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Tesseract.gif's my talk page. If anyone has questions about an edit I did, please put it here. --Silver seren 14:37, 23 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Silver, I was wondering if you could perhaps help me out - I recently created a new entry for Josh Swade, a documentary filmmaker. Shortly after it went up, another user put NPOV and notability tags on it. I feel the entry proves the filmmaker's notability, that it is written in a neutral tone, and I've declared my COI on the talk page, so I feel like the tags are unnecessary, and are harming what would otherwise be a solid entry. Would you mind taking a look and, if you feel the subject is notable, removing the tags or offering whatever assistance you think is correct in this situation? FYI, two previous entries on the filmmaker were deleted for lack of notability, but, like I said, I feel his notability is proven with the entry I've written. Let me know your thoughts when you have a minute.--Bernie44 (talk) 23:18, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

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It's been over a year and I'm still having trouble getting someone to review the page I drafted to update the Food Allergy Research & Education page. Would you be able to help?

Acl92886 (talk) 17:49, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

@Acl92886: Right away, I can tell you that you need to work on the references in the article to establish notability. There are way too many primary sources from the organization's website itself in use right now. You need to replace most, if not all, of them with secondary news, book, or journal article sources. SilverserenC 02:07, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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User:Silver seren/Ukrainian People's Militia[edit]

The article was removed in 2010. A Polish article, based on Polish only sources exists. The Talk page is blank, so the critic perished.Xx236 (talk) 08:14, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

@Xx236: Okay. And? SilverserenC 19:14, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm interested why the article was removed and how to restore it.Xx236 (talk) 05:42, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
@Xx236: Based on both discussions at AfD, it looks like the main thing that needs to be done is to add additional reliable sourcing, preferably sources that are available to be perused online, rather than having to rely on the word of the editors using the offline sources, as there are concerns about the accurate use of those offline sources. So if you can find news articles, books, scholarly articles, ect, online that have information on the militia, then that would be a good step toward making the article ready to return to main articlespace. SilverserenC 07:39, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
The Polish article quotes:

I haven't read the articles and I don't have any opinion about their quality. Xx236 (talk) 08:26, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

@Xx236: Those looks like perfectly reliable sources to me. Feel free to edit and work on the article in my userspace (you can even move it to your own userspace, if you'd like). My only suggestion is to be careful that you don't mix up any information between the People's Militia and the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police, which was a concern during the AfDs, as the former eventually became the latter. SilverserenC 17:01, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
There are more people interested Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Poland.Xx236 (talk) 05:57, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Question for my mentor[edit]

Hey Silver, I know you've been away for a while, but I was wondering if you could help guide me with a question I had. I've been working on David M. Cote on and off for a long time, and after initially butting heads with nearly everyone (I was rather new at the time) I've started to make some progress with another editor. However, at this juncture, we disagree on whether the CEO of a corporation can/should be held solely responsible for the actions of the company. Would this be a suitable question to open up an RfC?--FacultiesIntact (talk) 22:03, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

@FacultiesIntact: That's a fine thing to have an RfC on. Personally, without knowing about this specific case, I would say that inclusion of company actions on a biography article should only be done if the actions or controversy relate to the person specifically, such as if they were involved in corruption in regards to the company. It has to be some sort of personal activity. But a controversy just involving a company in general should be on the company page and not on a biography page, as that would be a very undue weight issue. That's my two cents on the matter at least. SilverserenC 22:01, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
So I instead opted for a 3O, and got a response from someone there. However, the editor I'm in a dispute with has yet to respond to the opinion itself or my inquiry a week ago as to whether or not he agrees with it. How would you recommend I move forward from here?--FacultiesIntact (talk) 22:28, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@FacultiesIntact: I would bring it up with the person who responded to the 3O, so see what the next best course of action would be. SilverserenC 22:39, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Good to see you editing again.[edit]

-) Spartaz Humbug! 22:09, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I've still been around, but after graduating, I actually have had less time to pay attention to Wikipedia while i'm looking for a job. SilverserenC 22:10, 11 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi, these can be done either as a (sub)class of references, or using the efn (e-footnote, I guess) template, but not both at once. And of course one shouldn't change a system of referencing once it is in use. But since I agree with you that efn is easier to use, I've changed it here so we only have one system again. Verb. sap., as they used to say. Chiswick Chap (talk) 06:44, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, I was just working through the missing reference lists category and trying to fix articles via the simplest method. It does get really confusing when references are trying to use both efn and groups, especially multiple groups. SilverserenC 18:50, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

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