User talk:Sulfurboy

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I am having issues with my laptop that make work on wiki very hard right now. Please understand my ability to respond or help will be very limited. Thanks.


See an issue needing an answer on my talk page that you could help with? Feel free to answer!

I will absolutely not respond to your comment unless you follow the following simple rules in placing a comment on my talk page.

  • 1)You have read my FAQ below and haven't asked a question answered by it.
  • 2)Appropriately post a new section (see button/link above) at the BOTTOM of the page
  • 3)Do not ask me to just generically fix your page without a specific question, I'm not interested in fixing everyone's page for them.
  • 4)You need to hyperlink to the page you are discussing, this is probably most important. If it's remotely difficult for me to figure out what page you're talking about, I'm not going to waste my time.

Sorry if those four things seem harsh, but I review and patrol hundreds of pages a day and can't keep up with all the replies.

FAQ You declined a page I submitted for AfC and have a question... If that question is directly answered by one of the hyperlinks posted after I reviewed it, I will not answer you. You'd be surprised how often it happens. The posted links are posted for a reason!

Why did you not leave a comment when you tagged my page? I typically won't unless I think the issue may be unclear. New page patrol is overwhelmed (~50,000 pages to be reviewed with only ~1000 being currently reviewed every week) and if I spent the time to explain every tag, I wouldn't be able to review even a third of the pages I do now.

I completely disagree with a tag you placed on my page!! If you disagree with a tag, please state why on the article's talk page and leave a note here for me to review it. If you think the tag was a blatant error on my part (it happens, sorry), then please revert the edit and leave me a message letting me know that was the case.

I don't see a conversation or message I posted on your talk page... Check the archives, conversations are typically automatically archived after five days. If you wish to comment on an archived section, please move it back to the main page. I do not regularly monitor my archive pages.

Why do you keep tagging my page? Do you have something against me? No. Occasionally after you address certain issues, more issues will arise on my re-review. For example, let's say I first tagged your page for having no references, after you add references I may go back and add a tag for no in-line citations (which would have been irrelevant before there were references). Also, if there are multiple, small issues with your page and I can see you're new, I might just tag a few things at a time instead of overwhelming a new user. Please do not take any of my tags personally. I do not target people. I go straight down the list on the new page patrol. I do however regularly watch pages I review, which is why you might see me come up often in edits on your page.

Will you help me fix issues you tagged on my page? Typically not, unless I need a break from new page patrol. Why? I used to do this and it got to be very overwhelming. I feel the actual new page patrol needs my help more than helping to fix things on already existing pages (not to mention there's others much more qualified than me for most fixes suchs as categories, copyediting, etc). It doesn't hurt to ask though, but please do not be offended if I do not help or don't respond. The tea house is your friend, use it. Note: I will always clarify on tags, though. All in all,don't hope the house will build itself!

I would like to give you an award, thank you note, or barnstar... Thanks! You're awesome. And I always love the support. But please put it on my user page, not my talk page. :)

10:43:00, 23 November 2015 review of submission by 213.180.187.57[edit]


Hi there, I'm not sure why our submission is being rejected. There are plenty of external sources stating the notability of this congress. Where have we gone wrong? I based our submission on the following World Congress of Cardiology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Congress_of_Cardiology), and as you see, we have many more references and a lot more information about the subject, only making it a richer and more informative entry. Can you give me guidelines as to how to make it better? Thanks

10:43:59, 23 November 2015 review of submission by 213.180.187.57[edit]


Hi there, I'm not sure why our submission (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:World_Congress_on_Osteoporosis#List_of_Congresses) is being rejected. There are plenty of external sources stating the notability of this congress. Where have we gone wrong? I based our submission on the following World Congress of Cardiology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Congress_of_Cardiology), and as you see, we have many more references and a lot more information about the subject, only making it a richer and more informative entry. Can you give me guidelines as to how to make it better? Thanks

23:30:25, 29 January 2016 review of submission by DeanHamer[edit]


You rejected the original article because you thought the synopsis we submitted was "lifted" from an article in the Erie gay news. Actually, the Erie Gay News lifted exactly the description that was on the PBS website, which we wrote with PBS.

The film was produced in association with and broadcast by PBS. Therefore its appropriate to use their description.

Erie Gay News is a little gay new sheet in a small city in Pennsylvania. Not sure why you would think we lifted something from them?

06:06:00, 31 January 2016 review of submission by Humanist88[edit]



Hallo, I recently checked, that the website is not online. What can be done to be accepted?

Thanks for your advice,

Humanist88

17:51:54, 1 May 2016 review of submission by Cameltown[edit]


I am requesting a re-review of this draft submission (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Eufenio_Keletaona) because I do not understand how the draft submission uses peacock terms and does not have a formal tone for which it was rejected. I summarized information from 3 newspaper articles from Wallis and Futuna Premiere, an independent news source.

In reviewing my submission following its rejection, I understand that it has four potential weaknesses. First, I can see that the details about the attendance of police provided by the Prefect and Eufenio Takala completing the ceremony by sitting on the mat may be superfluous. Describing the type of mat admittedly has little to do with understanding the significance of the enthronement. However, I intended to provide as vivid a description as possible because I assume that Wikipedia's general readership, especially its English-reading audience that would additionally be challenged in reading newspaper articles written in French, would like to comprehend the environment as much as possible. Including the presence of the police at the enthronement may also be irrelevant, but I could explain the significance in a re-write.

Secondly, I admit that formatting the references and citations was challenging and I was not satisfied that the 3 articles were mentioned twice. I would of course rewrite these citations for the article. It would be convenient if I could simply write footnotes as 1, 2, and 3 and use Chicago Style bibliographic information. Writing Wikipedia articles is new to me, this draft submission being my second Wikipedia submission.

Third, I recognize that some of the chronology, especially in the "Opposition To Enthronement" section, may appear muddled. It may appear this way because some information relating to Eufenio Takala's birth and ancestry is relevant to the controversy surrounding his enthronement. In a re-write, I may actually list Eufenio's personal information first, in which I would state his age, eligibility to the kingship, and relationship (as a cousin) to Eneliko.

Notwithstanding these weaknesses, which I could correct, I believe that this draft submission accurately describes the political situation surrounding what was a controversial enthronement and provides as much biography as possible on Eufenio Talaka. What I don't understand is the concern that I used peacock terms. The newspaper articles I used are from an independent source unbiased toward any parties in the controversy.

Please let me know how I can improve my draft submission.

14:09:25, 2 May 2016 review of submission by Bonniebrunk[edit]


Hello, the submission 'Hillerbrand+Magsamen' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Hillerbrand%2BMagsamen was declined because "This appears to be a duplicate of another submission which is also waiting to be reviewed." I don't see this as a duplicate. I can't find any other submission for the creation a of a Wikipedia entry for this artist team Hillerbrand+Magsamen? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Proposal: New Page Reviewer user right[edit]

A discussion is taking place to request that New Page Patrollers be suitably experienced for patrolling new pages. Your comments at New pages patrol/RfC for patroller right are welcome. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:04, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Backlog[edit]

The NPP backlog now stands at 13,158 total unreviewed pages.

Just to recap:

  • 13 July 2016: 7,000
  • 1 August 2016: 9,000
  • 7 August 2016: 10,472
  • 16 August 2016: 11,500
  • 28 August 2016: 13,158

You naturally don't have to feel obliged, but if there's anything you can do it would be most appreciated. I've spent 40 hours on it this week but it's only a drop in the ocean.--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:04, 28 August 2016 (UTC)