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Why I don't edit any more[edit]

I started contributing to Wikipedia because of the Gutenberg Authors project. This project proposed to provide a page for authors published on Project Gutenberg who were not yet represented on Wikipedia. I thought this a worthwhile goal, because many of the authors were old, out-of-print, and obscure. That's what one goes to an encyclopedia to research. However, I see the DELETIONISTS are now targeting minimal articles about obscure old authors. Yeah, lets only have articles about superheroes, comics, and games! Creating one of the tiny literary articles is often very time-consuming even if the fruits of one's labors are so small. But since Jimbo Jimmy Wales and the clique of cronies seem to want an encyclopedia of comics, so be it. I won't waste my time.Tkotc (talk) 20:52, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Re: Arnold Berleant[edit]

I requested feedback for my new and improved article but I am hoping you will have time to take a look and give me your thoughts. I really want to move this into the mainspace but would hate to see it deleted, so any help you give to prevent this would be very appreciated. Aberleant (talk) 15:43, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: A Dog's Purpose[edit]

Thank you so much for your help with references--how can I add a picture of the cover of the book? I read the instructions and still don't understand how to upload the picture of the book cover. Any help you can give me is appreciate Bungeegal23 (talk) 05:27, 30 March 2011 (UTC)bungeegal23

Re: Cloak of Conscience[edit]

Thank you for you really useful insight and suggestions on the Cloak of Conscience article. I am seeking what can be done to work the images in with the text better. Great feedback... thanks! (talk) 19:54, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Re: Arnold Berleant[edit]

Thank you for your time and suggestions on my article about Arnold Berleant. Many of the suggestions have already been incorporated. Thanks again!Aberleant (talk) 18:31, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Re:Florida Airlines & Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum[edit]

articles feedback Thanks for your time in reviewing and responding with comments. I am learning that it all comes down to heavy research for relevant references. On the 'deletionist' matter maybe i have a soft spot for the 'underdog' articles that are facing deletion whether this is the right strategy to be usefull??? Anyhow Thanks and really appreciate your work.

Geez-oz (talk) 21:03, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Re:David Dyson (musician)[edit]

Thank you for your assistance. Aonani 21:02, 15 February 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aonani (talkcontribs)

Elm City Cycling[edit]

Thanks for your suggestions, Tkotc. I will do so. Many thanks.Davidstreever (talk) 19:59, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Andrew Bell[edit]

(regarding andrew bell)Ok got the deadzebra site working now. Now all i have to do is figure out why the nytimes site is givin you a login screen and its directing me right to the site. hmmm Osho741 (talk) 04:12, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback (andrew bell) I was unaware the sources I posted did not post at all. How can I figure out why the links are not showing like they do when I click on them.

Osho741 (talk) 03:36, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

James Veitch[edit]

Thanks for the feedback. I've rewritten it based upon your comments. Please do have a look back and let me know what you think. Thanks.

Hrritage9384 (talk) 21:50, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Kay Mills[edit]

Thanks very much for looking at my article (Kay Mills, author). You had some great ideas and I'll work on implementing them. Tryout22. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tryout22 (talkcontribs) 23:10, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Robert Koenig[edit]

Hi Tkotc Thanks very much for your feedback on my article (Robert Koenig (sculptor). I'll go through all the things you have advised on, and will read up on the formatting etc. thanks again - I appreciate your help. Babstap7 Babstap7 (talk) 14:02, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Re: Thanthondreeswarar Temple[edit]

Hi Tkotc,

This is regarding your review on,_Salem)

Based on your review for, I have made few changes as suggested by you.

I had used the citation. I used simple word to explain few things that are basically in native language.

Kindly review my article and remove the tag "This page is a new unreviewed article."

Persica82 (talk) 09:45, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

RE: Kaelan Joyce - Thanks![edit]

Thank you for finding the time to assess my article!

Feedback is very welcomed! The subject did indeed get National Media attention. He is the only Gibraltarian to date to win a British National title and most local papers covered this achievement. I even have an issue of the Gibraltar Chronicle (gibs oldest and most prestigious paper) December 31st 2003 were the subject appears on the front page together with a write up.

I am just finding it hard to gather relevent information online. As his most notable achievement, BUSA (National title) was won by the subject over 8 years ago! A long time in the internet world. LOL

I will take heed of your advice though and keep searching for old articles etc to support everything I have written.

Once again I thank you for finding the time to assess my article and respond to me accordingly.

Very much appreciated. :)


--Manolo1234 (talk) 09:44, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Clive Bradley (screenwriter)[edit]

Hi Tkotc

Thanks very much for your feedback on my article. I thought I had included references, though! And wikipedia is very hard to navigate. I'm trying to edit my contribution, and no doubt will learn how to do it by the year 2030... But thanks again.

Edward G Ellis (talk) 23:14, 12 January 2011 (UTC)Edward G Ellis

Thanks very much for your very comprehensive suggestions. I will try to sort it out! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Edward G Ellis (talkcontribs) 11:59, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Re: article feedback/Edmund Schubert[edit]

Thanks for the feedback. This is my first foray into 'user talk' so I hope I'm doing this the right way. Regarding your feedback, much appreciated. I studied other bio pieces to try to get the feel for how it's done, but you raise some good points which I will address as soon as possible. Thanks again for your help. RGluesen22 (talk) 19:24, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Re: lolaberic[edit]

Hi Tkotc,

Thank you very much for your help so far. I am going to keep working on my article and would love anyother feedback you have in the future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lolaberic (talkcontribs) 15:26, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Print is Dead[edit]

Thanks for reviewing the article and trying to break down the issues with it a bit. I think "Print is Dead" is super interesting and maybe I just want someone else to pick it up and write about it! I will poke around a bit and see how I can approach it from a wikipedia way in the hopes of launching a stub. Anyways thanks again for your comments. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slowlyslyly (talkcontribs) 00:40, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback on my nascent Patrick Hufschmid article :)[edit]

Hey man, thanks for taking the time and check over the article so far :) I'll be trawling the web to find more references as you suggested! Cheers, C

Clive.jevons (talk) 13:20, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for new Gutenberg author articles[edit]


I sporadically patrol the list of PG authors lacking articles. This evening I found several of your new articles, mostly in the "new unreviewed" state. I reviewed them: very impressive, thanks. If you care, you my wish to check out my edit history to look at the changes I made, all of which were trivial.

How are you selecting topics? Are you using PG authors explicitly, or is this happenstance?

One minor suggestion: when you add an article, please try hard to go to existing articles and add links to your new article. This is important because it prevents the deletionists from classifying your article as an orphan, but it's even more important because it dramatically improves Wikipedia. In general, I think your article will not be considered an orphan if you can link to it from two mainspace articles (other than dabs, lists, etc.) Note that I personally think that (with rare exceptions) the fact that the subject is a PG author is enough to establish notability, but I am not a deletionist.

You may choose to go to the PG author pages at Wikipedia:Project Gutenberg author list and delete the link to your new article after you have created it. If you choose not to do this, that's fine: I am perfectly happy to continue to do this, and it gives me an opportunity to review your articles. If you choose to do this, please link to your new article in your edit comment, so we can see if your article gets deleted.

I tend to add a Template:Worldcat id entry to PG author articles, as I did to all of this batch. You may choose to do this when you add an article for a published author. In my opinion, a Worldcat entry is de facto evidence of notability. Others may disagree. -Arch dude (talk) 01:57, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

(1) My personal project was to help on the Project Gutenberg missing articles project. I pick the subjects more or less randomly, except lately I have just been going down the "S" list, googling the names, and seeing if there seems to be enough out there to write an article. Later, those that fail this may be run through the indices of the various literary biography reference works at the library. It has been fun picking them this way. Lots of very interesting people. A great number of Gutenberg authors were really known for something else, and happened to write one book about it.
(2) I wasn't aware of the Worldcat thing. I will definitely try to incorporate it.
(3) If I know about a mention of my subject in another article, I try to do the Wikilink, but sometimes there isn't one. Kind of a chicken-and-egg thing. Maybe my article would lead to a link somewhere. If the deletionists strike ... at the very least it would be a sad thing. Again thanks for reading these little articles. You may have been the last who ever will! Tkotc (talk) 02:18, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
The mention of the Deletionists hadn't really struck a chord until tonight. Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2011 February 14 and the associated discussion on Reddit suggest that it is not worth investing further time and energy writing more articles. Tkotc (talk) 07:48, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Katherine Martha Houghton Hepburn[edit]


Thank you for your advice. I'm hoping that with enough patience, I'll get it right. If you have any other comments or criticisms, I would appreciate your input very much.

Thanks again! I have eliminated the genealogy site reference and replaced it with a book citation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Golden helmet78 (talkcontribs) 03:17, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Tkotc - thanks for your input about my Joan Field article[edit]

I hope this is the place to respond and ask questions!

I really appreciate your advice, especially as this is my first foray into Wikipedia. I'll do as you suggest and read up on the various parameters that could use improvement, and if I have any questions hope I can come back to you for more good advice.

I do have another issue which you might be able to help with. In my page, I initially included a reproduction of a concert advertising poster for the artist, Joan Field. This was removed by some kind of wiki bot for lack of copyright info. As it happens, I'm the owner of this image. Can you give me some guidance as to the best way to use this information so that I can include the photo back on the page?

Many thanks again. ok, just learned I have to sign things... hope I'm doing this right...

Ok - I've spent some time on wiki live help and have made changes both to the article and the way I uploaded the photo. Think I'm getting the hang of it. The article is now up live for the world to see. Thanks for your help. Davidreskin (talk) 02:14, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Davidreskin (talk) 19:49, 14 February 2011 (UTC) David Reskin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davidreskin (talkcontribs) 19:02, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for feedback on Irish_Writers’_Union[edit]

Thanks Tkotc, I will try to implement your suggestions. Bartash (talk) 22:31, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Re: Joshua's_Tract_Conservation_and_Historic_Trust[edit]

Thanks for helping with the suggestions and especially the book reference. I would have fished around for days on that. Secantline (talk) 14:09, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

I am probably replying in the wrong area. But I wanted to say thanks for your clarifications on the external links usage. I will be working to clear those up and thanks for the help!

Secantline (talk) 18:43, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Robert Koenig[edit]

(Comment moved from my User page. Tkotc (talk) 00:36, 17 March 2011 (UTC))

Hi I hope I'm in the correct page for writing to you. You kindly gave me feedback recently on my first Wiki Article entitled: Robert Koenig (sculptor). I've been working on the article as you suggested. Could you tell me how I add Categories to the page, and also, how do I move the page the mainspace. Do I need to request for the article to be reviewed, or will that happen automatically? I'm still adding info to the page and I will be adding a few images once I read up on how to do it. Do you think it is ready to be moved to the main page? I appreciate your help.

thanks and kind regards Barbara Babstap7 (talk) 17:31, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Hans Schimmerling[edit]

(Comment moved from my User page. Tkotc (talk) 00:36, 17 March 2011 (UTC))

Hi, Sorry, but I am not sure this is the correct way to respond to you. Thank you for your very helpful suggestions. I will try to improve the article on Hans Schimmerling. I did put in an external link to Stammbaum, but perhaps that is not the right way to do it? I have sinced corrected the article to make it clear that the "Annual Summer Woodstock Festival" is not The Woodstock Festival of 1969 held in Bethel, New York. Thanks again.

Thanks for feedback on War of the Rebellion Atlas![edit]

Your feedback was most appreciated, and the tweaking to the article made it look even better. I'm still very much a noob at WP, but this has been a great experience, and I look forward to further contributions. FYI: I check the URL for the online atlas and found a stray character in the address. It works fine now, and I'm excited to hear your feedback on the collection at BU after you've had a chance to look at it. Wolfsolvesproblems (talk) 17:22, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks re Wayne Norman[edit]

Thanks for your feedback re my start on the Wayne Norman article. Excellent advice. Ethicsblogger (talk) 20:16, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Re:David Dyson[edit]

Thank you again for your assistance. It is much appreciated. Aonani 01:32, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for feedback on Sinyavsky–Daniel trial[edit]

Thank you for your detailed feedback and for directing me to the Helpdesk. Very much appreciated. Nkrita (talk) 03:57, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Re: Ric Records article review[edit]

Thanks so much for taking the time to review my article. I added in more citations to my main source, and I was able to dig up one more published book source. Info on these labels is a bit scarce, grouping them together allowed me to create a more substantial article, and didn't feel like such a stretch since they were so connected. I've yet to come across any biographical information on Joe Ruffino outside of his record label exploits, so an article about didn't seem possible. I will look for more published material on the label. I guess I always assumed that the fact so many known artists were associated with the label and their careers furthered by it made it notable. At any rate, thanks again for your time.Djmikecrash (talk) 21:06, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the help, could I get a little more?[edit]

Thanks for your help with my Black Prairie article! I did some heavy editing and I was wondering if you could take another look and see what you think. Knitgeek (talk) 21:39, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Re: Roger Lee Hall[edit]

Thank you for your feedback. Sorry I'm tardy expressing my appreciation butI've been away from my computer for a while. I am now in the process of following your suggestions. This is my first Wikipedia article and understanding the requirements is difficult. I appreciate your input. Hgailm (talk) 06:29, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Friends of the Stars[edit]

Thanks for the feedback on the Friends of the Stars article. Since I have more pressing things to deal with right now I think I'm going to let it loose and see what happens. Much appreciated. Peteashton (talk) 15:58, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

De-tagging "Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn"[edit]

Good afternoon, Tkotc,

Thank you again for reviewing my article. No one has yet "tagged it for clean-up" since you perused it last - would you please do me the favor of doing so? Many thanks! Golden helmet78 (talk) 22:52, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Re: TekTrak[edit]

Thank you so much for your help. I hope my edits warrant acceptance on the site!

Re: William K. Boone[edit]

Thanks. I'll try to do my best. --Wkboonec (talk) 03:17, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Dr Paul Knapman[edit]

Hi there

You tried to help me before with this article, however it got deleted. I have now tried again in a draft before publishing it.

see User:WebManAtTheNetShop/Dr_Paul_Knapman

Once again I would appreciate your input to see if I can can get this very notable person through the hoops of Wikipedia.


WebManAtTheNetShop (talk) 15:40, 17 March 2011 (UTC)WebManAtTheNetShop

RE: Feedback on Roger Lee Hall[edit]

Thank you again for responding to my question. But it's frustrating when there are flags on an article and there is no understanding as to how it got there or how it gets removed. Do you know how to get an article removed so I could try again from the beginning? Hgailm (talk) 21:28, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Feedback Request[edit]

Hi again, if you could have a look at my userspace draft again (, I'd greatly appreciate it. If the draft is good to go I'd like to transfer it to a live page. Thanks!

Re: Roger Lee Hall[edit]

Thank you again for your help. I took your advice and contacted chat and the last issue was cleared up. Adding an article the first time can be daunting. Hgailm (talk) 21:20, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Feedback request[edit]

Many thanks for the helpful suggestions and kind comments about my FIRST Wikipedia article, about Hap Glaudi. I appreciate the time and thought you put into this. Best regards Nolabob (talk) 02:12, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks and Barnstar[edit]

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
For all your hard work with Requests for feedback. Doh5678 (Talk) 22:44, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Follow-up, article "Barry M. Gough"[edit]

Tkotc, you helped with how-to when this draft was submitted 6 March. Very quiet since then on the user talk page. Red title suggests article isn't posted. Have others edited or queried it? How to access the current draft? Thousands of articles need attention, I realize. Get me going on next steps? JaneFaber (talk) 02:16, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Article on Gough via option 2[edit]

Hello, Tkotc. Are you or others able to find this newly resubmitted article? I'll check Special:Prefixindex after posting this note. Concern is that I expected to see page title User:Jane Faber/Barry M. Gough, but main title’s line wasn’t active for edits. After article wizard process, option 2, preview and Save Page, the headline and text visible was what's below. The references segment is duplicated, but for now, thought I'd let that stand. User:JaneFaber/Enter your new article name here From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia < User:JaneFaber Barry M. Gough new article content ... Maritime and naval historian ‘’’Barry Morton Gough’’’ …. Your guidance is appreciated. JaneFaber (talk) 21:21, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Re: Allen Young (writer)[edit]

Thanks so much for the kind words about my first article...and thanks, too, for the heads-up regarding the calls for it's being deleted...I'll try and find some additional citations to support his notable nature Appreciate it, Tkotc Pjefts (talk) 23:17, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Photo on Robert Koenig page[edit]

Hello Tkotc, I'm trying to add a photo to my Wiki page (Robert Koenig Sculptor) but it only appears as text. I have downloaded my own photo onto the Commons.wikimedia site but don't know how to make it appear on the Wiki page. I'd be really grateful for your help. Babstap7 22:07, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi Tkotc and Babstap7, I've fixed the photo so it actually appears, but you might want to tweak its size and/or position, as I'm totally blind so I can't actually see the photo. I've added a section to this discussion; I hope you both don't mind. Babstap7, I'll write more on your talk page. Graham87 01:44, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: Jonathan Shipley (Writer)[edit]

Thanks for the great feedback! I'm glad I could introduce you to the author's works--hopefully one day we'll get to read his novels!

I did have a question about additional references--the reviews of his works--where do I put those? Should I ref the bibliography line of the story that was reviewed, or should I create a section called "reviews" and talk about/cite them there? Thanks! TGAPGeorge 11:15, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Biog draft needing critique[edit]

Hi. The Gough biog draft on my userpage is in reasonably good shape by now. Should I ask you to check through the draft or should I ask at the new contributor help desk? The campaign to handle biog articles is 84% complete and it would be great to get this one posted as part of that push. (Title is, ahem, "Enter Your New Article Name Here," with the real subject name showing as first line of text. I've been told that can be put right if and when it's posted.) Meantime, I've been hunting for typos as part of training. JaneFaber (talk) 07:49, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

thanks for your PG author articles[edit]

I've just enjoyed reading through several! Best wishes & thanks again, Dsp13 (talk) 20:38, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Suzy Lake[edit]

Hi there Tkotc

Looking for your feedback on my Suzy lake article. But I couldn't find it???

Thanks for your help with this. Sincerely,

Filtrate (talk) 18:31, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Luke & Co[edit]

Hello Tkotc. I am not sure if I am doing this the right way, but I like to thank you for helping me out with the Luke & co page today. This was way my contribution needed and I will try from here improving it further. English not being my native language doing the editorial stuff was hard enough. Understanding fully Wikipedia in English is another matter. Perhaps you will care to look at it in a later stage again when I have improved it more. Thanks again, zoondina — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoondina (talkcontribs) 15:52, 23 November 2011 (UTC)


My main concern is an IP address that keeps deleting cited information from the article. More than one editor has reverted his work. He is probably 3RR. Would you mind keeping an eye on the article? I hate edit wars -:) Thank you! JunoBeach (talk) 23:28, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Survey: Use of Chronicling America on Wikipedia[edit]

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