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Joe A. Kelly[edit]

Hi, I removed the speedy tag you placed on this article because it seems to me that the article asserts a modicum of notability. In any event, there is sufficient doubt that I think a deletion request would be better served by opening an AfD, or possibly {{prod}}. Thanks. Johnleemk | Talk 08:19, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

You've just dared to AfD an article by Billy Hathorn — you're in for a lovely treatiridescenti (talk to me!) 18:27, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Dailyshow logo hires.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:Dailyshow logo hires.jpg)[edit]

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Categorizing[edit]

Thanks for the heads up. Guess I should check before I start making so many changes.Konczewski 01:46, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Lizzie Grubman[edit]

Yes, well, I'm near the point at giving up because no one, not you, the author, nor two editors have given reason why this person is notable. Its clear to me that people just write up articles on whatever they think is relevant for an encyclopedia when its clearly not at all prudent to do so. There is no assertion of notability apart from committing a felony, which is in and of itself, not notable. There is also only one reference for the whole article which is quite poor. JD 3 Aug 2007

The UK's third city[edit]

I'm disinclined to assume good faith with User:62.249.253.204. The same user was behind at least two other IPs this morning (79.65.152.10, 79.73.145.200), tagging mentions of Manchester with the same phrase. — mholland (talk) 17:16, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Jack-welch.jpg[edit]

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Type punning line height hack[edit]

Hi! I noticed your edit here increasing the line height in a <code> snippet. That's a cool trick, and it should really be incorporated into MediaWiki's definition of the <code> tag, so it doesn't have to be done all over the place by hand. I don't suppose you know how to make that happen?

I'll post over on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Programming Languages in the meantime. --Quuxplusone 02:32, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Tammy's Request[edit]

See Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons#Privacy_of_birthdays and Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard#Tammy_Duckworth_wants_to_remove_her_maiden_name_and_birthdate. --YbborTalk 02:24, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Please post to top of my discussion page[edit]

Thanks. Lycurgus 16:26, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for informing me.. I'll use that from now on.. Sniperz11talk|edits 18:02, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Oops![edit]

Thanks for fixing my mistake. Not only did I not realize that I had basically razed the Glenn Greenwald:talk page -- I'm not even exactly certain how I did it in the first place!<br. />--Nbahn (talk) 04:46, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

User:68.236.180.229 spam[edit]

I don't anything about the value Broadwayworld.com links but if they aren't useful links, I'd suggest adding to the blacklist. Making the links dead is the best way to stop spammers. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 00:12, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Meet The Robinsons[edit]

Thanks for your contribution to the Talk page and article on this. However, many editors have tried to cut down the summary of this complicated plot. I'm sure you're right in thinking it could be shortened more. However, since we've done all we can, could you show us how you would do it? Otherwise, there will never be progress! Cheers. Chelseaboy (talk) 19:06, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Accessory zapper.jpg)[edit]

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This Is Fake DIY AfD[edit]

The recent AfD on This Is Fake DIY was recently closed as "No consensus", and a new one has been re-opened at WP:Articles for deletion/This Is Fake DIY (3rd nomination). As an editor that participated in the closed AfD, you may wish to repeat your comments at the current one. Tevildo (talk) 16:01, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to the Superbad plot discussion[edit]

William, thanks for the link to WP:PLOT. According to the policy, Wikipedia articles...should contain real-world context and sourced analysis, offering detail on a work's development and historical significance, not solely a detailed summary of that work's plot (my emphasis). Therefore, a detailed summary is expected in addition to other examples of context and significance. I agree this should not be an indiscriminant collection of facts, but I think you've scaled it back to the point were several key plot elements are missing. I'd also like to point out that Wikipedia:WikiProject Films/Style guidelines#Plot states plots should be between 400 and 700 words and they should be comprehensive. I invite you to review my list of specific points on the article's talk page and comment as you see fit. Hoof Hearted (talk) 18:50, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Improving Facebook to Featured Article status[edit]

I am currently working on improving Facebook to Featured Article status, and I noticed that you have made substantial contributions to the article recently. If you have time, I would appreciate it if you could help out and improve the article. Some comments by other editors have been left at the peer review, Wikipedia:Peer review/Facebook/archive2, so feel free to address those issues, also. Thanks for your time! Gary King (talk) 08:34, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry! Editing comment[edit]

Sorry William! I thought it would be a helpful addition... I still don't really know how to use the talk pages properly, so I usually avoid them altogether... I only just learned how to sign my post! Jmckinley (talk) 02:33, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

United Nations Security Council and the Iraq invasion[edit]

You reverted great deal of original research within this article, which would be fine, but you did not also add the required reliable sources, see wp:or. By doing this you violated WP policy, I assume inadvertantly. Please just revert your error now.

I don't want to nominate this article for deletion. I have deleted the part with OR, a year after raising this issue in TALK. Raggz (talk) 07:22, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Please can you explain[edit]

Why adding external links regarding the artist in question and there latest release or interviews is spamming? I actually posted what I was doing onto a wikipedia policy discussion and asked for their opinion, to which no-one disagreed with its relevance.

Please explain.

Secondly, at what point did I admit to working for Clash Magazine? A magazine which you will find is based in Dundee, Glasgow and London. Pretty far to commute for me. Considering I live in Newcastle.

I await your reply.

And if any of my posts are removed. I will be contacting relevant administration to find why the posts of sites like NME, DiS and others were not. - Dirty Volvic (talk) 16:28, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Point Taken[edit]

But can you now explain to me why a variety of other reviewing websites and magazines are allowed to have their countless external links remained untouched and their littering of ratings- undeleted? - Dirty Volvic (talk) 08:41, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

If I may interrupt, I haven't seen anyone make an assertion that print publications in question don't meet WP:RS, if introduced into the prose as citations - It's concerns about a potential WP:COI by a particular editor (yourself, Dirty Volvic) that prompted the reverts. That said, you'd probably stop running into this problem if you added new and relevant prose on the articles in question based on these sources, rather than simply dropping them into the External links sections. If you're curious about the syntax, check out WP:CITE. Copied at User talk:Dirty Volvic. MrZaiustalk 12:45, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Life on Mars logo.gif)[edit]

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Google Browser Sync[edit]

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AfD nomination of Google Browser Sync[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Google Browser Sync, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Google Browser Sync. Thank you. Jmundo (talk) 21:29, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Please comment on political straw polls[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello William Graham! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,414 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Tyler Drumheller - Find sources: Google (books · news · newspapers · scholar · free images · WP refs· FENS · JSTOR · NYT · TWL

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Wii at E3 1.jpg[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Wii E3 2006 (front left angle).jpg[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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