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Please post all new discussions at the END of the page, to allow for easier chronological tracking! Thank you! WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 18:44, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Draft:AirySense Technology[edit]

Hi WikiDan61,

Thank you for your explanations. I'm a bit mixed with the requirements. If I write of the really new thing, where can I get the links to other sources? And, for example, there are links to Belorussian TV, CTV, telling about AirySense. Will it be enough? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexei ro (talkcontribs) 16:40, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

@Alexei ro: You'll need to cite sources that provide significant coverage of this company. And this is not a "really new thing", as it has been around for 4 years or more. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 16:46, 9 November 2017 (UTC)


Thanks wiki dan 61 for supporting me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TGBCT1 (talkcontribs) 16:21, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks wiki dan 61 for supporting me.TGBCT1 (talk) 16:22, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Request on 17:17:33, 13 November 2017 for assistance on AfC submission by Flippers4feet[edit]

Why is sufferlandria considered humor? If you check them out on Facebook or their actual website - they are a real virtual country. It is talked about by thousands of people and having a Wikipedia entry would allow the masses, when they hare someone talking about it, to get detailed information about what it is.

Flippers4feet (talk) 17:17, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

@Flippers4feet: The fact that many people share a joke does not make it any less a joke. If you can cite some actual coverage of Sufferlandia in media independent of this group (i.e. has any newspaper or magazine written about it?), then you might have something. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 17:30, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Request on 21:56:56, 14 November 2017 for assistance on AfC submission by Rpage2016[edit]

Hello! I am trying to get my article over Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects posted onto Wikipedia! I was wondering if you could help me edit the page before I submit it for review so it can get accepted!

Rpage2016 (talk) 21:56, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Rpage2016: As I noted when I declined the submission, the analytical portions of your article don't appear to be sourced to a reliable source. You can't write analytically about a piece of literature, and cite the literature itself as your source. Your analysis came from someplace beyond the literature itself, and without a valid source, it appears that the analysis came from you, which would violate Wikipedia's policy against publishing original research. If you can provide sources for your analytical conclusions about the work, there might be something to work with. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 22:19, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Please be aware that your signature uses deprecated <font> tags, which are causing Obsolete HTML tags lint errors. Also, it contains a section that doesn't seem to do anything.

You are encouraged to change

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Respectfully, Anomalocaris (talk) 22:20, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Anomamalocaris: Thanks for the heads up. I created that signature years ago. Didn't realize it was causing problems. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 22:26, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I left out the worst part; your signature was also causing Tidy bug affecting font tags wrapping links. All fixed now. —Anomalocaris (talk) 23:09, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

refering to Sogrape Vinhos Portugal Draft[edit]

The page Sogrape is of the Group company (Sogrape Original Legacy Wines) wich has several other companies (Bodgas LAN in spain, Finca Flichman in Argentina, Los Boldos in Chile, Framingham in New Zealand, Evaton in USA, etc.) and this page if for the Sogrape Vinhos Portugal wich is one of the companies that is hold by Sogrape Original Legacy wines — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nuno Kincaid (talkcontribs) 19:27, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

@Nuno Kincaid: Understood. I don't think the draft you've written is sufficiently sourced from independent sources, but if you can find more sources, feel free to resubmit your article. I'll add the comment that you've made here so future reviewers are not similarly confused. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 19:47, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

31 hour blocks[edit]

I saw on ANI you were wondering why 31 hour blocks are the standard - well...quoting from my user page So I was wondering why the standard blocking time is 31 hours, and apparently it's because one random guy thought that was a good number—with an excellent rationale of "31 is a prime number, that has appeal TO ME over all the other 29<x<37 numbers"—in 2005. Guess it's really true that things are done in wikipedia because that's the way it has always been done. So yeah.. Galobtter (talkó tuó mió) 13:12, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

@Galobtter: Thanks for that primer! WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 13:34, 16 November 2017 (UTC)


Why did you revert my edit? Gak (talk) 15:28, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

@Gak: I didn't. That was Doc James. You'll need to contact that user. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 15:31, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
You removed a recent secondary source "Greenwood, David (2008). Antimicrobial Drugs: Chronicle of a Twentieth Century Medical Triumph. OUP Oxford. p. 121. ISBN 9780199534845. " and replaced it with a primary source? Not sure why? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:05, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
@Doc James: Thanks for taking the time to answer. As this discussion has nothing to do with me, do you two mind taking it somewhere else? (Talk:Phenoxymethylpenicillin or User talk:Doc James would be my suggestions.) WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 16:08, 21 November 2017 (UTC)


You commented on my Wikipedia draft about Stormy Chamberlain. I had to create this page for a class project and including a picture was extra credit and that was the only picture that didn't get flagged for copyright violations. I deleted your comment but only because I do not want my page to get deleted before my teacher grades it. Sorry about that. Thanks for your help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lindseynrich96 (talkcontribs)

@Lindseynrich96: Your draft page won't be deleted merely because of my comments, and in general, it is considered very poor form to remove other users' comments. You may reply to the comments, and you may continue to improve the article. As for the extra credit, that's up to your teacher, but if you have access to photograph Dr Chamberlain, she might prefer a less silly picture. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 02:44, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

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Hi WikiDan[edit]

I appreciate your concern. However, we are a team of students and professors at Babson College and believe that our page is accurate.

Could you please explain to us why you do not believe this page is qualified?

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charlieack (talkcontribs) 17:13, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

@Charlieack: I'm pretty sure I explained the issues in my comment when I declined the submission. If there's something about my explanation that you didn't understand, could you please elaborate? WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 17:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

You cannot rename a river, because it suits you[edit]

Mate - Afon Adda is the name, its not Called River Adda, although granted, that may be a name used colloquially by some english speakers. I've not incorrectly named it - ive merely corrected a previous error! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Epa Cymraeg (talkcontribs) 13:40, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@Epa Cymraeg: As noted on your talk page by both me and the administrator who corrected your mistake, the English Language Wikipedia has guidelines indicating how articles should be titled (see WP:Article titles). Although the native Welsh name of the river may be Afon Adda, the common English name is River Adda, and that is the how the article should be titled for English readers. There is a Welsh language Wikipedia ( You are free to title articles in your native Welsh language there, but here, we use English language titles. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 13:44, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Clearly you have no idea what youre talking about! The Name of the River is Afon Adda, but is colloqually referred by SOME but not all as 'River Adda'. Place names are the names, regardless of WIKIPEDIA's policy towards other languages. If the English language entry is erroneous, then, it needs to be corrected. THats what I did. Your edit is incorrect! Nothing more to add - so please put it right. This is a BILINGUAL country, where Welsh Names are oftern changed for reasons like your PETTY argument. If Wikipedia is to be trusted - things like this need to be corrected! Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Epa Cymraeg (talkcontribs) 13:52, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@Epa Cymraeg: If you have an issue with the Wikipedia policy, you can take it up at Wikipedia:Village pump (policy). However, until the policy changes, I stand by my edit. If you would like to open a discussion about the name of this particular river, you may do so at Talk:River Adda (Wales). If you can obtain consensus for this move, I'll support it, but until then, I won't change my action, and I recommend that you do not do so unilaterally either. That might get you blocked (as you have already been informed once by an administrator that your move was incorrect). WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 13:56, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@WikiDan61, I only have an issue with your poorly assessed interpretation of the Wiki policy. Look at ANY map of this river, and youll see its NOT called River Adda - try this map as an example: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Epa Cymraeg (talkcontribs) 14:14, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@Epa Cymraeg: I choose not to discuss this matter to death with you. If you want to move the article, take up the issue at Talk:River Adda (Wales). Please do not bother me any more with this argument. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 14:28, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]


Hi Dan61, Thank you for your feedback. Creating a Wikipedia is more difficult than I imagined. I have made changes to the reference section of my draft. I wanted to know if I was heading in the right direction -- as far as citing sources -- in order for my page to become an article. Can you advise?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks. --BKCarter (talk) 16:33, 14 December 2017 (UTC)BKCarter--BKCarter (talk) 16:33, 14 December 2017 (UTC)