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Please Help me change my user name and rename an article[edit]

I would be grateful if you help me change my user name from ontoyinsimon to iamtps. I would also appreciate your help in renaming the article Accra Academy Senior High School to just Accra Academy, because the school can not be an Academy and a senior high school at the same time, I hope you see the disparity and would take some time off your busy schedule to help me out. Thanks in Advance.User:ontoyinsimon 06:37, October, 25 ,2010 (GMT)

Hello Miles, I am grateful for your enormous help in the past. If you can, do kindly initiate or help me initiate a move of my contributions from my user account named ontoyinsimonUser:ontoyinsimon, to my user account named OsyUser:Osy, as I have now remembered the password for the latter account and would hence-forth be making it my primary user account as was previously the case. Thanks already. (OSY 10:40, 26 November 2011 (UTC)).User:Osy

I wanna remember to work on this:[edit]

Remittances And these: http://www.siguiri-info.com/sekoutoure26032006.htm http://www.defense.gov.ml/newsdetails.php?NID=27 http://www.c-r.org/our-work/accord/public-participation/malis-peace-process.php


T L Miles (talk) 21:58, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to the Article Rescue Squadron![edit]

WELCOME from a Article Rescue Squad member
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Welcome to Article Rescue Squadron T L Miles, a dynamic list of articles needing to be rescued, which changes with new updates, can be found here:

I look forward to working with you in the future. Ikip (talk) 02:32, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Looking forward to working with you, I fixed the template which you quickly archived. If you need anything or have a question, please feel free to ask. Ikip (talk) 02:32, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello T L Miles! I am interested in helping merge the the wiki pages of the Labour Day and international Workers Day, I am looking to complete this by next week. This is my first encounter with wikipedia editing but I have wiki experience from other sites. It mentioned your name to talk to before I attempted to merge the two, do you have any suggestions? Fefenous X ({{User:Fefenous X|Fefenous X]]) Fefenous X (talk) 00:03, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of SONIDEP[edit]

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A tag has been placed on SONIDEP requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a company or corporation, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for companies and corporations.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. ←Signed:→Mr. E. Sánchez Get to know me! / Talk to me!←at≈:→ 19:48, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of SONIDEP[edit]

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I have nominated SONIDEP, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/SONIDEP. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. ←Signed:→Mr. E. Sánchez Get to know me! / Talk to me!←at≈:→ 20:33, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Seriously mate chill out, it doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell of being deleted, it never did. People try to deelte notable things all the time, the other dat somebody tried to speedy an article I started on the Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia. Dr. Blofeld White cat 21:34, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

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On behalf of the Energy wikiproject I award you this barnstar for your work on energy-related African articles, such as articles about oil and power companies. I hope you will reconsider and return to Wiki, we are waiting you. Beagel (talk) 07:40, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks very kindly: I'm taking a break, and when I return, it will be in a much scaled back fashion. Thanks again, T L Miles (talk) 21:38, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Colony names in French West Africa[edit]

You wrote "Just so you know, Senegambia and Niger, later Upper Senegal and the Niger was the name of one of the constituent colonies within the AOF. It contained neither modern Senegal or Niger, but most of what is modern Mali......" I appreciate your comment. However, the paragraph in question in the article on French West Africa, refers to the eight territories that constitued the Federation, 2 of which were Senegal and Niger. As you pointed out, Senegambia and Niger, comprised most of modern Mali, the former French Soudan, which is also listed as one of the eight. Accordingly, I believe that my change is correct and should remain.Davshul (talk) 09:20, 10 March 2009 (UTC) Incidentally, the inset map in the article is also consistent with text, as amended by me. All the best. Davshul (talk) 09:32, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Iowa Barnstar[edit]

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For your help in rescuing African Americans in Davenport, Iowa when almost everyone else wanted to delete it, I hereby award you the Iowa Barnstar. Bill Whittaker (talk) 16:09, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Somehow I suspect that you are the only Africa specialist to win an Iowa Barnstar...

Welcome to ARS![edit]

Hi, T L Miles, welcome to the Article Rescue Squadron! We are a growing community of Wikipedia editors dedicated to identifying and rescuing articles that have been tagged for deletion. Every day hundreds of articles are deleted, many rightfully so. But many concern notable subjects and are poorly written, ergo fixable and should not be deleted. We try to help these articles quickly improve and address the concerns of why they are proposed for deletion. This covers a lot of ground and your help is appreciated!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page, and we will be happy to help you.

And once again - Welcome! -- Banjeboi 22:06, 28 May 2009 (UTC)



Fred J Speakman AfD comment[edit]

That PDF find was outstanding! Good job. I notice that you are an article rescuer (and, based on some wikistalking, a kindred spirit in your disdain for these people who try to speedy articles two minutes after creation). I do what I can reviewing articles (unfortunately, to the exclusion of all other wiki activities), if you're patrolling prods I generally leave comments with some quick research links. May save you time if you are trying to save the article.

74.69.39.11 (talk) 18:31, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Cloudbuster: Keep or redirect and merge?[edit]

The 2nd Articles for deletion discussion for Cloudbuster closed as "keep," with the note that "any merge/redirect discussions should take place at the relevant talk pages". However, the article was immediately merged and redirected into Orgone energy. The editor who participated in the discussion and then performed the merge believes that the merge/redirect is supported by consensus. I am posting this notice to the talk page of each of the editors who participated in the discussion, including the nominator, to ensure that this is the case. -- Shunpiker (talk) 18:11, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Re: ANN Encyclopedia[edit]

In response to your question at the now closed AfD[1], see Wikipedia:WikiProject Anime and manga#Reference links and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga#Citing the ANN encyclopedia for the relevant discussions about why ANN's encyclopedia section cannot be considered to be WP:RS. -- Collectonian (talk · contribs) 02:36, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

African National Specific Tags[edit]

Thank you for commenting to me. I endeavour to add nation=yes to appropriate articles. I shall not erase legitimate material associated with such national tags. You may wish to ensure national assessments are displayed, if really you are correct in your assertion that they ought to be. Regards.Gallador (talk) 12:32, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for that clarification. It makes sense. Thanks again. Best Wishes.Gallador (talk) 00:06, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Adding media links[edit]

Thanks for your note TL Miles. Indeed - I'm new to this. Thought an IRIN link (described as a humanitarian news & analysis service) under media would be useful on some pages. They seem to cover many countires/issues that mainstream media forget/ignore. Do you think I should put them back up then?Adrianbrodal (talk) 07:23, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the tips! Will try to be as relevant as possible.Adrianbrodal (talk) 15:20, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Cairo International Book Fair[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 26, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Cairo International Book Fair, 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.

--Dravecky (talk) 00:19, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

British Imperial Lifeline AfD[edit]

Hi, I'm a bit surprised by the harshness of your comments at this AfD. The nominator obviously wouldn't have nominated the article for deletion if they thought that the topic was notable and your argument that they're wasting everyone's time and not helping the encyclopedia is uncivil. Nick-D (talk) 08:00, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Seasonal migration in Niger[edit]

Updated DYK query On April 4, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Seasonal migration in Niger, 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.

Dravecky (talk) 10:07, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Nigerien vs Nigerian[edit]

Thank you very much for your note. I probably should have left it alone, as I had a feeling that there was something there I didn't understand. LilHelpa (talk) 00:44, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

LOL, looks like I'm not the only one who got got caught by Nigerien/Nigerian! I suppose it's still less confusing than Congolese/Congolese. Thanks for catching my mistake, and now I know something new! Klparrot (talk) 06:33, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

MNSD/Salissou[edit]

I don't have any sources that mention Habi Mahamadou Salissou's role in the MNSD leadership dispute...all I know for sure is that Salissou was still Sec-Gen around mid-2008, and a new Sec-Gen was elected a few months ago. I also don't know of any sources that mention Salissou being a strong supporter of Amadou and remaining a loyalist after the latter's arrest. None of the sources given in Salissou's article pertaining to those issues mentions him at all. Everyking (talk) 01:10, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Tofo[edit]

Updated DYK query On May 10, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Tofo, 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.

Shubinator (talk) 21:20, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Logo-sntv.jpg)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Logo-sntv.jpg[edit]

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Simon Darby[edit]

Mr Miles, I would support you in making accurate, relevant and balanced edits to Simon Darby, I only turned up to offer a WP:3O and only want the article to be balanced. I've taken (well, will take) the liberty of starting a new thread at Talk:Simon Darby#New sources. Cheers, Bigger digger (talk) 13:24, 14 May 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the cite![edit]

Thanks for your cite on ethnic background of Tandja Mamadou. Fast work! -- 201.37.230.43 (talk) 03:15, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Sierra Leone[edit]

Bengali was declared official language of Sierra Leone in 2002. This information is also present in the Bengali language article, with the reference: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-12-2002_pg9_6. I suggest you do some research yourself before you start blatantly criticizing others.Ratibgreat (talk) 15:54, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

I did put reference this time, yet somebody deleted it. Ratibgreat (talk) 10:19, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

reverts[edit]

If you're going to revert something, please don't revert everyone who's contributed to the article since then, as you did here.[2] kwami (talk) 04:01, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it's fine. The only problem is noticing the change, since their are too many articles to keep them on all my watch list, which has 2000 as it is. kwami (talk) 20:16, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

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DRoC[edit]

I am puzzled by you revert here. I don't believe it was vandalism. Thanks, Onopearls (t/c) 05:17, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

The Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter (September 2009)[edit]

Communes of Niger[edit]

Hi. Can you at least add a full list of Communes of Niger. Even if red linked at least we know then what the communes are. Himalayan 17:43, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Algabid[edit]

I often notice you around doing good work on Nigerien articles. The other day I did some work on the Hamid Algabid article and could not determine when he was appointed as President of the HCCT. Maybe you know, or could find out? Everyking (talk) 22:14, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that research (and please edit more often!). At least now we know the basic chronological sequence, that it happened after the 2004 election. Everyking (talk) 21:18, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Malian theatre[edit]

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Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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Spitsbergen History contributions[edit]

Hi. Nice work on the history section of the Spitsbergen page. I had to make a few edits though, as some of the statements made were a bit off. For example, the following quote:

"Initially the English tried to drive away competitors; but after Danish intervention in 1617-1620, they claimed only the waters south of the islands."

It was the result of disputes with the Dutch between 1613 and 1624 that the English ultimately settled in the bays south of Scheibukta (and later south of Kongsfjorden). In 1617 the English merely allowed the Danes to catch whales in Hornsund, and only after agreeing to give the English a part of their catch. Following negotiations in 1617-18 the English agreed to allow the Danes to catch whales in Spitsbergen waters, but only upon certain conditions (e.g. they couldn't sell their oil in England). The Danes really only played a small part during the first decade of the dispute.

I unfortunately had to delete all of the following quote:

"In 1618, a Danish chartered company and whaling fleet enforced this claim and began to evict Basque, English, and Dutch whalers from the waters around Spitsbergen, as well as the English chartered fleet. Weakened by it's ejection from this profitable fishery, the Moscovy Company were also soon expelled from Russian territories as well (1649)."

We know very little about what happened to the Danes in the 1618 season. All we know is that they sent up two ships, in contrast to the fifteen or so sent out by the Muscovy Company and perhaps as many as twenty-three sent out by the Dutch; for the Basques, I can't say if they even sent out any ships to Spitsbergen. Given the above figures, it is in fact impossible that the Danes could have even thought of an attempt to drive away the ships sent out from rival nations. The Danes, as you can see, never ejected the Muscovy Company's ships, which continued to send ships to Spitsbergen until at least 1658.

Besides these little mistakes, everything else you added was spot on. Again, good work. If you want to learn more about the dispute, read Conway's No Man's Land (1906) and Dalgard's Dansk-Norsk Hvalfangst i 1615-1660 (1962). Jonas Poole (talk) 20:21, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I see you recently wrote an article on Fily Dabo Sissoko. I thought a nice non US/UK article deserved this nomination for DYK .... (please feel free to change/delete etc) Victuallers (talk) 15:51, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


Fily Dabo Sissoko[edit]

Created by T L Miles (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 15:51, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

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Mali[edit]

Why did you remove my photo on the Mali page? It was taken and Mali and there is nothing humorous about it. Why would you do that? MaxMercy (talk) 19:46, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Fily Dabo Sissoko[edit]

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That's a very nice set of refs you have there[edit]

Insulindia - would it be possible for you to review Malay archipelago - it was the site (sic) of some rather odd edit warring some months ag - with your fine set of refs at the belt - maybe you could shoot the MA article back into some sort of sense? SatuSuro 01:38, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Koman Coulibaly[edit]

Hi. I didn't remove (delete) the reference, I moved it up to source the claim that the penalty kick decision was "disputed". Before I moved the Reuter's link up, the "disputed" sentence was followed by the FIFA match report reference (old revision), which says nothing about it being "disputed". Poulsen (talk) 20:32, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi. I think we were talking across eachother there. As I first understood your post on my talk page, your main concern was that I had deleted the url-link (=reference) for the Facebook group because I did not realize it was a Reuter's article. I now understand that you said I shouldn't have removed the Facebook group sentence (=reference) because it was grounded in a notable Reuter's source.
I might have used the word "nonnotable" in a bad Wiki-way. I mean that using a Facebook hate group to illustrate he is "controversial" will only carry argumentative weight if the group has a large number of participants and/or is wiki-notable in itself (i.e. the main focus of an article rather than a one-line throw-away mention), and is simply lazy journalism by the Reuter's writer who is propagating "original POV research" material without qualifying his source (there are Facebook hate groups for every occasion, most of them with very few members - fx. the 196 new English-language hate groups regarding Koman). The Reuter's mention of the group is simply trivial info, and does not say anything about Koman, other than that (10-100-1000?) random Tunisian fans on a social network agreed the Tunisian games were "controversial". This does not carry the same weight as the journalist saying so himself, or citing a reliable source. If the Tunisian games were perceived as controversial, it should be possible to find a proper source saying so instead.
Of course fact-checking sources isn't the main purpose of Wikipedia, but as the recent discussion over edits at Talk:Koman Coulibaly shows, journalistic writings are not gospel, and some have been excluded from the article, as they could not be verified or were POV.
I have no experience with the procedures of arbitration, and have no intention to take it there myself. We should at least discuss it first, and it seems the next step is mediation should it come to that. Poulsen (talk) 00:47, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Talk:Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun[edit]

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Merge discussion for List of Nigerian traditional rulers [edit]

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Nigerien elections[edit]

To answer your questions:

  1. This edit replaced a load of fairly dense text with a single table which easily explains what the results are. The first part of the text I removed is totally unnecessary as it only states what is in the results table. There is some information in the second part which is worthwhile, and I have reinstated that to the article.
  2. I do not believe this edit has removed any text of value; indeed, the original article was written in the wrong tense (present tense).
  3. I have no idea why you have a problem with this edit, as it has not removed any information; all I did was rewrite the introduction, add the results table, and fix some bad grammar and links in the final section.

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Nomination of African Americans in Davenport, Iowa for deletion[edit]

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File:Photome022006.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Please help me; retrive my user name password and move my username and contributions[edit]

Hi there. I hope you would be able to help me out and thanks for putting in the request; Accra Academy Senior High School has been successfully and rightfully moved to Accra Academy. The first time I join Wikipedia, I created the user name osy ie the initials to my full name, then along the line I created the user name ontoyinsimon,and I do not know for what purpose now. My surname is "very unique" taking into account where I hale because it is used by "yes it might sound bogus" just one family and I find it somewhat embarrassing for others to identify me point blank on Wikipedia especially so, if they can know what I have been up to---which is nothing bad, but hey I don't like finding out how I spend some of my time here on Wikipedia, I contribute just because I can and it would benefit others,----- the problem however is that I forgot the password to my osy user account and for some reason, probably because I created it 3 or more years ago, I might have deleted the email account with which I created this user name which makes it impossible for me to retrieve a new password for the account any time a request one. Kindly help me resolve this issue as I would like to use my osy user name which reveals less about the user as compared to the ontoyinsimon user name I am currently using which makes it very easy for me to be identified and which I do not want. I would also prefer that my contributions from the ontoyinsimon user account are duly moved to my osy user account. Thanks you in advance. OSY 14:37, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

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Maba Diakhou Bâ[edit]

Hello T L Miles,

I was reading the article of Maba Diakhou Bâ which I believe you might have been the original author. Many of the accounts stated in the article are disputed. I have raised my concerns on Maba's talk page and would like to invite you as the main editor of that article to a discussion. The url is as follows for your review and consideration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Maba_Diakhou_B%C3%A2

Thank you

Tamsier (talk) 05:08, 22 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi T L Miles,

Thanks for replying to my talk page. So does that mean I can go and make the necessary additions with my sources on Maba's article?

Also how do I do the ref tag especially when I have lots of sources and the article in question already has ref tags? Would it confuse the system? Because I have tried it before but it came out wrongly.


Thanks

Tamsier (talk) 15:57, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Religion in Africa[edit]

Hello ! Do you know that the data used by the World Factbook comes from the Demographic and Health surveys ? In fact, the 10% of muslims in DR Congo comes from an outdated Demographic and Health Survey. The most recent (2007) says that there are 1.5% of muslims. The World Factbook has not yet updated his webiste with the new data.

Same is true for Nigeria : the 50,4% of muslim come from the 2003 demographic and health survey. See this page : http://pewforum.org/future-of-the-global-muslim-population-nigeria.aspx (That report, which was based on the 2003 Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), estimated that Muslims made up 50.4% of Nigeria’s population. But the results of the 2008 Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey, which were made public after the release of the Pew Forum’s 2009 report, contradicted the 2003 NDHS, saying Muslims accounted for 45% of the population.)

We must always use the most recent data. That's why i am updating the figures. Thanks. Mightymights (talk) 10:11, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

You must understand that we will never know exactly what is the percent of actual population that is muslim or christian, since there aren't religious censuses in nigeria or dr congo. That's why we use the percent of respondents to a survey. Thanks. Mightymights (talk) 10:27, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Celtic F.C. task force[edit]

Hello, you have a userbox which suggests you are a fan of Celtic F.C. I am hoping to start up a task force for Celtic at WikiProject Football.
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WP:ENGLISH?[edit]

Hi, Miles. You don't know me, but we have an acquaintance in common: Chiwara. He told me that, like he and I, you believe that WP:ENGLISH should be the exception, not the rule. I'm having a hard time with it. I usually contribute to articles related to Brazil/Portugal history. Right now we have King John VI, son of Maria I (not Mary I), father of Pedro I (not Peter I) and Miguel I (not Michael I). This means that João VI (John VI) is t he only one in a line of kings with an anglicized name, instead of his original one, in Portuguese. WP:ENGLISH makes even less sense when you noticed that we have Russian czars, German emperors, Spanish kings all with anglicized names, while everyone else from their respective countries have their names in their native tongue. As I said: WP:ENGLISH should be the exception, not the rule. What do you think? --Lecen (talk) 02:21, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of J. X. Williams[edit]

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Talk:J. X. Williams[edit]

It looks like you nominated Talk:J. X. Williams -- the talk page, not the main article -- for deletion. Did you mean to do this? Or were you trying to delete the article J. X. Williams? (If the article gets deleted, its talk page will also be deleted anyway.) If you really meant to nominate the talk page, this is the wrong procedure; a deletion of the talk page alone would have to be done via Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 06:06, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and fixed this on technical grounds. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/J. X. Williams. In the future, when using Twinkle to open AfDs, please make sure you have the article page open, not the talk page. —KuyaBriBriTalk 15:34, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Human rights in Niger[edit]

Hey TL, I saw you wrote this article a while back and it's looking pretty good... are you interested in collaborating in getting it to Good Article status? I've never done one, and not a single "Human rights in ____" page has become a GA or FA. I think it's time. I can flesh out and copyedit over the next week, and we can see what needs to be done from there. You in? PhnomPencil talk contribs 16:46, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Office du Niger[edit]

I've just created a new article - Office du Niger (ON) and by looking at "What links here" I discovered that you had listed the article on your user page as one you would like to create. I've found that ON is a large subject, much larger than I first realised. There are many elements - the campaign by the French engineer Emile Belime in 1920s, the use of conscripted labour in its construction, the problems with the lack of investment after independence, the use of large quantities of water from the Niger River vs the Inner Niger Delta, the agrobusiness and land grabbing etc. I have lots of good sources, many in French, which I've listed in the article (even though they aren't yet cited) - I'm only missing Emil 1984 but he has an article in Bonneval et al 2002 which I have. The corresponding article on French wiki is large and looks good but lacks figures and inline citations. It was pasted in as a single chunk by an editor who then quit wikipedia. I initially suspected that the text was plagiarised - but I now think it possible that the text is from an MA dissertation - hopefully by the person who pasted in the text.

I'm frustrated by my inability to find free data to use to create large scale maps. Although gis files showing communes are available from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs here - only non-commercial use is allowed. The new article is very incomplete but I intend to expand and improve it when I can find the time. Aa77zz (talk) 22:43, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

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Restore discussions for articles on Amadu Seku and Amadu Amadu[edit]

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delete People's Army for the Restoration of the Republic and Democracy[edit]

Can we revisit People's Army for the Restoration of the Republic and Democracy? I think you were right that this is the same group as the People's Army for the Restoration of Democracy (CAR). The former title in incorrect. That name doesn't seem to exist anywhere else on the web. The article also has zero interesting content. Let's delete it.Keitsist (talk) 06:23, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

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GAR[edit]

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August 2013[edit]

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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