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Deerfield / Breakfast Club[edit]

Hi Shsilver- I noticed you undid my change regarding the Breakfast Club closing scene, saying it was an unsourced claim. Do you have a suggestion for where I could get a source on that? A Squidoo article hardly seems like an authoritative source, but if you simply want some external validation, here's a couple articles revealed by a quick Google search:

http://www.squidoo DOT com/thebreakfastclub (Wikipedia blocks this from being posted as a hyperlink) http://fip.wiki109.org/Fun+Facts+about+Deerfield

Also, here are two YouTube clips that clearly show that the field is not Glenbrook North's field (which is widely known to be the Ferrari pick-up location from Ferris Bueller). As you will see, the scorer's booth at the top of the grandstand looks completely different (just for starters).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv1I4q6lOpo&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78MN43IOBdE

Of all the pages that claim otherwise (typically claiming the field belonged to Glenbrook North, Maine North, or Maine South), none offer conclusive evidence or even eyewitness sources. All are from fan sites or other Wiki pages (including imdb), and none cite any kind of definitive media source. The movie was obviously filmed about 25 years ago, so I couldn't find any online articles about it in the Deerfield press.

Of course, to me and anyone who attended the school, it's quite obvious. However, I can certainly appreciate the desire to be vigilant about referencing sources. Please let me know what you'd suggest.

Viola.david (talk) 16:54, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Worldcon GoHs[edit]

A no consensus close is always an option, but I didn't feel it was the right option there. Debates at XfD are always attended by a tiny minority of interested editors. That's why they aren't supposed to be a vote, but instead to be closed based on the arguments and the relevant policies and guidelines. There seemed to be better ways to present the information to readers based on the guidance at Wikipedia:Overcategorization and the comments at the CFD. The information fitted nicely into List of Worldcons, and Worldcon wasn't so large that it couldn't have been included there if that was preferred, or even on a separate list. Of course, I could be wrong. It's not unusual... Angus McLellan (Talk) 15:47, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

CHICOTW GA[edit]

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Contributing editors: AKeen, Shsilver, TheQuandry, TonyTheTiger.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 20:59, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Hull House GA on Hold status[edit]

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You were a contributing editor to Hull House during its tenure as CHICOTW. It has been placed on Good article on hold status thanks in part to your efforts. See its GA reviews 1 & 2 and help us raise it towards the good article and eventually featured article classification level. The article was given good article on hold status on March 25, 2007. It will be reevaluated in between 2 and 7 days from this date. Remember the Good Article Criteria. Recall that during its tenure as CHICOTW we achieved the following Improvement. See our CHICOTW Improvement History. Note our good articles.
Contributing editors:AKeen, Shsilver, TheQuandry, TonyTheTiger.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 18:15, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Hull House GA[edit]

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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 15:04, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

CBOTB GA[edit]

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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 17:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

CHICOTW GA on hold[edit]

Since our GA on hold status is so pointed I am only contacting you right now. The GA basically revovles around one of your contributions. Please take a look and see if there is anything further you can do. Please reply to my talk page once you have considered the case. If you and I can not get it resolved, I will send out GA on hold notices on Wed. TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 14:34, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Timothy Blackstone GA onhold[edit]

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Contributing editors:Shsilver, TheQuandry, TonyTheTiger.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 23:56, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Timothy Blackstone GA[edit]

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You were a contributing editor to Timothy Blackstone during its tenure as CHICOTW. It has successfully achieved Good article status thanks in part to your efforts. See its GA reviews at #1, #2 & #3 and help us raise it towards the featured article classification level. Recall that during its tenure as CHICOTW we converted a redlink into this. See our CHICOTW Improvement History. Note our good articles.
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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio) 16:25, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Editorial assistance[edit]

I apologize for not recognizing you earlier. I am just getting familiar with this type of userbox. You may want to place the following on your user page:

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TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 21:06, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Allerton Hotel[edit]

Can you add citations to the interesting Allerton Hotel claims you have added? TonyTheTiger (talk/cont/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 21:22, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Any time you can get to them is fine. You should come by WP:CHICOTW or help us decide top importance articles at WP:CHIASSESS.

Top Candidates[edit]

I was hoping to get some feedback on prospective top candidates before we get to 10500 articles and then take our next top candidates vote when we get to around 11000. Your feedback would be appreciated. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 13:08, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Advent (publisher)[edit]

While I greatly appreciate the yeoman work you've been doing on fandom-related articles, I am dubious about removing Advent from the SF Fans category. This is a classic example of a project born within fandom, for fannish purposes. Just because it became semi-legit, does not mean it ceased to be fannish. --Orange Mike 13:25, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Colors[edit]

I have been watching Talk:List_of_Chicago_Landmarks#The_colors.21 to see what you think of my latest changes. Please respond. --TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 22:10, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Everleigh club copyright violation[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you work a lot on the article group Everleigh Club, Minna Everleigh and Ada Everleigh. I just saw that a big chunk of the latter two articles is a copyright violation from PBS, added by an anonymous user. I didn't want to jump in, thinking that maybe you can better coordinate the three articles and rephrase whatever is important from the offending paragraphs. Cheers, AxelBoldt 14:11, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

The article looks very good now, thanks! AxelBoldt 20:27, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Your edit of Derrial Book[edit]

Just curious, but I added a bit of history to the Derrial Book Wikipedia page, which you then removed saying it was interpretive. I believe it was a statement of fact, not an interpretation. In fact earlier in the same page he is identified as a Christian of some type. Later in the page this is done again in a different way. They type of Christianity he espouses is unknown, clearly we have no clue if he is Catholic or Protestant based on his exchanges with other characters, but to deny that "there is a Christian influence to his character" seems absurd. Heck I wasn't trying to inject my beliefs into the page, just to clarify that he came from an Abbey (those are typically associated with Catholics), used a Bible (obviously of Judeo-Christian origin) and referred to the Christian messages of the Bible (clearly the New Testament, which is the Christian portion of the Bible). Hence, there is clearly a Christian influence to his character. Statement of fact, not interpretation.

You are still making assumptions about how Book interprets Christian teachings. Whedon very deliberately kept the details about what a "Shepherd" does or believes ambiguous. Your bald assertion added nothing useful to the article. --Orange Mike 17:01, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
Based on the edit history, it is Melensdad and I left my explanation on User talk:Melensdad, which is similar to what Orange Mike wrote.Shsilver 17:09, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Everleigh Club[edit]

Well, no. Everything and anything is part of and/or influenced Chicago's culture. My view is that there are a very few things that define Chicagoans culturally, and that the rest will just get the category deleted if anyone puts it up for CfD. The category was used as a catch-all by people due to a lack of suitable categories. Speciate 21:01, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Michelle K.[edit]

Thanks for the help with making the canoe section a bit more neutral. Its much appreciated. --I already forgot 17:13, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Literary collaborations[edit]

Hi Shsilver, I notice you have removed this category that I created yesterday from some of the articles I added it to, including Flora Eldershaw who was one of the main reasons I created this category. You also removed it from Charmian Clift...and others. Can you please tell me why? Sterry2607 23:46, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Okey doke. I'm disappointed that you didn't discuss it with me first as I did think about the issue you've raised and felt the one heading could cover both. However, your point is a fair enough one, particularly given the number of articles that can be flagged with this category, so I think the best thing is to create a second heading for the collaborators as I've suggested on the Literary Collaboration talk page. I'll go ahead and do that, and reflag all the ones you removed from my initial category. I appreciate that it's difficult to manage these discussions when we are in different time zones, particularly when one is keen to get going on a task. I hope you agree with having two categories. Regards Sterry2607 04:52, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't notice that you had created it already. Thanks for that Sterry2607 00:00, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

WP:CHICOTW[edit]

Glad to have you back. I was wondering if you have any opinion on which articles should be nominated for consideration in the next set of Category:Top-importance Chicago articles at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment? We will need to choose 3 or 4 more soon.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:28, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Lincoln Towing Service[edit]

If you are online you can make the first edit at Lincoln Towing Service. Make one similar to the first one at South side (Chicago) last week with a similar edit summary.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:09, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

I am telling you this because many people like to keep track of articles that they created. Since it was your nominee, if you start it before I get around to it you can be the creator as you should be.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:12, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
I don't see much more to add to Lincoln Towing Service. If you think we might do better spending the rest of the week on the runner up you can make the change at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/COTW/Current. Since according to the WP:CHICOTW rules, you are the only person with the power to make such a decision it is your choice. You have until the end of the day (UTC). If you think there may be more info out there on this private company we can stick with it.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 15:31, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
I don't know how to add much more myself. If you think others may be able to help then keep it. We have certainly had worse WP:CHICOTW improvements. I know I could add a lot more to the runner up now, but every winner has the right to command attention for a whole week. It is your call. I will be disappointed if the rest of the week is wasted, but there is no demand that the article be changed.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 18:42, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
It's too late now for us to give another article justice. We'll just let it ride.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 02:02, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Top importance voting[edit]

Let the voting begin (see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates).--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 17:20, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Reviewed content[edit]

I am trying to figure out how to rearrange the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago#Reviewed_content section now that we are finding so many articles that have been WP:FA and WP:GA for a long time. I was thinking about three options.

  1. Just include the newly discovered articles in the alphabetical list. (the old way)
  2. Include the newly discovered articles both in the alphabetical list and in a separate newly discovered list. (the new way)
  3. Rearrange the new articles list to be listed by date the article was promoted within WP:CHICAGO instead of the WP promotion date (see here). What do you think?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 20:33, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 20 August, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lincoln Towing Service, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Wizardman 23:00, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Tom Smith AfD[edit]

Thank you for notifying me, since the nominator wasn't courteous enough to do so himself.--SarekOfVulcan 14:05, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me as well; I've got the page watchlisted, but it's easy for things to slip by even so. --Sopoforic 14:28, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Great job on saving this article. Bearian 18:58, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Filking[edit]

Actually, it was Smbrinich whom I thought might be making an assumption of bad faith (for some reason, he also deleted some comments, but I don't suppose that matters now). That said, I think you'll find the ideal is in asserting notability via signficant coverage independent and reliable, secondary sources; the two are closely related, and a lack of the latter does open a question about the former.

Anyhow, it's done with now. Cheers. --Mark H Wilkinson (t, c) 16:28, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Patrick Nash[edit]

Feel free to start Patrick Nash when you get a chance.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:02, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

I think the prior WP:CSD was another Patrick Nash. Go ahead and recreate over this page.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 01:06, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Chicago-style pizza[edit]

Hi there, can you explain why you undid my edits the the Chicago-style pizza article, with regards the link to the Calzone article? Thanks. SPTimoshenko 05:25, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Cheers.SPTimoshenko 16:45, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Category:Burials at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago[edit]

Thanks for creating Category:Burials at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago. If you know any other Chicago cemetary burial lists I think these are good categories. Also, in the future, when you create a new Chicago related category please list it at both Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Bot Category List so the but can periodically check it for new articles‎ and Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Categories so it is listed for our perusal.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 16:07, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Since you've edited Harry Harrison recently[edit]

The category Esperantists was deleted recently, and the deletion is up for review. In case you'd like to chime in, go here. --Orange Mike 18:17, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 4 September, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Patrick Nash, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Carabinieri 22:07, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Walk t'plank![edit]

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RegARRds, Orange Mike 21:16, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Northern Exposure[edit]

Once Rob Morrow left Northern Exposure, he did not return. He gave notice before the sixth season and they wrote him out in a lengthy story arc that lasted until about the seventh episode from the end. The series finale, the episode called "Tranquillity Base" was a single episode and not originally intended as a series finale. It was slightly re-edited (and Morrow did not appear in it) once they found out they they had not been picked up for a seventh season. Shsilver 16:46, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Are you sure about that? I clearly remember Morrow appearing in the finale. The last shot was of him on the Long Island ferry... this was after he and Maggie went on the trek through the woods, met Adam, continued for a bit, then he parted the trees and walked through. Then, later, he sends her a postcard from NY. Or maybe that actually wasn't the final episode? (I haven't seen it since 1995). The Parsnip!
Positive. Watched all of them earlier this year. The final episode is set in Maurice's lodge and ends with Maggie showing up and hooking up with Chris Stevens after she decided not to go off to visit Mike Monroe.Shsilver 16:54, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
YES! You're right, now I remember. I forgot about the Maggie and Chris thing. I must be thinking of the mid season when Morrow left and they needed to write him out. The Parsnip! 16:56, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Chicago Lists[edit]

Sorry. I'll leave it alone. Your way of doing it makes more sense. clariosophic 19:48, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

brisco county jr[edit]

thanks for clarifying the edit about zoe's pistols. it didn't originally read as being related to brisco county. :) stolenbyme 21:16, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Thespis[edit]

Good catch! Thanks for the reference. Can you add a footnote with the bibliographic cite to the story? Thanks! -- Ssilvers 17:43, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

CHICOTW[edit]

My mother will be in town next week. If you want to nominate something for the 24th you will probably be unopposed and I would appreciate it if someone would carry the ball for the week.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 00:39, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

OTS Musicians[edit]

Hi, Thanks for adding things to this category I just created. I am putting togther a task force to tackle topics related to the Old Town School, if you're interested, It will be under the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Roots_music page soon. Shall I attach this to the chicago project as well? Since it's scope is pretty much chicago only.Dannygutters 17:39, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Lincoln Towing Service GA on hold[edit]

Please visit Talk:Lincoln Towing Service to assist with the GA on hold effort.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 21:23, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Just a reminder. We only have 3 days left. I may not have time to get to any of the issues so it is likely to fail if someone else does not attend to the problems. I was hoping you would have an interest because you had nominated this article and been heavily involved in the editing.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 15:42, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Washington Park, Chicago (neighborhood) GA[edit]

I have finally gotten a chance to resubmit this. Thanks for the help cleaning up the various Washington Park, Chicago articles. You may want to post this somewhere:

--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:55, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Haymarket riot[edit]

I replied on my talk page but truth be told, please do feel free to rm the pic, I think it's helpful but can't stand by it too much cuz it's overexposed. Gwen Gale (talk) 16:49, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Merge tags - Firefly Merge[edit]

If you want to re-add the merge tags, be my guest. I was asked to reopen the debate so that people could discuss ways to clean up the articles, which is what I have done. Hiding T 15:20, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to say something else here. You mentioned that you had a copy of Finding Serenity. I do not, or I would not ask. But as you said you did, and that you were willing to improve the articles based on them, I ask a favor of you. I do not believe that the pro-merge faction is going to let this go unless something is done. You said you wanted to wait until the discussion was closed, but I feel that now must be the time. It may make people see some reason. Can you improve the articles on the Firefly characters for me? --Maratanos (talk) 23:57, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Category:Top-importance Chicago articles[edit]

We are going to go through another round of consideration for Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. Last August your votes helped us decide our last round of promotions. Please consider the articles at WT:CHIASSESS and voice your opinion on whether they should be on the ballot near the end of January when we are considering our next round of promotions.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTD) 03:03, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Centralized TV Episode Discussion[edit]

Over the past months, TV episodes have been reverted by (to name a couple) TTN, Eusebeus and others. No centralized discussion has taken place, so I'm asking everyone who has been involved in this issue to voice their opinions here in this centralized spot, be they pro or anti. Discussion is here [1]. --Maniwar (talk) 23:43, 15 January 2008 (UTC)


SFeditors Wiki[edit]

I see you've been over at the SFeditors Wiki. I added a whole bunch of stuff. Hope it can be your turn. --Pleasantville (talk) 00:44, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

SF writers of color[edit]

It's that whole people of color thing. But who's the "apparent Caucasian"? --Orange Mike | Talk 21:09, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

James D. Nicoll again[edit]

NeonMerlin is chipping away at the Nicoll article, and has just tagged your SF birthday list as not a reliable source for Jim Nicoll's birthday. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:12, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

You should probably explain your latest edit on the talk page of the article, as you didn't do so in the summary. --Orange Mike | Talk 21:06, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
It's a routine content dispute (this kind of thing is why you needed to do an edit summary). Restore the birthdate, if you can provide the source you used when you created the page. Do not revert the "claims" thing, because even though these editors are hostile to fannish interest in Jim, and even more sceptical than usual about everything written about or by him, on that matter they do have a point. --Orange Mike | Talk 21:25, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Deaths in 2008[edit]

Sorry to be a pain, you didn't cite a reference earlier, so I've had to revert per WP:BLP. Feel free to revert & add a link. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 01:47, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Sasha Ormond[edit]

You didn't finish the AfD nomination for Sasha Ormond, I fixed it for you. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters(Broken clamshellsOtter chirps) 23:05, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Top Importance Chicago Articles[edit]

If you want to help me choose Category:Top-importance Chicago articles, come comment at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates by June 5th.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 13:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Alien Space Bats[edit]

Hey you seem to be big into editing the alternate history articles, in your opinion do Alien Space Bats warrant an article as a literary device? Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 14:04, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

O well, how about just a section in the Alternate history article? (By the way whats the story about?)Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 13:13, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Nah thats all right, its not worth the effort of it just being deleted. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 13:16, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

GA thanks[edit]

I have been quite delinquent, but you may want to post this somewhere:

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Blackstone Hotel to good article status.

--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:38, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Those tag things[edit]

You know those things you (and many others) have one your main page like "This wikipedian has...."...just wondering how you get them?!?!Nisior (talk) 13:42, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Alternate history WikiProject[edit]

Hey if you are interested I have created an Alternate History WikiProject. I hope to see you there. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 19:14, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Meetup?[edit]

Shsilver - you've previously expressed interest in a Chicago wiki-meet. If you're interested in coming to another one, take a look at Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 3 and let us know your thoughts. best — Dan | talk 18:45, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO survey[edit]

WP:CHICAGO[edit]

You have been marked as an inactive member of WP:CHICAGO since you have not updated your status at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/members. If you consider yourself either an active or semi-active member of the project please correct your status. If you consider yourself a member you may want to get involved in the Wikipedia:Meetup/Chicago 3. Also, if you are a member, be advised that the project is now trying to keep all the project's WP:PR, WP:FAC, WP:FAR, WP:GAR, WP:GAC WP:FLC, WP:FLRC, WP:FTC, WP:FPOC, WP:FPC, and WP:AFD discussion pages in one location at the new Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago/Review page. Please help add any discussion you are aware of at this location.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:21, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Deerfieldvillage.jpg[edit]

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Outbound[edit]

I'm glad I was able to work it into the review--I received a copy when it came out but it kept getting pushed to the end of the queue until it was too late to do a regular review. It's a very nice collection and deserved its own notice.The Cryptic review gave me the opportunity to remedy that at least a little. Glad that the printing sold through--that's not a trivial achievment. RLetson (talk) 05:58, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

White City[edit]

If you want to find images, I see some are available at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html I searched for "White City" Chicago. See the images at Chicago Race Riot of 1919 to see how to credit these images for those before 1923. Also, add community area and South Side and incorporate into the respective articles as appropriate. Also, is there any way to link this White City to the reference at http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1386.html ? The encyclopedia of Chicago might have some other articles that mention White City in a constructive way.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:27, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

I see you converted most of the parenthetical refs to footnotes. Can you put them in the {{cite news}} template so that everything is in the same format?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 02:33, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

DYK for White City Amusement Park[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

I have been delinquent, but please accept this:
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for your work in getting this page started.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 04:39, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

1999 Worldcon[edit]

I've asked the 1999 treasurer - who compiled the new numbers - to send the figures to the NESFA Long List people. --Perry Middlemiss (talk) 01:30, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

No problems at all. --Perry Middlemiss (talk) 01:50, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Capricon[edit]

Thanks, I might just do that. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 00:39, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Talkback![edit]

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Ile-Rien & Martha Wells[edit]

Thanks so much for helping me tweak and provide the cites for those articles. I am awful with teh actual format tags on WP, so you're a great assistance. Please add as much as you can :)

05:31, 15 February 2009 (UTC)~Saralleine

Greyhawk[edit]

Hello,

We are considering what to do to make Greyhawk into a "Good Article". Please discuss here if you like, or just check out the article itself and see what you can do. :) BOZ (talk) 03:21, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Wadsworth[edit]

I did not look closely at his style, but noticed most of his content is unreferenced. I would tag up his article with {{fact}} tags. I just beefed up the infobox a little based on the text of the article.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 22:09, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Joel Rosenberg[edit]

Hey, thanks for reminding me about that. I fixed as many links as i could manually im not sure if theres a faster way. Nathanschmidt5 (talk) 00:25, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Worldcon[edit]

A quick thank you for fixing the my references there; I always seem to to use publisher=, even if work= is better. But anyway, I was adding references to the Worldcon article as Kovar was looking for advice on how to go about providing sources for the article on my talk page. If you want to add anything to my advice, it would be more than welcome. FlowerpotmaN·(t) 23:49, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Blue Sun[edit]

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Nebula dating conventions[edit]

I now see that there is a bit of inconsistency with regards to Nebula dating. The book to which you refer, Cauldron, was actually published in 2007, but the award will be given in 2009. Although the Nebula web site sometimes refers to it as a 2008 award and at other times refers to it as an award "presented in 2009" see example here: [2], Locus categorizes it as a 2009 award [3] for two reasons:

1) to keep it consistent with other SF awards, so that a 2008 Hugo winner is also a 2008 Nebula winner, and so on [4], and

2) because both sites (Worlds Without End and Locus) use the presentation year as their point of reference for categorization.

Would it be more valid, in your opinion, if the referenced sites said "awards presented in 2009" instead of "2009 awards"? --Icowrich (talk) 02:48, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Washington Park, Chicago (neighborhood) GA[edit]

This is another thank you for an article that you helped me start and that has become a WP:GA. In this case, the article is the main article for a WP:GT.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:39, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Boundaries of alternate history[edit]

Thanks for the article. I've been thinking of replacing the section with a sourced "Definition" section that explains what alternate history is and is not, and your article will help. If you know anymore articles to add to it I would appreciate it. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 14:36, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

H.M.S. Pinafore[edit]

I have submitted the Pinafore article to FAC: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/H.M.S. Pinafore/archive1. All the best. -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:46, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

SFWA Controversies[edit]

Whitewashing the numerous controversies of the SFWA will not make them go away. If you think they need better sourcing and explanation, feel free to add it. Just deleting it is cowardly and against the spirit of wikipedia.Litch (talk) 12:12, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Re: Moving pages[edit]

All done; I've moved it to Dean O'Banion and history merged the page while I was there. Graham87 04:15, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. Graham87 11:38, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Editing survey[edit]

Hi Shsilver. My name is Mike Lyons and I am a doctoral student at Indiana University. I am conducting research on the writing and editing of high traffic “current events” articles on Wikipedia. I have noticed in the talk page archives at Barack Obama that you have contributed to the editing or maintenance of the article. I was hoping you would agree to fill out a brief survey about your experience. This study aims to help expand our thinking about collaborative knowledge production. Believe me I share your likely disdain for surveys but your participation would be immensely helpful in making the study a success. A link to the survey is included below.

Link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=P6r2MmP9rbFMuDigYielAQ_3d_3d

Thanks and best regards, Mike Lyons lyonspen | (talk) 22:11, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Hi. I’m looking to add free-licensed photographs of the various season residences of MTV’s The Real World to the articles for those seasons, so I’m contacting editors whom it appears may live in or near those cities. Do you live in or near Chicago, and if so, would you be able to take some high-quality pics of the Chicago residence, and upload them here if I give you the location? If not, do you know anyone who can? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 05:51, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Spammer you reverted[edit]

You'll want to see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard#User:Typingwestern015 self-advertising. --Orange Mike | Talk 13:26, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Shifting the section[edit]

Just out of curiosity, why did you shift the section for the disaster within the Chicago River article?Pknkly (talk) 18:30, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. Makes sense and thanks for taking the time to shift it.Pknkly (talk) 18:56, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO voting for Top-importance Chicago articles[edit]

You voted in one of the two most recent ballots. Feel free to come vote at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago/Assessment#Current_Top-importance_Candidates for our next Category:Top-importance Chicago articles. Voting continues until September 10 and nominations/discussions are ongoing for future ballot candidates at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Chicago/Assessment.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 02:23, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

A complete ballot includes 12 articles. Feel free to complete your ballot at any time.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:12, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

My votes here and rationale for your further consideration[edit]

Hello Shsilver. I have cast my votes at the above-named location - scroll down to my name at the end of the list. I would not normally come to your page to tell you of such an edit but in this case I have used a particular rationale and method which I think is deserving of your further consideration; and so I ask you to re-visit and make further comment if you wish. If there is some other way that I can assist or if you have any further questions please come to my talk page at any time. With thanks --VirtualSteve need admin support? 04:28, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Efforts to kill Le Zombie[edit]

A good-faith prod template was slapped on Le Zombie, dismissing it as "just a fanzine". I've added one ref, but if more could be added, it would strengthen the zombie's defenses. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:23, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Hewitt Associates[edit]

Thank you for reverting the speedy tag that an IP added to Hewitt Associates. I subsequently added a reference to the article. When I remove a speedy tag from an article on a subject that I consider notable, I generally try to add a reference if the article was unreferenced so as to prove that the subject is notable. -- Eastmain (talk) 14:23, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Correction of serious misinformation in James Braid article[edit]

Hi, I have requested that the title for the article on James Braid be changed from the inappropriate, misleading, and historically incorrect current title of James Braid (physician) to the appropriate and historically correct title of James Braid (surgeon).

On the basis that you have contributed to the current article in some way, I thought that you should know that the article will be moving within 7 days from James Braid (physician) to the appropriate and correct title of James Braid (surgeon) unless there is widespread, informed, and fact-based objections.

It would be helpful if you could express your support for the correction of what seems to have been, originally, an inadvertent error, at site of the discussion of proposal. Thanks, in anticipation . . . Lindsay658 (talk) 09:36, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

List of fictional actors article[edit]

Shsilver, Alan Brady was a terrific addition to this list! Nice work! --HarringtonSmith (talk) 06:03, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Martin[edit]

I have proposed an alteration to your addition on the talkpage there, please comment. Off2riorob (talk) 22:05, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Cool thanks, lets see if we can keep the excessive commentary out, as the world and his lawyers are watching, regards. Off2riorob (talk) 01:50, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Fort Dearborn links[edit]

Sorry about that. I thought I had changed all of them but I will look again for what I have missed. Flonto (talk) 12:27, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for providing me with that link|: it has really helped. Flonto (talk) 18:24, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Frederic Richard Sullivan[edit]

I wonder whether Dickie Sullivan's role in Duck Soup as 2nd Judge was an in-joke, since his father was the original Judge in Trial by Jury. I doubt we'll ever know. It does seem likely to me that Groucho must have known of Dickie's connection to his uncle Arthur. But in Hollywood and Broadway lots of people have famous uncles, so I doubt this would have counted for much in Dickie's actual career. All the best! -- Ssilvers (talk) 19:42, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Washington Park (Chicago park)[edit]

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PS Lady Elgin redirects[edit]

The corrections have been made for the article links excluding User pages and sandboxes.Shinerunner (talk) 22:24, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Timothy Blackstone GA Sweeps: On Hold[edit]

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Your input is requested[edit]

As you have recently edited Andy Martin (American politician), I am writing to request your input at the article talk page, sections Vexed and disputed are the ones which outline the current issue. Many thanks in advance for your time. KillerChihuahua?!?Advice 21:27, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Chicago Defender[edit]

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David A. Cherry[edit]

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Isaac Asimov[edit]

Please note that WP:MOSBIO states that xxx-born should not be added to the lead sentence. Please don't edit war over Russian vs. Soviet, just remove it. Yworo (talk) 14:44, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Re:Flag of California[edit]

Hi Shsilver - I se you undidn my edit to this article. Any reason why mention of the urban myth isn't acceptable? Surely, given how widespread the myth seems tol be, WP has some form of duty to tell people that it's just a myth and has no truth. Grutness...wha? 06:06, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

I can't see how refuting an urban myth in one sentence can be seen as giving undue weight to it. The myth is widely held; the aim of Wikipedia is to provide factual information for our readers. By failing to say that a widely held myth is false, we are failing in the aims of Wikipedia. Indeed, to deliberately ignore the myth is to indulge in far greater POV than to report its falsity. If you check WP:NPOV's section on undue weight, it states that " It is important to clarify that articles should not give minority views as much or as detailed a description as more widely held views" (italics in original. I hardly think that giving this myth one or two sentences in the midst of several paragraphs on the real origin of the flag is giving this myth anywhere near as much or as detailed a description. Grutness...wha? 23:07, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable[edit]

Hi. I'm trying to get the Jean Baptiste Point du Sable article up to good article level. Can you think of anything else that it needs? One thing that I would like to get into the 'legacy and honors' section is something of how the African American community felt that Point du Sable was ignored by the City of Chicago, and the campaign to get him recognized as the city founder—I'm having difficulty working out how to write this and compiling sources though. —Jeremy (talk) 03:01, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

The problem with writing anything about Point du Sable is that fact and fiction have become blurred. As far as I can tell the only historical record of Point du Sable's wife is the record of the blessing of their marriage at Cahokia in 1788—here she is called Catherine, which I agree is obviously not her birth name. The name Kittihawa and the story of how Point du Sable met her comes from Shirley Graham's 1953 novel, which the author freely admits within the book is a work of her imagination—unfortunately many websites and articles report the tales from this book as factual.—Jeremy (talk) 04:18, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for standing up for the Clarion Workshop category[edit]

... At this entry on the page. I was beginning to feel a little discouraged. Artemis-Arethusa (talk) 20:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

And thank you for the link to the Clarion website list of people. I had been planning to categorize the teachers of Clarion Original Flavor, West, and South, then the students of the same. This will help, no doubt. Artemis-Arethusa (talk) 21:50, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Ah, but I see you have already finished my job with the instructors. Thank you very much. Artemis-Arethusa (talk) 21:58, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

New Clarion pages[edit]

I've started the following list pages, on the idea that the various Clarion workshop pages were getting too cluttered with names and should probably be pared down to a prominent few. I'm not sure I'll have the time, or sufficient knowledge of who should be kept on the main pages. Since you've had an interest in the Clarion workshop pages, I thought I'd let you know:

Artemis-Arethusa (talk) 17:35, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Morey Amsterdam‎ date of death[edit]

Hi Shsilver, I undid your edit on Morey Amsterdam regarding the date of death. The date you list is given by IMDB and other secondary sources, however, when I did a little research on him I found that the newspaper obituaries at the time of his death actually list the 28th, noth the 27th. I added these inline references (see "Death" section.) Thanks! 78.26 (talk) 12:21, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Major mea culpa. Thanks. I perhaps shouldn't edit right after waking up. (Shsilver actually had updated a date on the page I had overlooked) 78.26 (talk) 14:05, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bite Me (novel)[edit]

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Nomination of Bite Me (novel) for deletion[edit]

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Mythological setting[edit]

I added the new cat to Thespis (opera) and The Grand Duke. What about Iolanthe? The Libretto says that Act I is set in "An Arcadian Landscape". Iolanthe says that she lives at the bottom of a stream to be near her son, Strephon, who is an "Arcadian shepherd" However, the peers come by, so maybe we're just in a suburb of London called "Arcadia"? I'm going to add it. Take it out if you disagree. Happy editing! -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:27, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I added it to Ida. See: 'u' (opera). LOL. Definitely my silliest article ever! I added the cat there - it's a Klingon myth, though, including the Underworld. Is that ok? -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:56, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

It is your duty, as a Wikipedian, to see the Klingon Christmas Carol (no matter how awful it is) so that you can at least add information about it to the article about Klingon language. Q'Plah!!  ;-) Er, why are Klingons celebrating Chrismas? Or is it rewritten as a story that takes place on Klingon and involves a Klingon holiday? -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:27, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Iolanthe talk page[edit]

Please give your opinion at the bottom of the Iolanthe talk page. -- Ssilvers (talk) 00:49, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Flower Drum Song[edit]

Hi. We've been working on Flower Drum Song, and it is at FAC. Would kindly take a look and either comment or vote? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:57, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Edit on Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer[edit]

Thanx, AgSteve. I suspect that if I had spare time, I'd find a lot more wikilinks (some of them to articles I created or expanded) could be added to Hugo winner/nominee lists. (As it is, I'm getting ready for Chattacon [and perhaps you're doing the same for ConFusion?].) --Orange Mike | Talk 20:50, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

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Headquarters photo[edit]

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Long story short, I did not request this photo because I believed that the building would be pretty. I requested it because the company needs a photo of its HQ, no matter what. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:10, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable[edit]

On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I would like to note my appreciation for being one of the people that helped to raise the quality of the Jean Baptiste Point du Sable article.

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Joanna Russ[edit]

Please see my comments at WP:BLPN as well as OrangeMike's talk page. This isn't a new issue in principle, and I'm going by the same standards we applied for Diana Wynne Jones just last month. Hullaballoo Wolfowitz (talk) 19:52, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

help in List of science fiction authors[edit]

Dear Shsilver. I noticed you are a trusted member who has done some revisions on the List of science fiction authors before. I am new to editing here, though I know wikipedia well. I have added one notable science fiction author to the list, and I need your help in making the addition proper and by the book. My modest knowledge in this editing business prevented me from adding references or an image. Please advise and help if possible. Cheers. JN — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.28.240.98 (talk) 22:15, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Interview[edit]

Hello, Shsilver. We have talked a couple of times on Wikipedia and I was wondering if I could ask a favor of you. I run an alternate history blog called Alternate History Weekly Update, it is a place where I and a couple of other contributors share alternate history news and essays with our growing audience. I did a small peice on the Sidewise Awards sometime ago and my contributor Kier Salmon will be writing a post on the awards ceremony this year. I would, however, love to get a chance to interview a Sidewise judge to learn more about the awards and get an insight into how the winners are chosen. You can see some examples of my interviews here. If you are willing to be interviewed, feel free to contact me at ahwupdate@gmail.com. Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon. Zombie Hunter Smurf (talk) 16:05, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

list of sf authors[edit]

Just out of curiosity, why did you revert my change if you were just going to end up deleting the same thing I had deleted..? Sindinero (talk) 21:41, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Ah, got it. that makes sense. Thanks for the quick answer! Sindinero (talk) 14:25, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Image source problem with File:AnnieMoore.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

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File:82HUGO1.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Andrew Offutt's Death[edit]

Thank you for updating his wiki entry so fast. The family is puzzled how you knew so quickly and, well, who you really are. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JeffHaldeman (talkcontribs) 15:41, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Derivation of nom de plume "Murray Leinster"[edit]

Hi, there. I do a fair amount of editing on articles involving the Irish FitzGerald dynasty, among whom were the Dukes of Leinster. Do you happen to know of any source on how William Fitzgerald Jenkins chose the nom de plume Murray Leinster? My hunch is that it has something to do with the Dukes of Leinster, and thus with his middle name, since some of his other pen names are minor variations on his birth name, so "Leinster" as a stand-in for "Fitzgerald" would fit his habitual pattern. If any such information exists, I'd be interested to help add it to his article. As you created the Murray Leinster article, and maintain a website on him, you seem to be the logical person to ask.

Many thanks, Rinne na dTrosc (talk) 18:33, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick response! Rinne na dTrosc (talk) 19:47, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

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