User talk:VQuakr/Archives/2009

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Thank you! Jminthorne (talk) 00:40, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

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EncMstr (talk) 17:27, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello, Fellow de-orphaner!

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I noticed you added your name to the list of participants in WikiProject Orphanage. We really appreciate your help! The first things you could do to get started with us are:

  1. Read the Wikipedia:Orphan page, especially the section marked "Criteria". The page contains a lot of good advice to get you started, as well as the standard procedures we are using to de-orphan articles.
  2. Look at {{Orphan}}, and {{Article issues}} closely and make sure you know how to use them correctly. (It's not difficult, but it is easy to screw up. Trust me, I have.)
  3. Keep de-orphaning! Category:Orphaned articles contains all orphaned articles organized by month and there is a large backlog we need to clear out so we appreciate any help we can get.

Of course, you may have already known all of this, in which case sorry for the spam. Either way, let me know if there's any way I can help you contribute more to the project! --œ 18:38, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

V–J day in Times Square

I've belatedly noticed your short comment at Talk:V–J day in Times Square. I'm finding it hard not to infer that this article on a photograph is dogged by somebody who dislikes a particular statue, and is keen to introduce material denigrating the latter. How this illuminates the photograph is hard for me to understand (but then so is most of the "human interest" stuff about the identity of the kissers). Edits such as this one have prompted me to write at more length on the talk page; your input would be welcome. -- Hoary (talk) 01:26, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I had drawn similar inferences. I do not really have the background to contribute much to the article, but I will have a look at the discussion to see if I have anything to add there. Jminthorne (talk) 02:36, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

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Removal of PROD from List of German rocket scientists in the United States

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Moon Hoax

It was good that you sourced the Van allen quotes, but it still needs sourcing regarding the "they were safe/protected etc." parts. you can always undo and redo with fact tags. it can't automatically stay until someone changes it because you believe NASA or something. thank you Sfvace (talk) 01:20, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

As far as I know, you are correct that any questionable statement lacking a source on WP can be removed without using the fact tag. My message to you was a request, not a demand since using a fact tag draws attention to that section of the article but is less disruptive. Since the article is currently being worked on by several other editors, one of them might have access to a source that they can use relatively quickly. Stated another way, editors do not necessarily know what needs a source, until they are made aware that a given statement is not universally undisputed. Jminthorne (talk) 01:49, 11 September 2009 (UTC)