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30 August 2018

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Graham Coxon Deletion Log[edit]

[UPDATE]: SlimVirgin: Were you able to obtain further clarification from user/representative? I am inclined to re-instate the 'Personal Life' session on the page, but refrain from including the 2016 information. I would value your thoughts on the matter before proceeding. Was there additional known information that made you go through with the deletion log?

Regarding the deletion log on BLP Graham Coxon, user Suzi Grossman should provide further clarification on claim that 'the section about him having a daughter born in 2016 is factually incorrect our client sees this as abusive and is causing upset to him and his family'. Several other sources cite the birth of a child on 2016. User should clarify whether (a) the year of birth is inaccurate or (b) reports about the birth were fictitious and fall under vandalism guidelines. In case of the latter, record should be made that such reports reports are in fact false so that other publications can make similar revisions. Furthermore, the information on remainder of the session ('personal life') are citable and verifiable so removal of the whole paragraph was arguably not necessary unless user has provided further reasoning. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:49, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I see no harm in restoring the "personal life" minus the material sourced to a tabloid, and so long as it isn't dated; beware of "he currently lives with', when the source is 2012 (and never say "currently" in articles). And I can't see the point of the sentence about the fire, but that's an editorial decision. Just make sure the sources are high-quality and up-to-date; don't add anything if there aren't very good sources. SarahSV (talk) 19:21, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).


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  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

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Please comment on Talk:Machine Intelligence Research Institute[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Legobot (talk) 04:30, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Rudolf Vrba[edit]

Hi there, I just fixed a ref error that cropped up during one of your recent edits at Rudolf Vrba. I couldn't actually tell if the text was supposed to be a note or a hidden editorial aside (I went with the former). It's the text "Note Pinhas Freudiger at Eichmann trial" in the Distribution section. Just wanted to give you a heads-up in case I misunderstood your intent. Thanks, Jessicapierce (talk) 03:46, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jessica, thanks for spotting that. I intended it as an editorial aside, so I'll take a look now and adjust as needed. Thanks again. SarahSV (talk) 03:51, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your work on Jan Grabowski (historian). It's a much much better article, after your rewrite. K.e.coffman (talk) 03:24, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
K.e.coffman, thank you, much appreciated. SarahSV (talk) 03:27, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

BLPN RFC about naming accused in Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)[edit]

Hi, Sarah. This discussion on WP:BLPN is discussing whether we should name the accused in that article. (Rather disingenuously, of course, since it also names him in the discussion title; but so it goes.) Since you were the one who wrote the Talk:Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)/FAQ entry that says we shouldn't, I'm guessing you may have an opinion, and should be notified. Also, I am personally interested in your opinion, as you tend to have well reasoned arguments about such things (otherwise, I will likely be convinced by Shock Brigade Harvester Boris's argument). --GRuban (talk) 14:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, but I think I'll sit this one out. I took that article off my watchlist a while ago and would prefer not to comment again. SarahSV (talk) 03:33, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (policy). Legobot (talk) 04:31, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Interface administrators[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Interface administrators. Legobot (talk) 04:30, 20 September 2018 (UTC)