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Speedy deletion nomination of Bibliography of Canadian history[edit]

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Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center[edit]

Thanks for the explanation about the cyclorama. Makes sense. I am a local, and the cyclorama is so central to the Heritage Center that we tend to equate the two. But you are correct, technically. Thanks! Mikeatnip (talk) 21:45, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

@Mikeatnip: Thanks for explaining your reversion, and for reminding me to explain my edits properly. - Themightyquill (talk) 21:47, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

I run into so few 'content creators' these days, so I was happy to see what great contributions you've made to WP. I thought I should touch bases with you concerning my enthusiasm regarding the placement of multiple categories on the pages I create. I probably have a different point of view that most editors, possibly including you, in that my goal is to help readers find their way to the information they want to find. I personally don't see it as being redundant. So, even though you are technically correct in considering your editing to be the removing my categories to eliminate redundancy, it makes it less likely that a reader will find connected topics because a category is removed. There are no guidelines regarding the redundancy of categories. It shouldn't be a problem. It may be your preference, I understand. Categories are 'finding aids' to help readers connect topics. I would prefer that you not remove categories, but if you do, I understand. There are so many editors on WP going around checking up on the edits of others. You are a notable content creator and WP would be better if content creation continues instead of changing things that don't necessarily need to be 'fixed'.

Respectfully and With The Very Best of Regards,
Barbara (WVS)   22:07, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Barbara (WVS), I feel you may have missed WP:SUBCAT which specifically indicates that "an article should be categorised as low down in the category hierarchy as possible, without duplication in parent categories above it. In other words, a page or category should rarely be placed in both a category and a subcategory or parent category (supercategory) of that category... For example, the article "Paris" need only be placed in "Category:Cities in France", not in both "Category:Cities in France" and "Category:Populated places in France". Because the first category (cities) is in the second category (populated places), readers are already given the information that Paris is a populated place in France by it being a city in France." That's what I mean by redundant. This is the basic system of categorization for wikipedia, so it's not really a matter of personal preference. Thanks. - Themightyquill (talk) 06:32, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Aside from just quoting the rules at you, I should point out that categories only work as a finding aid if the narrowest category is applied. Surely, if we put Australia Marches with Britain directly into Category:World War II (instead of or along with Category:Australian World War II propaganda films) it might be more easily found. But if we put all of the articles related to WWII in Category:World War II, it would make the category so full as to be less useful as a finding aid. - Themightyquill (talk) 06:36, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
If you are trying to improve the visibility of certain archives by listing them together with other archives, a list would be a more appropriate method. See Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and navigation templates. - Themightyquill (talk) 06:38, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. I have to admit that I am not that familiar with the subcat guidelines but I can understand completely why editors correct my categorizations. But then again...I still think like a reader. You get more connections with as many categories as makes sense. Since my categories are not usually overly populated, I would expect some redundancy. I will stop 'whining' about it. I do like the should in the "...a page or category should rarely be placed in both a category and subcategory...." Should doesn't mean must and I like being bold. I hope you can see my smile - it is pleasant to communicate with you.
The Best of Regards,
Barbara (WVS)   10:19, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

@Barbara (WVS): The rest of the guidelines offer examples of when this might not apply. None of these exceptions apply to the archives category/categories you have eddited. Again, it's not a matter of personal preference. I certainly don't object to your being bold, but that doesn't justify keeping an incorrectly added category. - Themightyquill (talk) 11:10, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

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WikiProject Canada 10,000 Challenge submissions[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Eh carr.jpg[edit]

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Deleted category[edit]

Thanks for tagging your accidental category for deletion. I deleted it under WP:G7 and removed the discussion, because it seemed easier that way.

WP:CSD (Criteria for Speedy Deletion) lists recognised ways to tag various pages where it's appropriate to delete them quickly. Hope this helps. – Fayenatic London 10:41, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Requested images[edit]

I noticed that you added a request for images to a few candy articles. Is there a problem with the non-free ones currently on Wikipedia such as File:Neilson Jersey Milk Wrapper.jpg and File:Cadbury Caramilk Logo.jpg? Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 10:59, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

@CambridgeBayWeather: Nothing wrong with the existing photos of the wrappers, but images of the actual chocolate would be nice. I think I included that in the requests. -- Themightyquill (talk) 11:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
That's what I wasn't clear on. Thanks. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 11:11, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of North Star Hotel[edit]

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No indication or evidence of notability. Building appears to be gone, and this article indicates it was little more than a squat.

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