping, I didn't see your question. My response is duh (on my part). I screwed up, and put the wrong !vote down. Should have been a !keep vote, which my comment indicates, sloppy on my part. Onel5969 TT me 13:31, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Varian's War[edit]

Hi Shawn, did you know about this made-for-tv film? It was entirely shot in Montreal and has some interesting characters linked to it, not the least being Barbara Streisand, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and a real favourite of mine, Julia Ormond. The drama tells the story of Varian Fry rather clumsily, but with an attempt to honour the hero. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:48, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

No, this one came as a complete surprise to me. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 14:34, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
It was shown recently on a Hollywood Suites Channel that bundles older and relatively new films from the major studios, and sometimes from independent producers. One morning, I was amazed to see a film I worked on (Passionflower) that was shown. The usual fare is first-run films such as Airplane! mixed in with obscure titles such as Seven Times Lucky and the truly oddball, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:14, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
Yes, Bell Fibe offered a free preview of that service sometime ago and I really liked it. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:27, 25 March 2016 (UTC)


Caught this film recently on a re-run at the Hollywood Suites Channel. Here's your next assignment; a real hodgepodge of a film (and article). FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:28, 26 March 2016 (UTC)


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  • Hi. I'm sorry, I don't quite understand what you're asking me -- but I'd prefer that any discussion be done on the wiki at the appropriate forum. I'm afraid I don't really use email here much -- in fact, I'd only enabled it because a particular user asked me, once -- and I'd never checked it since! But at least you got me to clean my inbox. :) best, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 01:31, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

My two cents[edit]

Re: Hi Bill. I want to begin by reiterating how impressed I am with your work in Canadian film, especially, these days, Canadian World War II propaganda films. But I'll be remiss if I didn't share a concern that I have: that too many of these short WWII newsreel series films might be challenged at some point as individually non-notable, per WP:NFILM. I say this because I've noticed of late that aside from the detailed synopses that you provide on each film, most or all of the rest of the content seems given over to repeating text that has appeared in multiple articles on other series titles: the distribution for the series as a whole, the ways that these were compilation documentaries, Lorne Greene as the "voice of doom," etc. You've put so much time and effort into these articles and I'd hate to see them end up AfD. I trust that you've mined as much from your references as possible in support of the individual notability of the films, but I thought I'd flag this. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 16:14, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi Shawn, I do share the same reservations about the notability of introducing so many films from the Canada Carries On and The World in Action series. As a former librarian, I have also been very aware of how the NFB provided a rich source of historical material, and for that reason alone, the nearly 15,000 titles in the NFB collection represent a vital storehouse of knowledge on Canada and Canadians.
As a former filmmaker, my interests have typically settled on the "classic" period of the 1940s–1950s, especially focusing on the little-known films of that period. I did want to stay with the task of writing on the obscure, which is what most of these wartime documentaries represent. My first Wiki effort was in writing about just one of these older NFB films, but then, I began to see a pattern in how they were constructed and merchandised. I often start with a template and alter whenever possible the data in each section, but there is a great deal of overlap. As you can appreciate, there are only a few reference sources on the topic of NFB documentaries, so I will make it a point to more clearly delineate the value or notability of the individual title.
I have talked this over with NFB staff and was persuaded that there is an interest in the "real" world about these films. I have also worked with an NFB director who has researched many of the films I have documented, and recently was a guest at a CAHS meeting to talk about their importance to film history in Canada. with that in mind, I have submitted a research paper on the topic of NFB documentaries and their significant impact on Canada, to be presented at a national conference later in the year. Next month, in a corollary presentation, I will be screening two "lost" aviation films, one from Crawley films in 1957 and an internegative of a 1944 NFB production, at a local air museum.
From my past Wiki history, you can see that I have written on a number of topics but my usual fare was the little-known or "forgotten", such as Varian's War, Varian Fry and Sunset, articles that I worked on recently. I will still be writing these kinds of articles, once my NFB "jag" is over. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 23:29, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Quebec – Path of Conquest[edit]

In re-screening my copy of this film, I noticed that large sections of Quebec – Path of Conquest were set in Montreal during the Second World War. I just added the following: One of the other significant contributions from Quebec are the weapons of war produced by the province's industry, mainly concentrated in Montreal where munitions factories and aircraft manufacturing plants were built and were running at full capacity. From the airfields along the eastern seaboard come the bombers that are built in North America, as they are ferried across the Atlantic Ocean. The seaports that also are found in this region provide not only the warships but also the merchant shipping from countless nations setting out in convoys to supply Great Britain and other Allies across the Atlantic. Besides newsreel material, original footage was also shot at Montreal's docks and factories, notably the Montreal factories where munitions and aircraft factories were built. Ship and rail yards were also shown. Workers at companies such as Canadian Vickers and Noorduyn built NA-64 Harvard trainers and Consolidated PBY Canso flying boats. The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Angus Shops turned out a range of weapons, including Valentine tanks, while the Montreal Locomotive Works built Ram and Grizzly tanks, and the Sexton self-propelled gun. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:31, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

@Bzuk: Thanks. Yeah this one is just especially fascinating to me as a Montrealer: I'm always looking for old shots of this city. It's one of the reasons why I created The Memories of Angels: a collage film from a few years ago entirely created from archival shots like this. BTW II: I was surprised you missed that the director of Quebec – Path of Conquest was none other than F. R. Crawley, aka "Budge," who I'm sure you know quite well! Shawn in Montreal (talk) 14:07, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
AS you now know, I write and edit quite quickly sloppily and "depend on the kindness of strangers" (paraphrasing a film trope). BTW, check Guns of the Magnificent Seven out, I just saw the film on TV and decided to spruce up the article. The film, nevertheless, is a "stinker". FWiW Bzuk (talk) 15:43, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Tower (2016 film)[edit]

Hi! I notice you worked on Tower (2016 film). I re-established the article since the film was released in SXSW and it got a review in Variety magazine. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:51, 1 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi Shawn in Montreal: A recent edit you performed at AfD has been reverted. You may want to check it out. North America1000 15:23, 1 April 2016 (UTC)


Now check out Headline Hunters. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:26, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

  • @Bzuk:. Will do. And sorry, I didn't realize that chap was such a problematic character until I looked into his user page. Guy's a mess. But again, I know zilch about image policy and I'm not an admin. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:48, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Bill I've done some cleanup and added some links, to and from. Now, don't forget you can add more links to this article, indeed you should, from those Canadian war correspondents in the film who currently have Wikipedia articles. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:04, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Some dim sum for you![edit]

Xiao Long Bao dumplings.jpg Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. North America1000 09:02, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
  • oddly I've been eating a lot of dim sum again, lately! Shawn in Montreal (talk) 11:33, 7 April 2016 (UTC)


Hello. Sedej has created another sock puppet called Zozogg1 (talk · contribs) can you please intervene and stop him. Thank you--Opdire657 (talk) 18:36, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

  • I think you're right. However as with all the other Sedej socks, they've already been blocked. No point to adding to the SPI, as no action was taken with the other blocked account -- which I do think was a mistake. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:00, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Gateway to Asia[edit]

Another NFB documentary, on a very controversial subject, the forced deportation of Japanese-Canadians in the Second World War. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:33, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

RE: MacDonald Turkey Point Marina[edit]

Hello -- I am a freelancer trying to assist the business owner with keeping their page in Wikipedia. I have made some edits and would appreciate feedback as to whether they were helpful. I know I did not configure the references section in the appropriate way, but it has been so long since I've done Wikipedia edits that I had to create a new username. Any advice would be appreciated. Laskiblue62 (talk) 04:36, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Are you happy now?[edit]

Thank you very much, I was asking to lock the article and you came to protect the guy who was cherry picking. Now, he changed his IP address and he is literally continuing to destroy the article. The article is related to the Kurdish women, but more than 90% of the content is related to Iraqi Kurdish women, which compose only ~15%-25% of Kurdish population. Also, almost all Mr. cherry picker's sources are from Mojab publications. He is trying to other sources which are referring to Mojab sources, so we can't realize that they are actually from 15-20 years Mojab sources, which are mainly written about the Iraqi Kurds in the 90's. Added neutrality tag and have a fun. I won't touch it anymore because I am tired of remind him.Ferakp (talk) 22:00, 13 April 2016 (UTC)


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Re: Non-admin AFD closes[edit]

I noticed your comment in an AFD I just closed. I've resorted to using the script at User:Mr.Z-man/closeAFD.js when I close AFDs, even as a non-admin. It does all of the hard work. --| Uncle Milty | talk | 20:32, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Oh, thanks, I may try it. I'm a klutz even at importing scripts but I did seem to manage to do one, for the Afd delsorting. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:43, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh my lord it worked. Okay. With great power comes great responsibility! Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:49, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your contributions at AFD and sorting through the AfD debates list/templates,

Your efforts/work hasn't gone unnoticed and it's extremely appreciated :),
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 22:27, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

  • thank you but ironically, I've decided I'm not going to do that much, anymore. Have you ever taken a close look at what passes as discussion at those Afds? I just feel like it's a waste of my time. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:15, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
    • No worries :), I think overall it's not that bad, I admit there's some where I question "how it ended up getting deleted just on those !votes alone" but meh I don't think it's all that bad, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:26, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

India at Cannes[edit]

I have recreated this article, after finding this information in wikipedia deleted pages, I think some one is repeatedly deleting the article. The article highlights essential information about the Indian films screened and awarded at cannes. Make sure the article is not deleted once again. Chimpidshi (talk) 04:31, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi Shawn - just saw you edits to this article. For info, please see this. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 12:12, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi shawn please recreate the article. This guy Lugnuts is determined to abuse me. Chimpidshi (talk) 12:29, 21 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Shawn! At Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Khimera, I followed your suggestion and restored the original article about the software. That suggests that the article you created, Khimera (software), is not needed, and you might want to request its deletion, per G7 or A10. If somebody tries to restore the gang article, let me know and I will protect the page. --MelanieN (talk) 18:26, 30 May 2016 (UTC)


Thanks, I was just about to start listing it in those 3 places! Yngvadottir (talk) 18:55, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

My pleasure. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:55, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has appointed a committee to lead the search for the foundation’s next Executive Director. One of our first tasks is to write the job description of the executive director position, and we are asking for input from the Wikimedia community. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help us better understand community and staff expectations for the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.

  • Survey, (hosted by Qualtrics)

Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:49, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Deletion sorting[edit]

Hi Shawn in Montreal: Thanks for performing deletion sorting. Just a note that when you placed the delsort notice under "publications" on the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fisheries Science of Ukraine AfD log page, the discussion was never relisted at the redirect, at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Literature. I have added the entry for you there (diff). North America1000 21:44, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Yeah there's something wrong with the "Publications" delsort page. I don't quite understand it. Perhaps you do. Gonna stay away from that one. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:53, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
Well, since you're using a script, you can always manually add the entry to the delsort page. There's nothing wrong with the Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Publications page, it's simply a redirect to the Literature delsort page. At any rate, just a friendly notice, and cheers, North America1000 22:00, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your comment "Well, as I understand it, the more fringe viewpoints you remove, the stronger they become, because homeopathy". Nice one. ThePlatypusofDoom (Talk) 20:34, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
I was hoping someone would notice that one! :-) glad I'm not the only one, @ThePlatypusofDoom:. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:43, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Dr Amin Daliri[edit]

Hello, I'm completting Dr Amin Daliri please wait for it, i need time, regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Faratel110 (talkcontribs) 22:04, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, you're completing it with the wrong name, @Faratel110:. We do NOT use honorifics in article titles. We're going to delete your redirect and move the article to Amin Daliri, where it belongs. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:06, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Oh thanks thats what i wanted to do but i didnt know how to move it to an existing article Faratel110 (talk) 22:16, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
  • @Shawn in Montreal:: Please do it for me im waiting, i'll continue editing when its doneFaratel110 (talk) 22:28, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
    • We now have to wait for an administrator to first delete the redirect that you had created. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:32, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Mark Breeze[edit]

You added Mark Breeze to the sportsperson and rugby lists, but he is not a sportsperson or rugby player. Just wanted to check before I undo that. Thanks!Apriestofgix (talk) 16:18, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Strafford Train Station, Pennsylvania[edit]


You made reference to the Strafford Train Station being a structure at the Centennial Exposition. Wonder what documentation you have for that assertion. I lived in Strafford a dozen years, used the station, painted it prior to the renovation. I researched the story ( seeing pavilion pictures and dimensions ) in the Philadelphia library to confirm local folklore but was unable to do so.

PSMorganJr (talk) 19:05, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Bunker 6[edit]

See new article. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:44, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Accession of the United Kingdom to the European Economic Community[edit]

Per request on my talk page, I have re-opened this AfD that was closed by you a few days ago. --Randykitty (talk) 12:42, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Gary Lefkowith[edit]

I would like your help regarding the Wikipedia Article on me: Gary Lefkowith / Casey Skinner wrote the Article years ago & Sam DeRose now updates it & made changes when certain requirements were necessary. This link might be a good place to start, because I have supplied 3rd party press & other info, there that I thought added credibility Stephen Philbrick gave me a ticket ##2016071310006151 & suggested that I reach out to others to help with the examination of the Article in question: Trying not to take this personally but in my mind the situation questions my integrity, legitimacy & career. I feel it's very obvious who I've worked with & especially my relationship with Chubby Checker as a Producer & Record Executive, as well as Performer & Songwriter that have Charted, 1 of them a # 1 Dance Song in Billboard, with Chubby Stephen also suggested that I reach out to other Editors including the one who supports the Article staying up. I really don't know how to do that & the other person's link doesn't seem to have a page. Thank You & All the Best, Gary Hifiadd (talk) 18:19, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Why histmerge needed[edit]

Re this reversion of yours, the current contents of J. Larry Nichols is actually the pre-July 5 contents of Larry Nichols, done as a copy-and-paste move by someone who wanted the Larry Nichols article to be about a different person. Now the new Larry Nichols has been prodded, but even if it goes away, from the sources shown in the J. Larry Nichols article, that may actually be the more appropriate title for it. In which case the history from the old Larry Nichols article needs to be merged into it. Wasted Time R (talk) 18:54, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Oh dear. Well, @Wasted Time R: I must confess I can't follow the machinations. Please do what you think best and I won't interfere again. Sorry. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:58, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Just requesting help[edit]

Hello, Shawn in Montreal. Could I have your opinion on Nate Howard when you get time to look at it? I was reading random articles via the random mod and it came up. I'm new to AFDs but I saw that you are mentioned a lot in them. I appreciate any help with Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Nate_Howard_(nomination), as I would like to nominate another article for deletion but before I do would like help with this one as to not make mistakes. Shamenotnow (talk) 02:46, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Non-admin closure[edit]

  • Hello Shawn in Montreal, you updated talkpage of List of aircraft (0-A) AfD discussion here as "closed as speedy keep" (Old AfD multi update). However, the AfD discussion was not closed and neither was the AfD notice removed from the article main-space. Just wanted to let you know that I have closed this AfD. Arun Kumar SINGH (Talk) 19:13, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • @AKS.9955: Hi there. That's because it was reverted without explanation by Richard Norton. And done so out of process, too. Even a non-admin closure should have been taken to deletion review, I think? Anyway, I'd noted it in the Afd thread. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:22, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • @Shawn in Montreal:, I just left a message on his TalkPage. Thanks for letting me know. You are right, every AfD closure, if has to be opened (even if disputed) has to go to DRV. Arun Kumar SINGH (Talk) 19:30, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes I saw that, thanks. I still think my closure was the right call, per SKCRIT. The editor didn't do me the basic courtesy of engaging with me when he blanked the close template, so I decided to extend the same. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:39, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your ongoing work in providing deletion sorting for AfD discussions. This oft-unnoticed element of AfD helps to keep matters running smoothly by encouraging greater participation at AfD, which is sometimes lagging in participation. North America1000 07:47, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Re: Nautical/Maritime science fiction[edit]

I agree with you about the search results, but I would think Maritime Science Fiction is more grammatically correct? I don't have time as I may have to leave Wikipedia for a while, but we could talk to the maritime biologist (who is more than a reliable source on a science fiction subject) if he knows of anything of the term being used elsewhere. Another user on the talk page suggested a re-titling to "List of maritime science fiction works" which is fine with my, but we should not re-publish anything and keep it draft till we can expand on the sources.--Taeyebar 05:13, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

You Came Along[edit]

Take a look. Not the usual style ... FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:18, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Template:Colin Low[edit]

I don't know, wouldn't categorizing it in Category:Colin Low fall under categorizing by content, and not by type of template? (I was only recently informed about WP:CAT#T, so I may be completely wrong here...) Trivialist (talk) 23:26, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

  • well, for one thing, because it's a maintenance and not a "content" category, right? WP:CAT#T doesn't make a lick of sense and I've read it several times... Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:34, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
    • but if you're Cfd goes through -- as it should -- it will be a content category. I still can't make it with that policy is saying but I don't think it's saying don't categorize templates? Anyway if you're sure go ahead. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:38, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Cavalry regiments DELSORT/MIL[edit]

I came along to do this, and you'd done it already!! Instant work!! Amazing!! Please do vote on this. Thanks Buckshot06 (talk) 22:25, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

  • @Buckshot06: sorry, I'm not knowledgeable enough in this area. But it looks to me based on past Afds you shouldn't have any trouble! best, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:27, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Fagstein vs. TTP Media[edit]

Could I trouble you to also pop in at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/850 AM Montreal, the third station which I nominated separately because of the fact that with its license already expired it's a slightly (though admittedly not highly) different situation from the other two? Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 01:33, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of mondegreens[edit]

I completely forgot that I'd started that page. Honest! Dotage looms! Arrivisto (talk) 09:58, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

RiskAoA for deletion?[edit]

Shawn, picked you up as a reviewer for deleted articles, would you mind contributing you 2 cents to RiskAoA? Thanks74.96.151.44 (talk) 02:57, 21 August 2016 (UTC)


Thank you for speedy closing the erroneous report I filed here [6]. I could have sworn I chose file rather than article, but was using a device other than my computer, so probably a finger-error. I should have checked it after I filed. -- WV 16:39, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Sony Rox[edit]

This article about invalid tv channel thats why I'm trying to delete it Tonyjaimy (talk) 06:04, 26 August 2016 (UTC)


'Gubbaare' is an independent Pakistani short film made for film festivals and online releases. A citing has been added on the article linking to the youtube link of the film. Please look into the matter soon. I need a Wikipedia page because I am a budding film-maker and need platforms like these. Please, look into it soon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Worldwideshortfilms (talkcontribs) 19:50, 29 August 2016 (UTC)


Draft:List of maritime science fiction works. Open as long as you need to contribute.--Taeyebar 23:46, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Reconsideration[edit]

Hi every one Anup [Talk], Shawn in Montreal (talk), David Gerard (talk)

Okay going towards everything yes it's me all behind everything making an article on flo2cash and Ankur Dharmani but as described about Dharmani, before on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ankur Dharmani. I apologize and i'm trying to fix it as i saw a news few days back on Facebook then i Googled and i thought it's a good thing/article to start a page on flo2cash because in New Zealand there was no article on Fintech companies and it's one of best futuristics companies based in New Zealand as concerned towards fin tech (let me tell you i'm not in any relation of the company and person, it's only my reflection and my work).

But later in my absence someone else edited the flo2cash i don't know since i'm bit new on Wikipedia, not a pro so i don't know how to get information about the USER who edited so that i can warn him/her. Yes Live Mint was a mistake as i copy pasted some of my references form my previous article as i forgot to make correction. After making the page on flo2cash i thought it's good to even write an article on his CEO(as described before), yes bit low with the data but yes now i have everything for consideration(it's not for the purpose of advertisement). So pardon me for everything i will fix and would like to request to make a reconsideration for both article for not putting it for deletion, for instance please help in making contribution towards the articles. Afrojack255 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 00:23, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

LGBT bio stubs[edit]

I'd say it probably should be, as stub categories usually are filed as subcategories of their most corresponding article categories. (That said, I didn't know it even existed as I've never seen or used it before, and as the volume of articles in it indicates I'm not sure very many other people know about or use it either.) I am curious as to why you would add it, revert yourself and then ask me if it should be there — I might just be overthinking this, but the tone of your question sort of sounds like you thought I had an objection for some reason. Bearcat (talk) 21:04, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Ah, okay, gotcha now. Bearcat (talk) 21:15, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Lists of Canadian films[edit]

I know we never used to bother including a references column, but Wikipedia actually prefers lists to be referenced whenever possible the same way as articles are — so when I'm creating new lists now, I try to add a reference column accordingly. People have also sometimes directly placed a reference in the "notes" column as well, for the record. Bearcat (talk) 00:28, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Nancy Ruth[edit]

Just a quick heads-up about Nancy Ruth: the reason she's denoted in the template the way she is, and not piped out as just "Ruth", is that Ruth isn't her surname. Her full legal name is actually Nancy Ruth Rowell Jackman, with Ruth being a middle name, but for reasons which she's never really explained she doesn't publicly use "Rowell Jackman", and just goes by "Nancy Ruth" as a mononym. There have been discussions about it in the past and consensus has been that it would be inappropriate original research for us to treat her name as if Ruth were a conventional surname. I know it looks weird, and I grant that it is kind of weird for a political dignitary to bill herself in a Cher/Madonna/Prince/Beyoncé sort of way, but we just have to treat it as what it is: a compound given name and not a firstname-lastname. Bearcat (talk) 15:29, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Snow theatre AfD[edit]

I've withdrawn my AfD nomination for Snow theatre and wanted to see if you could redirect the page to Outdoor cinema#Examples. Thanks! Meatsgains (talk) 19:04, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done. thanks, Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:04, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
    • @Meatsgains: the nomination close should say redirect rather than keep, though. As it's inappropriate for me to change your closure would you like to revise that? You do state "redirect" in the edit summary, but that doesn't match what's in the closure statement. Shawn in Montreal (talk)
Shoot! My mistake. Thanks Meatsgains (talk) 21:57, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Deletion review for Vugar Ismailov[edit]

Hello. I have asked for a deletion review of Vugar Ismailov. Because you participated in the deletion discussion for this page or otherwise were interested in the page, I think, you might want to participate in the deletion review. Thank you. Writer278 (talk) 08:30, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Shawn in Montreal,

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Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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for actually searching for sources at AFD, a highly original and commendable approach. E.M.Gregory (talk) 15:55, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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for actually searching for sources at AFD, a highly original and commendable approach. E.M.Gregory (talk) 15:55, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For taking the time to find sources on Old stock Canadians (a highly original approach to a political topic at AFD) E.M.Gregory (talk) 15:58, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

The Challenge Series[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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DYK for Maxwell M. Kalman[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 27 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Maxwell M. Kalman, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Montreal architect Maxwell M. Kalman designed more than 1,100 buildings, including Canada's first shopping centre? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Maxwell M. Kalman), 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.

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