User talk:Vidamasvida

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Hello, Vidamasvida, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome!  --Runner5k 19:47, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Bill Andrews[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Bill Andrews, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. -FisherQueen (Talk) 18:05, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

The article Sparkleball has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article seemed to be about a person, group of people, band, club, company, or web content, but it did not indicate how or why the subject is notable, that is, why an article about that subject should be included in Wikipedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert notability may be deleted at any time. If you can indicate why the subject is really notable, you are free to re-create the article, making sure to cite any verifiable sources.

Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, and for specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Same for Cup light. NawlinWiki 14:48, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

In response to your comments on the talk page: the problem is not that sparkleballs aren't cool and pretty- they are- but that your article doesn't have any sources that confirm that they are notable, which is a basic Wikipedia requirement. -FisherQueen (Talk) 20:00, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Little context in Cuplight[edit]

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Image tagging for Image:Sparkleball.jpg[edit]

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Sorry that your Sparkleball article was deleted. If you would like to try re-making it, you can use these sources to make it more notable and verifiable.

I'm kind of new to Wikipedia, but I'd be glad to help if you want to re-make the article. Feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. --Runner5k 20:21, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I would be happy to help with your Sparkleball article, but there is still a chance that it may be considered unnotable and deleted. However, this will be less likely if there are sources backing up your information. I would suggest that you look for sources on the internet, such as the ones I listed above, so the information can be verified. You can then start writing the article, making sure to list your sources at the end, and I'll look it over to see if it can be improved. I'm no Wikipedia expert, but I'll do what I can to help. --Runner5k 16:06, 24 July 2007 (UTC)


Yes they can be rather arcane... If you have questions I can probably answer most of them; I've been here for a while. By the way, I removed the external link you added to List of basic craft topics pertaining to Sparkleball. This article is essentially a list of craft topics that have coverage here at Wikipedia; that is these have their own articles here. External links shouldn't appear in that list. Regards,--Isotope23 talk 13:42, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


These are not my forte... I barely ever categorize stuff. Wikipedia:Categorization has some info. Basically you just need to find the logical categories you want to add. For example, I just added [[Category:Women anthropologists]] to the article. I found this category by searching for Category:Anthropology. That led me to Category:Anthropologists and finally to Category:Women anthropologists. Let me know if you need more info.--Isotope23 talk 20:17, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! You Wikipedians sure are quick. Vidamasvida 20:18, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Only when we are online already...
Replying to your new questions, I'd suggest just removing the {{context}} template and then just leaving a message on the article talkpage stating that you added context and removed the tag... if anyone wants to contest this they can add it back and leave a reason why there needs to be more context on the talkpage. You don't have to sign your edit in the article; you really never want to sign your edits in articles. I'd sign the talkpage notice stating you removed the tag though. Regards,--Isotope23 talk 20:24, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Alex Finlayson[edit]

I've left some tips on the talk page for this article. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 16:08, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Did you actually read these? --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 17:34, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

No, but now I have. Remember, that for new users, the corridors of Wikipedia are massively labrinthian. I thought I had done what I was supposed to based on past submissions. (removing tag, etc.) But now that I've stumbled across your checklist, I will do my best to comply. Wikipedia is the survival of the patient and the diligent. Vidamasvida 17:42, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure your patience and diligence will be rewarded. Good editors, both in content and style, are always welcome here. If you look at the article talk page, you'll see the current progress of Wikification. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 17:56, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Rodhullandemu. I am a former (retired) English teacher, and the idea of Wikipedia, with its form and function, its objectivity and protocol, delights me no end. It is the blessed antidote to blogism, in my opinion. Vidamasvida 18:00, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, your article is looking fine now. My congratulations. The next ones will take you much less time, I'm sure. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 20:29, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, R. I consider the work of the volunteer Wikipedia army one of the best examples of intrinsic human goodness-- and really one of the few things in modern life I don't bitch about. Vidamasvida 23:15, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: Category help on Alex Finlayson. I did some checking and apparently the correct category is American dramatists and playwrights. I've fixed it now. (Categorization is a major pain in the butt).Vgranucci 03:52, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Vgranucci. However, when I went to the category, I couldn't figure out how to add a link there for Alex Finlayson. You're right. Categorization is a major pain in the butt-- and a fallacy of electronic research that all these webbing networks expedite information. (In my opinion.) So, if you will, one last help. Thanks, Vidamasvida 17:51, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Category help[edit]

Try here: Wikipedia:Categorization. Basically, you add category at the bottom of the article using double brackets [[category:stuff]] would add an article to the category stuff. Vgranucci 19:14, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Alex Finlayson & Google[edit]

Thanks for your confidence but I'm not quite sure how Google picks up Wiki articles. I suspect that words within the article are not high on Google's priority list for updating and it may therefore take a little while to filter through. Strange. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 21:39, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:DouglasDay.jpg[edit]

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Image copyright problem with Image:Douglasday.jpg[edit]

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Copyright is a tricky issue, and I am still struggling with it. In this case, the photographer is the copyright owner rather than Day and even Day's permission may not be good enough. If you know the name of the photographer, it's probably OK if you credit him in the caption - have a look at [[Image:Annie2007small.jpg]] for a similar one I uploaded. Meanwhile, this page gives some possibilities for usable copyright tags: Wikipedia:Image_copyright_tags/Displayed_and_ranked. Hope that helps, but it is a minefield. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 22:43, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

OK, if you go to the Annie image page, edit it & copy the copyright tags (you'll need both of them) onto the image page for DouglasDay.jpg, that should fix it. I've just had a problem with the Annie pic, so I hope it works for you. I'll keep an eye on it anyway for you. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 23:18, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
It helps if you reply on my talk page as linked from my sig. Also, to indent replies by putting a colon (:) at the beginning of the reply. Hope that helps. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 23:23, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
What you need to do is to cut & past the image reference - i.e. Image:Annie2007Small.jpg into the Search box to the left & it will take you to the image page. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 23:40, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Duplicate images uploaded[edit]

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Independent Bookstores[edit]

Hi. To add your article into this category, you need to put its category tag at the bottom the article, this will update the list automatically. You need to add [[Category:Independent bookstores|Independent bookstores]]. Hope that helps. --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 23:18, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

I don't think the categories get updated immediately, I've just checked Alex Finlayson and she turns up in the Wesley College alumnae but is not yet in American Playwrights & Dramatists. I'd wait and see a couple of days. As to the Wikify box influencing search engines, I doubt it, I've never heard that before. But then I'm not really an expert as to how Wikipedia actually works! --Rodhullandemu (talk - contribs) 01:13, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Forgive me for believing that Wikipedia is a holy mystery. That's how it works. That someone in England I don't know answers my questions Quickly! For Free! With kindness! as I document the wonderful and talented people I have known in my life, well, my dear RHE, that's a holy mystery. Vidamasvida 01:36, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Alexfinlayson.jpg[edit]

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