User talk:TransporterMan

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Season's Greetings[edit]

CMR Xmas greeting.jpg
Wishing you a Charlie Brown
Charlie Russell Christmas! 🎄
Best wishes for your Christmas
Is all you get from me
'Cause I ain't no Santa Claus
Don't own no Christmas tree.
But if wishes was health and money
I'd fill your buck-skin poke
Your doctor would go hungry
An' you never would be broke."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1914.


You are right in that this would be a waste of time -the major issue is WP:IDHT on the part of a single-purpose account with an obvious agenda. Guy (Help!) 07:11, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

DRN help needed and volunteer roll call[edit]

You are receiving this message because you have listed yourself on the list of volunteers at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard/Volunteering#List of the DRN volunteers.

First, assistance is needed at DRN. We have recently closed a number of cases without any services being provided for lack of a volunteer willing to take the case. There are at least three cases awaiting a volunteer at this moment. Please consider taking one.

Second, this is a volunteer roll call. If you remain interested in helping at DRN and are willing to actively do so by taking at least one case (and seeing it through) or helping with administrative matters at least once per calendar month, please add your name to this roll call list. Individuals currently on the principal volunteer list who do not add their name on the roll call list will be removed from the principal volunteer list after June 30, 2016 unless the DRN Coordinator chooses to retain their name for the best interest of DRN or the encyclopedia. Individuals whose names are removed after June 30, 2016, should feel free to re-add their names to the principal volunteer list, but are respectfully requested not to do so unless they are willing to take part at DRN at least one time per month as noted above. No one is going to be monitoring to see if you live up to that commitment, but we respectfully ask that you either live up to it or remove your name from the principal volunteer list.

Best regards, TransporterMan (talk · contribs) (Current DRN coordinator) (Not watching this page) Sent via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:05, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi TM, as much as I'd like to still be involved with this I just haven't the time to commit (and haven't for last few years if I'm honest) to doing a thorough enough job. I hope to come back some time and pick it back up again and wish you the best of luck as coordinator. Cabe6403(TalkSign) 17:51, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Cabe, for the update. We'd welcome you back whenever you get the chance. Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 17:55, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
FWIW, I'm really sorry I haven't been more active at DRN of (long-term) late. I have a great time collaborating with you in general, and I'm certainly happy to weigh in at the Talk page when I think I have something useful to contribute, but I wouldn't feel right about taking a case when I couldn't guarantee I'd be able to keep an eye on it. I'm hopeful that my free time is clearing up to a point where I'll be able to more actively engage, so I'm going to refrain from de-listing myself for the time-being, but we'll have to wait and see. I look forward to continuing interaction with you either way! DonIago (talk) 18:59, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Whatever you want to do is fine with me, Don. Feel free to add yourself to the roll call; I know you'll be back when you can. Or let me know and I'll do it. And, of course, I always enjoy working with you as well. Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 21:43, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks TM! DonIago (talk) 14:11, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Editing the Amon Carter Museum main article[edit]

Hello. Working on the ACMAA main article. Two questions. How can I edit a reference created in ProveIt? I made a boo boo. Second, how can I move section (header and all) to a different place in the article? I want to move the HISTORY section to a new spot. Thanks so much. Papernpencils2015 (talk) 19:04, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit the section or entire article in which the reference appears and either delete the entire reference (from and including both the beginning <ref> code and the closing </ref> code) and redo it or just edit the code itself to make the correction that you want and preview it to make sure it didn't mess something up (unlikely). As for moving the section, edit the entire article and just cut and paste that section (in Windows, highlight it in the edit window and then Ctrl-X to cut it, move your cursor to the beginning of the place where you want to put it and Ctrl-V); once it's pasted in, check to make sure that the heading lines at the beginning of the section and the following heading still both appear on a line by themselves and don't have more than one blank line before or after them. Let me know if I can help further. Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 20:49, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Your recent adverse determination (steel cut oats)[edit]

I was combing through your user page & I noticed that you were a corporate attorney. As an attorney, you should be aware of the fact that a layman may not understand the various outlets of alternative dispute resolution that a user could avail themselves of. For example in Steel-cut oats2 ( instead of mentioning what my options are and linking to the page: ...(e.g. dispute resolution noticeboard, third opinion, request for comment, or additional talk page discussion)..., maybe you should take time out of day to explain the significance of each forum. One possible way would be put in bullet form a sentence or two the purpose of the forum (Wikipedia:Dispute resolution#Resolving content disputes with outside help. A person should not have to scramble to each page to figure out what it means, in fact it might overwhelming to a first-time user of ADR . If you really believe in kindness, keep that in mind for the next user who crosses your path. MrX2077 (talk) 17:27, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Frederick S. Jaffe at WP:DRN[edit]

Just a heads up the article does fall under Discretionary Sanctions broadly construed for the topic of abortion. I did put a note the Dispute for who ever does open it for discussion and advised the editors of the discretionary sanctions. --Cameron11598 (Converse) 07:15, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Cooper Mediation Rejection[edit]

What would you suggest now? As it's not simply a content matter, but clearly two individuals wilfully denying fact, and compromising article improvement, can I take it to Arbitration? Engleham (talk) 20:51, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

See the dispute resolution policy for both content and conduct options. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 20:57, 15 May 2016 (UTC) @Engleham: One more word not well covered on the DR page: Since there was a RFC on this question, you also need to see the closure challenge advice. I do not intend to imply, however, that there was or was not anything wrong with that close, however, I'm only providing you with information about procedure. — TransporterMan (TALK) 21:05, 15 May 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for starting a conversation on the talk page. I wonder, though, whether you think this is worse than saying nothing at all about that subject on the page. If it's a step (however small) in the right direction, then perhaps it'd be better to leave it there and improve it, instead of removing it completely. What do you think? WhatamIdoing (talk) 15:27, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

It's one of those things where the glass might be seen as half-empty or half-full, but I think that the repetition of the "should" out of context weakens BURDEN rather than clarifies it. Frankly, I've long felt that the Editing policy has very little in it that is an actual guideline or policy and ought to be demoted to a guideline or, better, an information page, but I'd just as soon not stir that preservationist/deletionist hornet nest. (And it's been tried a couple of times and failed, more's the pity.) Best regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 20:33, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Question About Challenge to Third Opinion[edit]

At your convenience, since you are on travel, but sometime soon, could you please look at:

My real question is whether my understanding of Third Opinion as a lightweight process means that I was acting reasonably in providing the brief Third Opinion that I did, or whether the other editor is right in criticizing me for offering a "drive-by" Third Opinion. It seems to me, but I may be off the mark, that the other editor is trying to use Third Opinion as something semi-binding (and even DRN isn't binding). Thank you. Robert McClenon (talk) 01:25, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Er, isn't 3O basically supposed to be a "drive-by" opinion? DonIago (talk) 03:03, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
I've commented at Robert's user talk page. Best Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 19:26, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

DRN problem[edit]

Wikipedia_talk:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard/request#Unable_to_create_request. Can you take a look? Thanks! Felsic2 (talk) 16:45, 21 July 2016 (UTC)