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Hey thanks for your edits to Interactive Brokers. I appreciate all of it, however can you put the 2007 category second (so the cats stay alphabetical), and can you remove the NY Times external link? I commented it out because the NYT link used to have a whole topic of articles related to IB, but the contents vanished, so I commented it out for the time. But after a year or more, nothing's changed, so just remove it please. Thanks. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 18:38, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Done! Unfortunately HotCat can't control the order of the categories. UnitedStatesian (talk) 02:20, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Understood, I use HotCat a lot too and have that problem. Thanks for fixing those things, however I saw you changed LLC to Group, Inc. I wrote the article about the much more notable entity, the LLC, and after a significant amount of deliberation after all the research, and contemplation with Wikipedians and others, it really makes sense to keep this article pretty much entirely about the LLC. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 02:24, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
The problem is that the LLC is not the public company, so the ticker symbol IBKR is not the one for the LLC, the financial information is not that of the LLC, and the LLC is not the company that had the IPO. I think it is important to be consistent with how we treat other public companies. UnitedStatesian (talk) 13:15, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
And now you understand a part of the conflict here. Sure now the infobox data better correlates with the exact legal entity, but now almost all of the lede, much of the history, operations, and more is off. That's why when I first devised this project, I actually created and had two articles published, one for the LLC and one for IBG. Yet one was too short, prompting an AfD, and the other received less traffic; nobody searches or is interested in IBG. And the two entities are so intertwined it's near-impossible to really separate out accurately, and in fact there are actually way more then two entities to this (jump to the bottom of the page). So even as you edited it, unfortunately it's not accurate. And I'm not even the best-versed in all this, but I had the company take a look at what I wrote; they had a few minor tweaks, and thus it was accurate to the companies as best as it could be. And the companies aren't really separate. Legally, yes, but operationally, no; it's all pretty much seen as one company, with different entities filed with the US government to be able to work with strange and complex national and international regulations. We're going to be dealing with technicalities either way, but trust me, naming as the LLC is the better way. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 03:41, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
This is not a new problem: think of how many subsidiaries JPMorgan Chase or any other complex company has. But I can't think of any example where the public company article (the one with the ticker symbol, financials, etc.,) is not written from the initial perspective of that public company (with major subs discussed later on). I understand there may be some additional rewrites needed (beyond what I have started), but I think consistency argues strongly for the public entity approach. UnitedStatesian (talk) 12:25, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
I'm actually curious, is there a policy or guideline related to what you're insisting? I checked out Wikipedia:Consistency, which only has guidelines on smaller issues, with a failed proposal on general consistency. Although I normally advocate for articles in a topic to be consistent; there are always irregularities that require different handling. I notice JP Morgan is big enough that it can handle an article about the holding company and notable subsidiaries, though for many large companies, that wouldn't be the case. I looked at Goldman Sachs, which follows your standard, though I read the first line, and just like the IB article right now, the first line is wrong. GS "Group Inc. is a bank holding company and a financial holding company", not a "finance company...in banking", etc., just like IBG is not a brokerage firm. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 14:49, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

─────────────────────────No, there is not a policy or guideline. Like much (most?) of Wikipedia, practices are built up over thousands of articles (including both the ones you looked at), which makes it unnecessary to codify them. And I don't "insist" on anything: I have a pretty good idea how a US public company article should look (i.e., what brings it closer to being a featured article), but I don't get into edit wars. UnitedStatesian (talk) 19:34, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

I've been a Wikipedian for basically as long as you have, so I know that many/most controversial issues are resolved through referring to policies or guidelines, or otherwise through consensus (a passive consensus would be referring to other articles as precedents). And I'm not looking to make this a Featured Article; I'm looking to have it make the most sense, and it really doesn't right now how you have it. I don't intend to personally attack you; I'm just trying to work through this issue. As long as a policy or guideline doesn't indicate, then editors can pretty much do whatever they wish and I don't have to agree with your changes unless we both make it an issue enough. Perhaps a third party should look at this issue? What did you think about Goldman Sachs? ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 20:39, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Definitely a 3rd party would make sense if you want to solicit. All I know about the Goldman Sachs article is that the name in the info box, and the name in bold at the start of the first sentence, both match exactly the legal name of the company with the trading symbol NYSEGS, and as such follows WP:NCCORP (and I don't see what else there is to do there). And that is all I wanted to do in Interactive Brokers: match, in the first sentence and the infobox, the company that trades under the symbol NASDAQIBKR. UnitedStatesian (talk) 21:49, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Huh? This is something you pretty much put in two years ago, possibly without discussion or consensus, and which the Administrator "czar" removed last month, only for you to add it back in today? Sounds sketchy, and anyway, I don't follow rules made by someone I'm having an issue with the exact same day they create rules. That's clearly gaming the system. Though I did see the talk page comments, and you're evidently nonetheless trying to do the right thing. Clearly this issue needs to be worked out with @Czar: and others before you start to enforce it in articles. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 22:00, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Agreed that's the proper process, so I've reverted my latest edits to Interactive Brokers, putting it back to the LLC version you authored, pending completion of discussion at WP:NCCORP. Apologies that I was relying on my memory of a guideline that had been in place for 11 years (and note: was not put in by me) and that I missed a change to the guideline made unilaterally only two months ago. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:09, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
No worries. Thanks for the fair view over this. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 22:10, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, apparently in 2006, someone added that the legal name of a company should be used in the first sentence, and it stuck about 11 years. Yet "Interactive Brokers LLC" is a legal/full/official name. I don't think this NCCORP has ever distinguished that it needs to be the largest entity/holding company and not the most notable entity. Thus I don't think it even applies here? ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 22:20, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

─────────────────────────But then the infobox needs to change, since Interactive Brokers LLC is not a public company, is not traded under NASDAQIBKR, and does not have the financial results listed. (categories and navbox would need to change as well). I have no opinion on which company should be the subject of the article, only that the article should be internally consistent the subject of a single company, either LLC or Interactive Brokers Group Inc.: that is all I was trying, in good faith, to do with my edits (and I think is important to avoid confusing the reader). UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:29, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Though how you had it, about 90% of the article would be incorrect. So... Again, these are small technicalities; they're essentially the same company. So in my opinion, how I had it is, for all intents and purposes, correct. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 22:43, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Let's just agree to disagree on the "about 90%" number for the Inc. version, but now that it is staying as LLC do you mind my taking a shot at correcting the "small technicalities" in the infobox and categories? UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:46, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Okay, and maybe let's create a draft to try that out? ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 23:52, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Lion_Brewery_New_York[edit]

I think this 'was notable, so I removed the tag. Please bring it to WP:AfD. Bearian (talk) 15:26, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

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Notable Velamas listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Missed you request[edit]

Sorry about not responding, but somehow your ping was lost in a flood of comments I received on Commons just about at that time. I realize it is no excuse, but next time feel free to just ping again before making a request elsewhere. I would prefer if you withdrew it and instead explained why/if there was any missing functionality. All functionality was copied, so the merge is essentially for maintenance purposes. No articles should have seen any changes whatsoever as a result of the merge. The new template allows functionality of both older templates, and as such is broader. Carl Fredrik talk 10:09, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Nival_(company)#Nival got hacked last year. Encyclopedic to include?[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Global Payments (July 22)[edit]

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Category:Virtual assistant applications[edit]

Hi, please note that I have nominated Category:Virtual assistant applications for deletion, as it is almost empty after deletion of its Google subcategory, see Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2017_July_8#Category:Amazon_Alexa_skills. – Fayenatic London 07:04, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

@Fayenatic london:, thanks so much, I agree with that nom. and added my !vote. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:50, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

Lenovo[edit]

I reverted your edit to Lenovo. I realize it was a good-faith edit, but I think you need to go to talk page before making such drastic changes. Lenovo is undoubtedly a Chinese-controlled company, but the IBM heritage is still significant. Matt's talk 21:58, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

P.S. In particular removing the Pink Sheets reference struck me as odd. I just can't construe that as anything other than basic factual info about a corporation. Matt's talk 22:01, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Hey @M.R.Forrester:, I understand the restoration of the US-specific cats. given the IBM heritage (though don't agree with it). However, as the template's documentation makes very clear, longstanding WP practice is NOT to clutter {{infobox company}} with all the possible non-home country locations where a company's stock may trade: note that Lenovo also trades in Frankfurt, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and several other locations beyond the US Pink Sheets. WP is not a stock trading directory.

BATS Exchange template[edit]

Hey @UnitedStatesian:, do you know anything about possibly creating a new stock exchange template? I am beginning to see some tickers that trade on the BATS exchange no longer resolve when using the NYSE template. An example would be IYT. iShares just recently transferred 30 iShares funds to the Bats ETF Marketplace. I guess we need a template to point to a web address like https://www.nyse.com/quote/BATS:IYT for BATS listed securities. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Ksu6500 (talk) 01:11, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

@Ksu6500: Certainly a new template makes sense, but I would have it link to the BATS website, where the link follows the http://www.bats.com/us/equities/etfmarketplace/listed_products/symbols/IYT convention. Let me know if you need help building the new template. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:55, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

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Hey there! I just re-launched the WikiProject Investment.

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Help with article?[edit]

Hi there,

I noticed you're a member of the Wikipedia Finance and Investment project. I've written a new article and I wonder if you'd be willing to help out by reviewing it - Draft: Fifth Wall Ventures and making it live if you think it's ready? It's about a VC-firm focused on real estate.

Although I am an experienced Wikipedia editor and always try my best to abide by the five pillars, in this case I have a conflict of interest, so Wikipedia policy requires that all my work be reviewed by an independent editor before it's published. (Moved from "Draft" to "Wikipedia" under the "More" tab in the nav.) I'd be glad to do any additional work you think the article requires.

Thanks for considering this!

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Broadridge Financial Solutions[edit]

Hi there, I have just posted a request on the talk page for the article Broadridge Financial Solutions and, given your involvement with Wikiproject Finance & Investment, I wondered if you'd be willing to consider reviewing it. I have a financial COI as I'm working with the company, and therefore will not directly edit the page, per the WP:COI guideline. The current Broadridge article is quite short, and needs a lot of work; I think the section proposed would go a long way to helping readers understand this company better. Thanks, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 17:31, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Korey Cooper[edit]

There's no need for a discussion about adding redirects. The subject clearly fails WP:N, WP:GNG, WP:MUSICBIO. Notability is lacking and if we have a discussion about it, it will likely be deleted rather than simply ending up as a redirect. Feel free to start a discussion about the subject's notability or support that she is somehow independently notable. You can do so on the talk page of the band article, or at Wikipedia:WikiProject Musicians. Your best hope is to find references and provide them in whatever discussion you start. Walter Görlitz (talk) 14:15, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Piksel article[edit]

Hi! Just wanted to let you know there is a discussion over at the Piksel talk page which would be greatly enhanced if you could offer your input. Any help you can provide on this matter would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time!   SPINTENDO          17:50, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Custom House infobox[edit]

Hi, I noticed you blanked the URL in the "homepage" parameter of the company infobox in Custom House (global payments). Just wondering what the reasoning was, or if it was a mistake? Fyi, I added the URL to the Wikidata entry, and removed the empty "homepage" parameter because it was blocking display of the Wikidata info. --IamNotU (talk) 20:28, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

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Westar Energy[edit]

I opposed and reverted the last move, and I'm doing the same here. Westar merged with KCP&L, so that article should be moved too. Or the two should be merged into Evergy. Maybe just create a new article? Corky 20:36, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello UnitedStatesian, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
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7201 listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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What is Canadian[edit]

Please discuss.

Broadcom page moves and broken links[edit]

Hi, UnitedStatesian, and greetings.

I appreciate that your move of Broadcom Limited to Broadcom Inc. and your move of Broadcom to Broadcom Corporation were well-intentioned. I do not currently have an opinion about those moves, except to say that they were not unreasonable.

I also appreciate that your subsequent edit of Broadcom to point to Broadcom Inc. instead of to Broadcom Corporation was probably well-intentioned. However, this, I feel, was not so reasonable - at least, not without a corresponding effort to fix any inbound links that were broken as a result. I have therefore reverted that edit. If you wish to restore it, please be sure to amend any inbound links accordingly. Thank you.

I am not posting this to admonish you, just to explain why I reverted that edit. Also, apologies for the hasty tone; I am editing under some time pressure but want to get the inbound links fixed before I break off. Thanks for understanding, Zazpot (talk) 13:01, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, @Zazpot:. I made Broadcom a dab, which I think is a better solution. UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:03, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
I am fine with it being a dab, but I have reverted your change (again, sorry), because it again broke inbound anchor links. Please can you be sure to take any inbound links in hand before doing this again? Thanks. Zazpot (talk) 18:22, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
@Zazpot:, can you please specify the anchor links about which you are concerned? I have taken the inbound links into consideration, but there are still nearly 500, and I think you are letting the perfect be the enemy of the good in opposing an edit that is helpful to editors and more accurate. UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:47, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
@UnitedStatesian:, I know that you addressed one of them, here; thank you for that. As for the rest, I think they merit similar treatment, and should be reviewed and in (nearly?) all cases, updated, one-by-one. The authors of those links expected them to point to a particular article, and I really don't think that an edit that silently points them to the wrong article can fairly be described as "helpful to editors and more accurate": in the long run, it will be much more work to fix those links, as their creation will be buried deeper in the page histories, etc. Perhaps there is a tool somewhere that will assist you in reviewing the inbound links; I don't know. I'm sorry I can't be more help. I hope you see why I am asking for care rather than haste here, and can see that I am being a pragmatist rather than a perfectionist. Zazpot (talk) 18:51, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello UnitedStatesian, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC[edit]

Please don't edit these pages without asking; we often have the current meetup located at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC.--Pharos (talk) 13:42, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello UnitedStatesian, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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Sterling Ban listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

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Hello UnitedStatesian,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

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Speedy deletion declined: List fo current champions in NXT[edit]

Hello UnitedStatesian. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of List fo current champions in NXT, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: R3 only applies to recently created and implausible redirects. Use WP:RFD if you want deletion. Thank you. ~ Amory (utc) 03:00, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Same goes for List fo current United States lieutenant governors and List fo governors of Arkansas. WP:CSD#R3 is for recent redirects, but since these have all been around for a few years WP:RfD is the place to go. ~ Amory (utc) 03:02, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, @Amorymeltzer:, I have RFD'd all three. UnitedStatesian (talk) 04:10, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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Xolani Sotashe[edit]

I see you removed the speedy on Xolani Sotashe. Take a look at the move logs & edit histories of Xolani Sotashe & Draft:Xolani Sotashe, and a look at the conversation on my talk page - User talk:Cabayi#Speedy deletion of Xolani Sotashe. Which version has been worked on? Which should be kept? I think you've got it wrong. Cabayi (talk) 18:34, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

@Cabayi:: thanks for the question; looking at the article I think you have done the right think to nominate it for speedy deletion, but the reason was not correct. I corrected the reason, and once the article is deleted if you have any trouble moving Draft into the article space let me know and I can help with that. UnitedStatesian (talk) 18:54, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
Two days ago, in the same circumstances I put a G6 on American Medical Group Association, and as you can see, it was deleted A10 to Draft:American Medical Group Association. Perhaps you want to argue the toss with the deleting admin? I really couldn't care what tag it's deleted under so long as it goes. Cabayi (talk) 21:03, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Page mover granted[edit]

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Hello, UnitedStatesian. Your account has been granted the "extendedmover" user right, either following a request for it or demonstrating familiarity with working with article names and moving pages. You are now able to rename pages without leaving behind a redirect, and move subpages when moving the parent page(s).

Please take a moment to review Wikipedia:Page mover for more information on this user right, especially the criteria for moving pages without leaving redirect. Please remember to follow post-move cleanup procedures and make link corrections where necessary, including broken double-redirects when suppressredirect is used. This can be done using Special:WhatLinksHere. It is also very important that no one else be allowed to access your account, so you should consider taking a few moments to secure your password. As with all user rights, be aware that if abused, or used in controversial ways without consensus, your page mover status can be revoked.

Useful links:

If you do not want the page mover right anymore, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Thank you, and happy editing! Primefac (talk) 00:04, 23 November 2018 (UTC)


CSD C1[edit]

Hello, UnitedStatesian,

I just wanted to let you know, if you didn't, that CSD C1, for empty categories, is treated differently from other rationales for speedy deletion. Categories that are tagged sit for 7 days in a holdover category. In that time, they can fill up again and the tag is removed or an editor can decide to place an {{emptycat}} tag on the category that says that the category shouldn't be deleted even if it is empty. But categories with a CSD C1 tag are not immediately deleted when they are tagged.

My apologies if you were already familiar with this policy but you removed a tag from a category so I thought I'd post a short explanation. Liz Read! Talk! 06:01, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Bad Boys for Life (November 24)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Robert McClenon was:  The comment the reviewer left was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
Robert McClenon (talk) 01:19, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Mark Leigh[edit]

Hi UnitedStatesian, you stated that IMDB exists, and removed the BLP Prod. IMDB is non RS as you know, whether it exists, or doesn't exist is irrelevant. What is known about IMDB is that it non RS. It cant be used for a reference, except in linking to specific content. So it is not valid, whether it is there or not. It is null concept. So it cant be used as an argument for supplying a reference. The second source to the website, doesn't mention the fact that he has written 50 books. I had a good look through, could see it. So have two references, once doesn't exist, as it is a null reference, the other one doesnt provides the goods, except to prove he exists. So neither can be used for BLP. They are both dud. Hopefully you will not removed the blpprod and then I will have to send it to Afd, stating the exact same arguments again. scope_creep (talk) 16:18, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Hey @Scope creep:, I believe this RfC confirms my understanding that if the article has an imdb link, it is NOT eligible for WP:BLPPROD and a different process (such as "regular" WP:PROD) needs to be used. (talk) 16:23, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi @UnitedStatesian: Is that the rule, I vaguely remember reading about it years ago. I don't think it takes cognizance of the fact whether the actual text itself constitutes a valid acceptable sentence in terms of content. The current test is defined as valid, if it has external links written down, even if those external links are not worth a sot. It will probably going to Afd, and wasting every bodies times. scope_creep (talk) 16:34, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Hey @Scope creep:, why not just regular WP:PROD? UnitedStatesian (talk) 16:35, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi @UnitedStatesian: With a bit of luck, somebody will come in and add a couple of references, over the length of the Afd. The guy is notable, but there is not the slightest bit of coverage. His books are everywhere, so a good newspaper article reference or two would be ideal, and would be enough for a micro article. The books are those type that do well at Christmas, jokesy kind of stuff, which may preclude coverage, as theyre not important enough to talk about. scope_creep (talk) 16:55, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Bill Cummings (philanthropist) moved to draftspace[edit]

An article you recently created, Bill Cummings (philanthropist), does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please follow the prompts on the Articles for Creation template atop the page. ... discospinster talk 21:05, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

@Discospinster:, 22 minutes, really? We should block all creation in the mainspace, then. UnitedStatesian (talk) 21:12, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
22 minutes is more than enough time to come up with more sources. ... discospinster talk 21:16, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
@Discospinster:. I have them all ready to go in, I just can't type as fast as you, obviously. I didn't realize Wikipedia had a deadline measured in minutes. UnitedStatesian (talk) 21:18, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Good thing there is a draft space where you can work on things at your own pace! ... discospinster talk 01:53, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 28[edit]

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{{Gold Coast mansions}}[edit]

FYI, WP:EXISTING is still an explanatory supplement, not a guideline. The guideline WP:REDNO clearly states templates can have redlinks as long as they are not excessive. In any case, I wrote stubs for all the remaining redlinks so that they're not red any more. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 04:29, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Roman Budzyński[edit]

Hi. You need to supply a reliable source for the date of death of this person. Please note, that another Wikipedia project (such as the Polish one), is not classed as a reliable source. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 14:36, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey @Lugnuts:, then why not just tag the date of death as {{citation needed}}, rather than removing it? UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi. Please see WP:BLPREMOVE. And the burden is with you to cite what you add. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 15:05, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, @Lugnuts: I thought WP:BLPREMOVE only applied to contentious information. (and only if the person is actually living, of course). And also quoting from WP:BURDEN: "In some cases, editors may object if you remove material without giving them time to provide references; consider adding a citation needed tag as an interim step." UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:07, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (season 3) (December 4)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Legacypac was:  The comment the reviewer left was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
Legacypac (talk) 09:03, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Artscape (organisation) has been accepted[edit]

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Artscape (organisation), which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Stub-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:04, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Hey, I notice that after I had declined this Draft, you (as a reviewer) submitted it and accepted it despite no additional changes. I declined the draft based on the lack of references that meet the criteria for establishing notability. Did you spot something I'd missed? Were there references I misinterpreted? Are you even supposed to resubmit and accept articles in this manner? HighKing++ 18:20, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
Hey @HighKing:, thanks for the question. After reviewing in detail, I was of the opinion that the sources do establish notability per WP:ORG, which is why I submitted it and accepted it. I am not aware of any prohibition on such resubmission/acceptance, but if I have missed such a prohibition please point me to it and accept my apologies in advance. UnitedStatesian (talk) 18:25, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
Can you simply point me to any two references that you believe meet the criteria for establishing notability included in that article and I will take another look. Thank you. HighKing++ 18:29, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
I don't think you need that from me in order to take another look at the references. UnitedStatesian (talk) 18:34, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
@UnitedStatesian: I had already reviewed the sources and I could not find any that met the criteria for notability before you resubmitted and accepted the article. I provided my reasoning on the Draft page. Hence my request to you here for the references you believe suffice as I have overlooked good references in the past. HighKing++ 10:34, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Nevermind, I can tell you're not going to respond. I've stuck it in for an AfD, hopefully others might assist in coming to a consensus. HighKing++ 22:25, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (season 2) has been accepted[edit]

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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (season 2), which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Flooded with them hundreds 07:18, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (season 3) has been accepted[edit]

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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (season 3), which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Flooded with them hundreds 07:18, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Moldova in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012, UnitedStatesian.

Unfortunately Domdeparis has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

this article is unsourced. How can you mark it as reviewed without at least tagging it ?

To reply, leave a comment on Domdeparis's talk page.

Dom from Paris (talk) 17:34, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Moldova in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, UnitedStatesian.

Unfortunately Domdeparis has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

again this is unsourced, it should at least have been tagged

To reply, leave a comment on Domdeparis's talk page.

Dom from Paris (talk) 17:38, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: SS&C Technologies has been accepted[edit]

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SS&C Technologies, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

UnitedStatesian (talk) 18:16, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Insertcleverphrasehere. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Simon Hope Broadbent, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you.

Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 14:08, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, I meant to send you a note but when going back through my editis I forgot to come back over here. PRODed and CSD tagged articles should not be marked as reviewed, per consensus here. It stops them falling through the cracks if the PROD is removed and the original reviewer doesn't notice (read the linked discussion above for more info). I wasn't implying that your review wasn't accurate or that the article should not be deleted, it's just how we decided to do it moving forward. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 10:14, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
@Insertcleverphrasehere: Sounds great, thanks for the clarification. I knew I should have read all 30 Archives! :) UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:52, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Huh?[edit]

I don't understand why you reverted a justified (because the page doesn't meet WP:GNG), ​4 12-year-old redirect. Redirection is not deletion; please see WP:ATD-R. Miniapolis 01:34, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

  • I could not understand this revert either: [1]. Redirection is not "deletion", and the subject is not independently notable of the parent company anyway. --K.e.coffman (talk) 04:15, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018[edit]

Hello UnitedStatesian,

Reviewer of the Year
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This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
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Thanks for the Undo![edit]

Thanks for fixing that Fazleyev blank! I got distracted, and din't even realize I did that! –uncleben85 (talk) 19:30, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

You're very welcome! UnitedStatesian (talk) 20:33, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States, November 2018[edit]

Good day. Don't forget to put {{oldrfd}} at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2018_December_17#List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States, November 2018. --Jax 0677 (talk) 21:32, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks @Jax 0677:, but I thought {{oldrfd}} was only if the page stayed a redirect, and this is now an article; am I off base here? :UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:05, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Reply - If the redirect gets deleted, there is no place to put {{oldrfd}}. If an article gets created, there is a place to put the tag. However, I meant to say at the talk page for List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States, November 2018. --Jax 0677 (talk) 22:27, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of non-sovereign monarchs who lost their thrones in the 21st century[edit]

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Nomination of List of non-sovereign monarchs who lost their thrones in the 21st century for deletion[edit]

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Ways to improve List of monarchs who lost their thrones in the 21st century[edit]

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Welcome to Wikipedia and thanks for creating List of monarchs who lost their thrones in the 21st century! I edit here too, under the username Boleyn and it's nice to meet you :-)

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Alpha nuclide has been accepted[edit]

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Reg edits on Microland page[edit]

Hi,

I got your message regarding paid editing. I had a few doubts. I am fairly new to Wikipedia content editing and would greatly appreciate if you could help.

1. I work for Microland and am not getting paid for making the edits on the page (This is not my role at all). But I have been assigned the task to make the page factually correct. Does this make me a paid advocate? 2. I want to revamp the page with updated content about our history and journey since 1989. Can I share the new content with you for review? If not, whom can I reach out to for this?

Thank you for the help in advance.

UshaMicroland (talk) 05:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the information about cats![edit]

I didn't know I shouldn't be adding categories to sandbox items - oops! Thanks for letting me know :) HereAndSometimesThere (talk) 03:54, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

List of banks[edit]

You deleted many banks of List of banks (alphabetically). This is a list of all banks, so I was wondering why you deleted banks. Thank you for explaining.--Bob Smit (talk) 13:06, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Batnasan (artist)[edit]

Hello! Is there any reason you removed the BLPPROD for this article as invalid? It seems like a very clear case of an article that isn't yet ready for mainspace and may never be. - Sdkb (talk) 16:01, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Sdkb: I agree with you 100%, but BLP PROD does not apply because there are are two external links on the page (not good WP references, but "references" for purposes of BLP PROD nonetheless). Try regular PROD instead. UnitedStatesian (talk) 16:04, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

You edit conflicted me![edit]

Either way, I just fixed Twinkle's functionality on today's RFD page. (My edit summary had you mentioned in it, but no matter since you saw it and it's now fixed.) Steel1943 (talk) 19:19, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, @Steel1943:! UnitedStatesian (talk) 19:21, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Estonian Science Photo Competition[edit]

Why did you move it into article namespace? Ivo (talk) 23:31, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

@Kruusamägi:, it looked to me like it was mainspace content; the intro. did not specify anything related to Wikipedia. Feel free to move it back if you think that is the appropriate think to do. UnitedStatesian (talk) 01:08, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Back in 2014 I created it based on a request from en.wiki and it was intended as a wikiproject page (that competition has grown into international wiki photography competition like WLM or WLE). I can rewrite it into an article, but it wasn't created as one. Ivo (talk) 10:41, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Bad Boys for Life has been accepted[edit]

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Template:Klasky Csupo[edit]

Would you like to create "Template:Klasky Csupo" here at Wikipedia? A certain user was blocked for vandalism. --73.6.75.134 (talk) 00:34, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

g4[edit]

Hi UnitedStatesian. Can you let me know how you determined that Anjali_Mukerjee isn't substantially similar to any of the three prior AFDs (specifically without access to the deleted content) and none of the current sources date past the 2016 AFD? This edit summary concerns me as I'm not sure how a non-admin can sufficiently assess an article deleted 2 years ago. Praxidicae (talk) 19:49, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

@Praxidicae:, thanks for the question; I was basing it on the only prior AfD discussion, which states "there is only one reference link to an article". Since the current article has more, including ones dated after that discussion, I think that is pretty clear evidence the content is not "substantially identical", as g4 requires. UnitedStatesian (talk) 00:44, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Category:Phraseology[edit]

Hello, UnitedStatesian,

I just untagged this category that you created that had marked for deletion because, at that time, it was empty. But it is empty no longer. But I'd like to ask you to assign parent categories to it so that it is findable in the Wikipedia category system. Parent categories are important so that any reader seeking information can find it through more general categories that Category:Phraseology is a part of. Thank you for your help. Liz Read! Talk! 03:32, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Apologies, @Liz: got distracted mid-creation and hadn't gotten back to it. Hate being on that orphan cat. report until the next refresh! UnitedStatesian (talk) 03:39, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
No problem, UnitedStatesian. It's actually not so uncommon. Just a friendly reminder! Liz Read! Talk! 04:37, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

A page you started (Lists of acronyms) has been reviewed![edit]

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'Notable' in article titles[edit]

Hello. Regarding this change, I looked at the guideline you cited and could not find any reference to the word "Notable" in article titles. Can you point me to the proper paragraph? Thanks! BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 00:57, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @BeenAroundAWhile: Apologies, the correct reference is at WP:LISTNAME: "Best practice is usually to avoid words like notable, famous, noted, prominent, etc. in the title of a list article. Similarly, avoid titles like List of all Xs." UnitedStatesian (talk) 13:45, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Current events/November 1994[edit]

I was trying to close older discussions but I'm unclear which pages you were looking to have deleted. Is there a list? CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 22:06, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

@CambridgeBayWeather:, thanks for taking this on; unfortunately it is an enormous list, with a page for each month beginning with Portal:Current events/November 1994, Portal:Current events/December 1994, Portal:Current events/January 1995, Portal:Current events/February 1995, etc., and then an even larger number of pages for each day, such as Portal:Current events/1994 November 5, Portal:Current events/1994 November 6, Portal:Current events/1994 November 13, etc., etc. Assuming the discussion closes as delete, I would consider tagging them all as CSD G6, housekeeping, to facilitate this; you thoughts? UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:30, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Invalid dinosaur moved to draftspace[edit]

An article you recently created, Invalid dinosaur, does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. Britishfinance (talk) 18:53, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Category:Scientific & Academic Publishing academic journals[edit]

You've missed this one btw. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:12, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks @Headbomb:. Adding it to the nom. so all will be decided either way as a complete set. UnitedStatesian (talk) 21:15, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2019 January 31#Cross namespace journal redirects[edit]

Hopes all's well with that section now. I know we were going back and forth a bit with editing it. I also performed a couple of edits that make it appear that I'm owning the change of "Withdrawn" to "Not intended as a nomination" so that it doesn't look like you were editing my statement (since that's somewhat of a violation of WP:TPO.) Either way, that section's existence should be noted on Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion until the transclusion of Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2019 January 31 is removed. Steel1943 (talk) 22:14, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

@Steel1943:, of course, it is all good, thanks. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:18, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

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flow arts redirect[edit]

Could you please explain what you find objectionable about the flow arts redirect to the category for flow toys? Are you familiar with the subject matter? Have you posted a notice on the pages of the editors of the articles listed in the category? What work have you done on this, what is left to do and do you need any help to do it?User:Pedant (talk) 23:00, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

LDS/JW book[edit]

Split done. The history-split process is simple to perform, but it leaves behind very little evidence that the pages weren't always separate, just as the history-merge process leaves little evidence that the pages were separate. That's why I wasn't willing to do anything before the close — it would look like you'd nominated a page that was already at the right place, almost without any LDS history at all. Also, undoing either a merge or a split can take a good deal of work (see the amusing warning at WP:HM#Manual process and the complex diagrams at that point and a little farther down), so if I'd done the split and people then rejected my idea for some reason, it would have taken a bunch of needless effort to put the split revisions back in the history of the LDS page, since you hadn't asked for them to be trashed. So thank you for withdrawing :-) Nyttend (talk) 22:56, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

CfD closure[edit]

Thanks for closing this discussion! For info, when closing a discussion you are also supposed to remove the tags on the category page and to add an 'old CFD' template on the category talk page. More details see the CfD closure instructions. Marcocapelle (talk) 22:40, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Ha, I was just about to say the same! Thanks, and I've removed the tags and documented the result on the category's talk page. Cheers, -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:50, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks both, I am using the closing helper script and must not have checked the "make related changes" box. Will watch out in the future. UnitedStatesian (talk) 00:42, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: List of named storms (I) has been accepted[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: NuVasive has been accepted[edit]

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Fluxus Heidelberg Center[edit]

Thanks, Dlohcierekim (talk) 04:25, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

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Architecture of lebanon[edit]

Over at RfD, thanks for closing mine. But it wasn't "Withdrarn", it was "Withdrawn". What kind of Southern drawl do you have, sir?

That made my day. I am glad that I am not the only one who makes typos. I know it's puerile, but it really made me laugh. So thanks very much. 178.164.162.144 (talk) 15:19, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

thanks @178.164.162.144:. I have to correct it, but hope the laughter lasts nonetheless. UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:20, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Now I have Foghorn Leghorn in my head saying it. 178.164.162.144 (talk) 15:25, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

MfD closure[edit]

Hi. I saw this closure that you made. Can I suggest instead that an administrator hist-merge the revisions, so that it is clear what the source of the article's content was? --DannyS712 (talk) 02:40, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

 Done @DannyS712: histmerge requested. UnitedStatesian (talk) 04:02, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Redirect categories[edit]

Hello, UnitedStatesian,

Please do not blank category pages, especially redirect pages. See CFD Redirect Categories for policy on this matter. Wikipedia keeps article and category redirects and it is not proper to CSD C1 speedy delete empty categories that are actually being used as redirects. If you want a category redirect deleted, please do not blank it but propose it at WP:CFD for consideration. Thank you. Liz Read! Talk! 05:32, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Hey @Liz: thanks; can you point me to a previous CfD discussion for a soft-redirected category so I can see how to spell out such a delete nomination? UnitedStatesian (talk) 05:38, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Okay, now I will look or talk to those who have been around longer than I. Liz Read! Talk! 04:17, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

BLPPROD[edit]

Hi there, I restored the BLPPROD here as this says To be canceled, this process (when correctly initiated) requires the presence of at least one reliable source that supports at least one statement made about the person in the biography. Do not remove the until the biography has at least one such source. iMDb is not a reliable source and as such, does not negate the prod. Thanks! Praxidicae (talk) 20:19, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Your Editing Of The Jamie Shupe Article?[edit]

Can you explain the reason for removing me from the category of writers and Ocala, Florida where I reside?

You attempted to put me in Genderqueer writers despite me having returned to my male birth sex which makes me question what you are doing?

Jamie Shupe

Thanks.

Jamie Shupe

@JamieShupe:: thanks for the questions. Category:Writers is a category only for other categories; if you click on it you see yours would have been the only one in it. Similarly, a better category than Category:Ocala, Florida would have been one of its subcategories, such as Category:People from Ocala, Florida. Let me know if you have any other questions. UnitedStatesian (talk) 00:49, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Next Question: So rather than just deleting the categories, if you know these things then why didn't fix them with the proper Ocala category and writer category? — Preceding unsigned comment added by JamieShupe (talkcontribs) 00:52, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

@JamieShupe:: I could not find any sourced mention of the location of residence in the article, and the fact that the article's subject has written some things does not not automatically mean the article should be thusly categorized; please check out WP:DEFINING for information about what categories are the best ones to apply. UnitedStatesian (talk) 03:40, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

The PJmedia article says: "As a result, I have returned to my male birth sex.” He announced that he had lived in Ocala, Florida, since July of last year and that, on the previous day, he had been issued a Florida driver’s license identifying him as a male. “In my thirty plus year marriage,” he went on to say,"

https://pjmedia.com/trending/a-transgender-hero-breaks-ranks/

The writer section says: "As a writer, Shupe has articles and essays published in The New York Times,[29] The Guardian,[64] The Federalist,[65] MercatorNet,[66] The Daily Signal,[67] and Medium.[68]"

So at this point, I would like for you to either fix this stuff or undo your edits. As you know, I'm not supposed to edit my own page, so I have to instead confront you about your edits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JamieShupe (talkcontribs) 10:24, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

@JamieShupe:, I think it is better for you to raise these article's more broadly on the articles talk page, Talk:Jamie Shupe. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

@UnitedStatesian, funny you should say that. I posted the PJMedia article on the talk page on February 15th. You edited my page on February 23rd. Do you not read the talk page before you start editing? Or is this editing stuff about running around making mass edits to get awards and decorations from Wikipedia? I'm not supposed to edit the page myself because it creates a conflict of interest, so still waiting on you to fix or remove the errors you created.--JamieShupe (talk) 22:10, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

@JamieShupe:, apologies that I missed the request; we all make mistakes. The request is there on the talk page now. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:47, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Portal:Early human migrations[edit]

Fixed    — The Transhumanist   20:51, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

It is like arguing against a person's religion. Policy, logic and other people's views have no power over deeply held beliefs. Legacypac (talk) 21:37, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Category:Protein heteropolymers[edit]

Hello, UnitedStatesian,

I saw that you put a possibly empty cat tag on this category. Usually this tag is reserved for tracking categories and other maintenance categories on Wikipedia that might be empty time to time but usually will end up having contents at some point.

What led you to believe this category should be retained even if it is currently empty? Do you expect it to be used in the near future?

I meant to thank you, by the way, for the work you do with categories. It's a not an area of the project that has a lot of regularly contributing editors, so thanks! Liz Read! Talk! 02:40, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

You are very welcome, @Liz:, I enjoy helping out. I marked the cat because it is populated by {{Heteropolypeptide}}, which is transcluded into a number of articles, so the cat should not be empty once the updating process catches up. I dd not want the cat marked as C1 and possibly deleted in the interim. Once the populating begins I will remove {{possibly empty category}}. UnitedStatesian (talk) 02:49, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Page flagged for speedy deletion[edit]

You flagged my page Wikipedia:Outreach_Dashboard/University_of_Derby/5PU506_Content_Development_(January_2019) for speedy deletion under criteria G8. I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what this means, or how I fix it. Sorry if I messed up somewhere with it! If you could let me know how to fix the issue, I'll get right on it. Cbderbylib (talk) 18:17, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

@Cbderbylib:, sorry about that; you saw I removed the tag. I think the page may be in the wrong place; perhaps it should be in wikiedu.org instead? I'll do some research on my end, but I won't make any changes without letting you know what I find out. UnitedStatesian (talk) 18:45, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Happy to do any changes necessary. Cbderbylib (talk) 19:08, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Portal:Medicine[edit]

Hi UnitedStatesian. Unfortunately, when WikiProject Portals automated it, they had many of its sub-pages deleted making it impossible to revert to the previous version without masses of red links and distorted layout. You might want to think of restoring the automated version and then trying to get the deleted sub-pages and elements restored first. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 14:36, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

@Voceditenore:, already on it, have made the WP:REFUND request. Should be good as soon as the request is completed. And great job with Portal:Opera, by the way. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:38, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Copying licensed material requires attribution[edit]

Hi. I see in a recent addition to Draft:FACC AG you included material from the German Wikipedia. That's okay, but you have to give attribution so that our readers are made aware that you copied the prose rather than wrote it yourself. I've added the attribution for this particular instance. Please make sure that you follow this licensing requirement when copying from compatibly-licensed material in the future. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:48, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17[edit]

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Hello UnitedStatesian,

News
Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
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  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
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Brussels bombings listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Brussels bombings. Since you had some involvement with the Brussels bombings redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. B dash (talk) 12:34, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

number9ine[edit]

UnitedStatesian, I do hope the name reflects old fashioned American integrity as this handle suggests. Good to meet you, we here at Number9ine are looking to fill in the blanks on many artists who's contributions have been overlooked or not yet identified, we are excited to work with editors at Wikipedia and welcome guidance. If you would set up development page(s) for photographer(s) Tracy (Charles L. Tracy), Ruby (Ruth Tracy). Number9ine (production studio), 9 (Patrick di Santo), Anna Cleveland (model) and Ruby Studios, that worked together with Stephan Burrows, Halston, Elsa Peretti, Jean Michel Basquiate and others before their untimely deaths or hiatuses. Currently are working on a The piece "9" about American artist: Patrick di Santo and his affiliations that should be of interest to yourself not only for his contributions to the arts world but also his contributions to fathers's rights, children's rights, parent's rights, disabled person's rights and psychology. We will look forward to assemble important information in this one very convenient location. Please advise us regarding moving the current drafts we have been assembling to the best location for review. Again good to meet you. (Number9ine (talk) 22:44, 18 March 2019 (UTC))

Point72 Edits[edit]

Hello UnitedStatesian, this is Alex Reads. I have been making edits on behalf of my employer, Point72 Asset Management, for a couple of years now with the assistance of volunteer editors. I have been transparent about my edits and seek to improve the article by Wikipedia best practices standards. I saw that you had most recently edited the article and wanted to let you know it needs some updating. Would you be willing to either a) let me make the updates and then review them; b) let me post them on your talk page, or the article talk page, for your review; or c) review them and make them on my behalf? Thanks! AlexReads (talk) 01:00, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@AlexReads: I am happy to help. Please post the requested updates on the article talk page. I and other editors will review and make them. Thanks for you help on the project! UnitedStatesian (talk) 11:39, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

What is being done about portals right now, as we speak...[edit]

While the deletion discussions surrounding portals have been raging on, here is what has been going on behind-the-scenes...

Currently, there are 2,875 portals, comprised of around 100,000 pages in portal space, the rest beyond the 2,875 being subpages. Most of those subpages contain an excerpt, copied and pasted from some article. Such excerpts never change, and they go stale over time (no longer matching the original source material), but at least they’re excerpts from quality articles and not 1 sentence from a stub or a list.

The Portal Cleanup WikiProject was launched on March 8th, and has grown to 5 members (4 reverters plus 1 person who edited the page to fix a mistagging by me). We've been busy reverting portal redesigns that broke the portals so that all those subpages will be needed, which causes some problems because of outdated excerpts, but it’s the lesser of two evils.

The design concept called "selective transclusion", which is used for migrating excerpts (moving them to the base page), does so by displaying part of an article the same as a template. An added benefit of this is that it also keeps them fresh, by always showing the current version of the content that is transcluded. This sort of thing is okay as long as it doesn’t transclude garbage (see above).

Our parent project has also worked on ways to make excerpted content, and listed entries, dynamic, so that the material or links shown automatically change over time without the intervention of an editor. Selected articles, could be set up to change daily, for example, to present a different article each day. This can even be made to show a different article every time a user visits the page. Currently, we can do this from a set list. We're trying to make it so that the list is updated automatically from an external source that is regularly maintained. Well, they said this back when they were starting up the project, but then they gave us slideshows, which aren’t as good. It’s like when time and time again, the English Wikipedia community tells the WMF, “we want Visual Editor enabled on talk pages” and then the WMF gives us Flow. Never mind, that’s unfair to the slideshows.

Other automated solutions are being judged with regard to whether they need to be undone. Examples of good changes to portals include automatically updating did you know entries, and replacing outdated news from dead-project-walking Wikinews with auto-updating In the News sections that provide news about spider monkeys and the Richmond Spiders on Portal:Spiders (this has since been fixed to actually provide news on spiders), and so on. This is why bug fixing is also important, for both new-style and old-style portals. Make sure to report bugs at the Portals Wikiproject's talk page, and be prepared for a quick response. I have a lot of gripes about portals, their WikiProject, and its leaders, but the people there are nothing if not responsive.

Once we find portals that have been degraded by the subpar automated design, they will be reverted to versions that invariably still have problems, but at least they have fewer problems. This will probably increase the amount of maintenance they need, so consider maintaining portals in areas of interest. A single editor will then be able to watch over far more portals than before, ideally, thanks to MfDs (and maybe CSD X3 soon) decreasing the overall number of portals.

The Portal WikiProject is dedicated to fixing, improving, and maintaining the entire portal system and every portal in it. Come check us out, and if you like what you see, feel free to join. We may even surprise ourselves and exceed all expectations. Who knows what we will be able to accomplish in what may become the biggest Wikicollaboration in years.

Let's do this.

See ya at the WikiProject!

TL;DR I’ve got a list of portals that have been reverted or may need to be reverted (though not all do) from their automated versions over at WP:WikiProject Portals/Cleanup. You may want to list your reverts there (add the portals to the bottom section if they’re not there), or use the list to check more portals. The page also has some tips on when to revert. — pythoncoder  (talk | contribs) 21:08, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Portal Creations[edit]

@UnitedStatesian, For making many portals that I made, which is too narrow, no needed, etc. Is this a suggestion for to take a break from making portals?-- Happypillsjr 05:07, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

@Happypillsjr: Yes, I think such a break would well serve both you and the project, and has no downside, since there is so much else within Wikipedia to work on. But that's just my opinion. UnitedStatesian (talk) 05:11, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry![edit]

Hello, UnitedStatesian,

I meant to undo your edit on Category:Kevin Lilliana, not rollback your edit. The category is no longer empty and, even if it was empty, it's not wise to remove all of the parent categories as these should be checked before category is deleted. My apologies for the mistaken rollback. Liz Read! Talk! 16:23, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

No worries, was my mistake; only wanted to rm Category:Living people (should have used HotCat). UnitedStatesian (talk) 16:25, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Inquiry from a Public Relations Representative for Cantel on Assessing Wikipedia Article[edit]

Hello UnitedStatesian,

My name is Saralynn and I am a Public Relations professional at GCI Health, an agency specializing in healthcare. We’re reaching out on behalf of our clients at Cantel to potentially update outdated information found on the Cantel Wikipedia page.

We’re reaching out to you because we know Wikipedia users depend on active, qualified editors for accurate and supported articles. We felt that given your previous efforts editing Wikipedia pages on UBM Technology Group you might be interested in reviewing this page through the lens of updating older information.

To further disclose our position, we are aware that per Wikipedia’s guidelines, neither the company nor the company’s representatives can make direct edits to Wikipedia pages. Respecting these rules, our priority is ensuring that the Wiki has the most up-to-date information – we’re reaching out in the hopes you may be able to assess the current state of the page against publicly available information on Cantel to make accurate and appropriate updates.

Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions.

Best regards, SLK2019 (talk) 22:43, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Portal:Submarine merge went in the wrong direction[edit]

The newer portal (always automated) should have been just deleted in favor of the older portal which has a lengthy history and all the sub pages attached. BusterD (talk) 19:28, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

WP:Sofixit if you feel that way. UnitedStatesian (talk) 19:45, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
The merge discussion indicated the outcome I've described above. I don't like to edit war. I will fix it but didn't want to war about it. Thanks for your agreement. BusterD (talk) 21:43, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • statesman you make me laugh~ ~(: mitch ~ Mitchellhobbs (talk) 22:35, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Corteva Agriscience[edit]

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Nomination of Corteva Agriscience for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Corteva Agriscience is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Corteva Agriscience until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 14:22, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Being human[edit]

It's a sign of a meticulous editor that they can spot an apparently misconceived redirect and nominate it for deletion. Most just walk by.

It's a sign of human fallibility that sometimes that initial judgement doesn't stand up to further scrutiny.

And it's a sign of a really good conscientious human editor that they scrutinise their own work, and gracefully withdraw if they find it wasn't what it seems.

So thank you for all of the steps which led to this[2]. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 12:05, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks @BrownHairedGirl: that mean so much to me to hear from any editor, but especially coming from you. ~~

Just to let you know...[edit]

I have removed all the deletion notices on portal pages just now. Because you are applying to be added to the check page and used this as the rationale to be added, you probably want to add other reasons for needing the rights. Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 14:02, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, @Dreamy Jazz: but I don't think you got them all. Portal:Iran/Persian_literature is just one example. UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:58, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
UnitedStatesian, Ah. I see the problem. Forgot the shortcut. Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 16:00, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
UnitedStatesian There are 100 pages left now. Do you want to do them when you have WP:JWB or not? (I'm happy to leave them if that means you can get the rights now). Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 16:03, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
@Dreamy Jazz:, that would be awesome, thanks so much. UnitedStatesian (talk) 16:04, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
UnitedStatesian, Ok. The page which you would generate list from (using What Links Here) is User:Dreamy Jazz/PPD. Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 16:07, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Pulp and paper companies of Turkey[edit]

A tag has been placed on Category:Pulp and paper companies of Turkey requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. DannyS712 (talk) 08:56, 20 April 2019 (UTC)