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Unspecified source for Image:DC_Logo.JPG[edit]

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Unspecified source for Image:Petro_Canada_Logo.jpg[edit]

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Canadianization[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome your help to create new content, but your recent additions (such as Canadianization) are considered nonsense. Please refrain from creating nonsense articles. If you want to test things out, edit the sandbox instead. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. BigDT 00:31, 4 February 2007 (UTC)


Comments about Canadianization: Excuse me?[edit]

Excuse me? I appreciate your comments about the graphics I attempted to upload, as noted above. I realized in retrospect that I was making an error, so I withdrew the uploads.

However, why would you insultingly characterize my entry on "Canadianization" as nonsense? The definition I gave is standard usage in the broadcast industry worldwide, or at least, it was until the mid-90's. If you would like me to provide some data to back this up, I will, but why did you not simply post a request for more substantiation on the article itself, as opposed to removing it? Isn't that standard Wikipedia practice?

Writerguy 18:50, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

John Dupuis[edit]

Speedy deletion of John Dupuis(Canadian science fiction editor and critic)[edit]

A tag has been placed on John Dupuis(Canadian science fiction editor and critic), requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

See Discussion page.


Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not meet very basic Wikipedia criteria may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as an appropriate article, and if you can indicate why the subject of this article is appropriate, you may contest the tagging. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm its subject's notability under the guidelines.

For guidelines on 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. Chopin-Ate-Liszt! 01:55, 2 March 2007 (UTC)



So be it. The 'speedy deletes' aren't supposed to go through like that, and I apologize. I was hoping you might read the notice before its deletion, and provide the necessary objections. My intentions are only to improve this website, and as such I have been trying to help get rid of unnecessary articles. I support you re-creating the article, so long as the following criteria are met (truly, these are more like recommendations):

1. The article title is rather long. (perhaps 'John Dupuis (Sci-fi editor)')
2. The article needs to contain sourced information, and should not be from your personal knowledge (though I do not doubt it's validity). This is extremely important.
3. You should provide the necessary links to the page wherever his name is present (exg. 'Aurora Award' page)
4 Provide more information (the biggest reason I felt it should be deleted, was the lack of intra-article information. From links in other places(once, again , 'Aurora Awards') one could deduce most of the article's subject.)
  • I will be happy to author the article if you do not wish to. (I also think this might help, since, as a colleague of the subject, your authorship may be slightly bias)

I apoligize sincerely for the inconvenience, however you will be glad to know I have the contents of the original text right here:


John Dupuis is a Canadian science fiction editor and critic currently living in Toronto. He has been active in science fiction circles for many years, and was one of the founders of Montreal's annual Con*Cept science fiction convention.

In 1997-98, Dupuis co-edited Canada's first alternate history anthology, Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas with Montreal author Mark Shainblum. The book garnered two Aurora Awards for Canadian science fiction.

He currently works as a librarian at York University in Toronto.

(I am amazed the co-author of an award winning science fiction anthology is complaining about rewriting so much text, but once again, I'm happy to do it.)

  • Finally, on a more personal level, I know my place as an editor, and like all humans, am a victim of mistakes. I would also encourage you to stop making edits to your own page, and pages of subjects you are associated with in real life. Though you may have more knowledge on the subjects, as previously mentioned, you might add slightly biased material, and especially unsourced material. --Chopin-Ate-Liszt! 21:33, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Unspecified source for Image:Cott1_a.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Cott1_a.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:Cott1 a.jpg)[edit]

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List of McGill University people[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of McGill University people[edit]

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IBS link[edit]

Hi,

I just removed the link you placed on the irritable bowel syndrome page, and I thought you might like an explanation (were it one of the generic spamlinks that get regularly thrown in the EL section I wouldn't bother, but this is potentially a valuable one and I don't want to disuade you from adding appropriate links). I looked over the link and was impressed with the length and detail of the organization's page. On some pages a link like this would be valuable. However, the IBS page is extremely lengthy, with 27 sections and 124 references. Also, the infobox at the top of the page contains links to the Diseases Database, MedlinePlus and eMedicine pages on IBS, all of which link to generic, encyclopedia-style information. WP:EL states that links should be kept to a minimum, and the section on links to be avoided first criteria is "Any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a Featured article." I don't see what this resource adds to the page that is beyond what would be contained in an IBS featured article, and this is the primary reason I removed it. Hope this clears things up. Thanks, WLU (talk) 17:10, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

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Accidental article?[edit]

Hey, Writerguy! I noticed that you created the page Yiddish prefix:Talk:Isaac Asimov/, which I'm assuming was a mistake. It looks like you wanted to post to the Isaac Asimov talk page, so I went ahead and moved the content there, under the section header Yiddish and nominated the article for a housekeeping speedy deletion. Let me know if that's not what you intended to do (or feel free to fix it yourself, if you like). Thanks! Writ Keeper 19:50, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

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