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Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord

Nice work! Sam Sailor 08:49, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. Somehow the significance of the work was missed in the nomination.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 08:57, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Typically happens when we forget to properly do all steps of WP:BEFORE. Do you want me to set up automatical archiving of your talk page? Sam Sailor 10:51, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
The nominator appears to be ultra-experienced. I guess everyone makes mistakes.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 19:08, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Nice...

Mr. J..j has a new protector, seeing no advertising anywhere. The Banner talk 17:29, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Jszj just deleted one of my comments at AfD. very lame behaviour.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 17:31, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Given the recent attitude towards battling over everything religious, I would give an editor with that attitude about a month before they got a permanent ban from any religious articles.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 17:38, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
That last AfD was not a good idea. For sure that they will re-spam it. The Banner talk 17:58, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Please take a look

No discussion is usually closing as no consensus. The Banner talk 12:12, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

@The Banner: WP:CANVASSING applies. — BillHPike (talk, contribs) 15:17, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
This is a neutral request, my friend. Not asking to vote this or that way. He can even stay away... The Banner talk 15:32, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
BillHPike, I don't think this is canvassing. There is no encouragement to vote one way or another.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:49, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Indenting

Regarding your edit to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Don Kottmann, please note that indentation is applied to comments on the basis of who they were replying to, not on the basis of "every comment always has to be indented one tab past the immediately preceding one". My comment was a reply to Theredproject, not to you, so it needs to be double-indented as a reply to Theredproject rather than triple-indented as a reply to you. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 17:22, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Roger that.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 18:10, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Bob Eggleton

Since you withdraw your deletion call, could you please remove the deletion template from the article page? Shsilver (talk) 02:20, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

it has to be closed by an admin or someone who knows how to do it. I don't.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 03:58, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Should have brought this here

I posted this concern at the visual arts talk page, and on further thought should have brought this here first. Wondering if you could explain the extent that you have, in good faith, removed information from visual arts pages. It seems you go in and in a matter of minutes remove much out of each page. I found this at the Alex Grey page (which I've reverted), and then, looking at your contributions for just today, many more pages impacted and then labeled with tags and thousands or tens of thousands of bytes removed in just a few minutes apiece. So I wanted to bring it to other eyes to see if your method of editing is normal for some editors and see if there is a concern. The following is new to this page: I know the Alex Grey material fairly well, and the things you removed seemed, on a quick look, to be fine for inclusion. And you tagged it with a few tags, including a COI which read like you were guessing, and which was not brought to the talk page which COI claims should be. So you can probably see my concern. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 19:59, 7 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi Randy, thanks for your message. For context, I have been cleaning up some articles in list of the 1900s American artists pages. I nominated a large number of articles from that page recently, and a very high percentage of those have been deleted. From that you might conclude that I have a decent idea of the subject area and can adequately assess notability and claims. In any case, the things I have deleted amount to the following types of things:

  • trivia-type narratives of where someone grew up and their family
  • list of artists and professors they was influenced by, when not sourced by a decent publication,
  • CV-style long lists of unsourced exhibition listings for less than highly notable artists. WP:NOTCV and so on. Group shows are really not that important.
  • lists of grants and academic run-of the mill fellowships received
  • religious promotion of books or similar works without proper secondary independent sourcing, and where none is available,
  • promotional copy designed to create a bogus creative aura around the artist (there is a special language for this in art),
  • sources give that are on blogspot or similar,
  • inline promotional URLS, per WP:MOS, which I try to convert to refs if they are relevant
  • a list of schools visited by a "don't do drugs" tour, see edit


In the case of Alex Gray, you are very experienced and I am sure you will agree that this is a bloated article that has a promotional tone. Any article that claims a relatively fringe artist in the art world is a "visionary" in its first sentence portends bad news. Look at the philosophy section of that article, for example: it contains no sources and is basically an original essay on the artist's thoughts. I will leave your revert, but I disagree that the lede material

"He is also on the board of advisors for the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and is the Chair of Wisdom University's Sacred Art Department. He and his wife Allyson Grey are the co-founders of The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM), a non-profit church supporting Visionary Culture in Wappingers Falls, New York."

has any purpose other than to promote his interests.

Another recent deletionof material was on Linda St. Clair, where I removed the following, in part:

As a teenager, she attended College Grove High School where her guidance councilor informed her that her career choices should be limited to secretary, teacher or nurse. After high school, St. Clair yearned for a taste of the larger world, and planned to move to Atlanta to study interior design. Instead, in 1970, Linda married her high school sweetheart and the couple had one son before divorcing in 1979.(ref removed for this page's formatting) In 1987, St. Clair married illustrator and fine-art painter Dean St. Clair. In 1983, the couple moved to Albuquerque and later to Santa Fe to allow Dean to pursue his art career. St. Clair was not painting at the time, but absorbed the artistic environment around her. “I went to galleries … even memorized details about other artists’ lives,” she said. “I was smitten with the art bug, but still too scared to pick up a brush.”

I would ask if you see any encyclopedic material there? I don't.

Here is another example of material I cut, from Jeff Chapman-Crane. This is an example of the "aura creation" style of writing, where someone drones on about how the artist developed their practiced based on the old masters and Van Gogh, without any sources to back that up:

"The artist credits his teacher, Don Hilton, with having an immeasurable influence on his work. He has also been inspired by Rembrandt and the old masters, but says that Vermeer's paintings were paramount among the classical creators in shaping his personal style. As for contemporary painters, Andrew Wyeth and other American realists have impressed themselves on Chapman-Crane and his artistic vision. Vincent Van Gogh is Chapman-Crane's favorite artist, but he acknowledges that their style is completely unrelated to one another. The expressionist's "passion and...the emotional intensity of his work," appealed to Chapman-Crane. He has not emulated the appearance of his art, though. While Van Gogh used expressive brush strokes with thick textural paint, Chapman-Crane's work is more restrained. His paintings are not highly textural, but more 2-D in nature. His brush strokes have been described as being relaxed, yet showing restraint. One reporter described a "sure, light and economical brushing technique" on his landscapes. His creations do not have the wild motion of Van Gogh whose work exudes energy. Chapman-Crane's subjects are more often in repose. Van Gogh also played with color, using unnatural and vivid hues. Chapman-Crane's color usage has been described as being more subdued. Words such as "stark," "matte," and "cool and muted," have been applied to his use of color and shadow. However, this should not be taken to mean that the works lack light and warm hues. One writer noted that some of Chapman-Crane's paintings of children showed them in the sun. Also, while his color is not dramatic, his lighting has been compared to that of the Baroque painters."

The problems with the above are: it's not encyclopedic, it has no sources, and it is vanity-type promotion ("Van Gogh also played with color, using unnatural and vivid hues." i.e. like Chapman-Crane). The artist is actually very notable, but not for similarities to Van Gogh: he has done a numebr of environmental works that have garnered significant coverage. In any case, the article also has a third aspect that I'm not sure if you are aware: visual arts articles with few sources and excessive detail, like this one, are typically products of the artist or someone close to them trying to promote them. That was the case with many of the articles at AFd that I nominated and have just been deleted.

I might also point out that in cases where the artist is clearly notable, I will frequently add many references, as I did in these edit of James Casbere, and these edits on Philip Lorca DiCorcia.

I hope this helps to explain the deletions. Let me know if you have any other questions. I know Wikipedia is a club, and those who have been around the longest are the most trusted, and that they are always watching the younger editors (sometimes with an eye to stringing them up at ANI and giving them a good thrashing).

I do think my reasoning is typically very good in these articles, which has to do with an extensive academic and professional background in the area. I'm hoping that the skepticism in your initial message might be tempered by what I say above. I'm not a willy-nilly deletionist-- every edit is reasoned. I imagine it is disturbing to see so many red-coloured deletions of material in my contribs list, however as I explain above, I'm thinking, not blindly deleting. Thanks for your note. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:26, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

PS: I did not count, but something like 30 articles that I nominated from the page list of American artists born in the 1900s have been deleted via AFD discussion. I hope that tells you something about the overall quality. There was a lot of promotional going on there. I am about half way through checking the articles.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:33, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Some of what you quote above seems notable and interesting to readers. Encyclopedia's don't have to read like bus schedules, they can include background information, some information about the thinking of the artist, and other points which define the artists and their work to the reader. In the case of Grey, yes, that all fits well and defines who he is and the work he's done related to his art. Saying he's a "fringe" artist gives pause, as that seems like you are judging worth and are more likely to delete or greatly reduce articles on those kind of judgments. You obviously have a quick mind, and a keen eye for what you believe isn't worthy of an encyclopedia, and there is some of my concern. The speed with which you edit a page shows that, even with a quick mind, you may not be making a complete mental picture of the context of an artist's life and work and, in so doing, seeing what fits and what doesn't. I can only personally judge your style of editing on your cuts to the Alex Grey article, which were so deep and encompassing that they were obviously made, within a few minutes time, by someone who hasn't studied his work and the extent that Grey has used his art to extend his contributions to other areas, and visa versa. And if you took Grey so lightly, I have no idea how your edits are effecting other artists' pages. As for deletion scalps, I'm agin' it. I keep out of deletion pages unless I run across them or they show up on my watchlist, and then I look and comment but it is almost always sad because, when I do, I almost always find other pages listed on the same day which have little reason to be deleted. Maybe it's a mindset where editors like me draw a higher bar than other editors, and am usually surprised with what is considered fine-for-removal by deletionists standards. This comment, and my above comment, are not my usual way of meeting and greeting a fellow editor, so I guess I'm actually pretty concerned about what you are removing (artist's families and shows are fine too), and removing so quickly, from pages which may have nobody watching them, and thus you are free to chop down the trees without sounding in the forest. This is a wall of text now, so I'll leave off, but please, if only for consideration, ease up just a little on what you may consider non-encyclopedic. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 11:41, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Jennifer Chan (artist)

Thank you! 13ab37 (talk) 20:08, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

No sweat. Did you write the article?ThatMontrealIP (talk) 20:11, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
I see you did not author the article, so no answer needed there. You should change your bold "13aB7" to Keep on the nomination page, as that was your obvious intention and makes the AfD easier to read. You could also post a very plain "Jennifer Chan (artist) is up for deletion" message to the Women in Red talk page. Don't make any posts soliciting a vote or your personal opinion, that is WP:CANVASSING.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 20:17, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Re Your Notability Comment on Lorena Ziraldo's Page

Hello, I have followed this page and noticed that you added a notability issue. I can understand that point but I would like to point out that this artist has been discussed quite a bit in major newspapers such as the Hill Times and The Ottawa Citizen. She is well known and has also been politically active with her call for a "National Portrait Gallery" (see these newspaper articles). Of course, one can always discuss notability but such a short article on a well known artist seems a useful addition to Wikipedia - no? Everything seems referenced and sourced. My two cents. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fredobaldi (talkcontribs) 01:11, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Hello and thanks for your note. I checked the page again and I stil think the tag ia appropriate, it might actually spur someone to hunt down further sources, for one. The only real solid source on the page is the Ottawa citizen article about her wanting a national portrait gallery. Bear in mind that the primary subject there is also the need for a national portrait gallery. Four Chronicle Herald sources are listed, and they have a very sketchy feel to them if you visit their website. WP tells me the Chronicle Herald is an actual newspaper in Halifax, but when I go to the web site the word "Halifax" is not even mentioned in the masthead. Four articles in the Herald amount to local coverage. If you also the last three references, you will see that they were uploaded to academic.edu by the article subject, who also uploaded her own image for the infobox. Add to that a bunch of gallery or non-independent sources, and you have a borderline notability question. I therefore placed the tag. Feel free to remove it if you can find some more independent sources with in-depth coverage!ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:24, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
USer:Fredobaldi, may I ask, since you uploaded her image here, and it has been approved by OTRS and your source is listed as "sent to me personally", are you somehow connected to Lorena Ziraldo, or is she perhaps a friend?ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:37, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for this response. The Chronicle Herald is actually a very large newspaper. https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=The_Chronicle_Herald reports: "The Chronicle Herald was also the highest circulation newspaper in the Atlantic provinces until recently". So, I really think you are looking at three real and serious newspapers: The Chronicle Herald (I believe that's the same like "Halifax Herald"), The Ottawa Citizen (both more than once) and the Hill Times. That's a fair bit of coverage. And I do know her, I own two of her paintings. I was curious about what standards you use for deletions and I noticed that you just created a page for https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Lauren_McCarthy. Looking at that page, it's kind of similar to Ziraldo, a short article on an artist with few sources. It's a judgment call, of course, but that page could also be proposed for deletion, conceivably no? Anyway, I do not doubt that the work you do is very valuable to Wikipedia, it's important to keep the quality high, but I still think that an artist who keeps coming up in the media across Canada should keep a short Wiki entry. I am just an occasional editor and mostly looking at local stuff in Ottawa. I don't think I have your experience. But I think it would be better to take the notice down. Someone spent some some effort here and the info looks accurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fredobaldi (talkcontribs) 23:10, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

thanks for your note. I agree the Herald is a good source, but their web site somehow looks terrible. On the subject of conflict of Interest, you don't explain your connection to the article subject... do you know her, or are you updating it for her?ThatMontrealIP (talk) 05:45, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

I know her, as I stated earlier, and she has not asked me to update her website but and since this local artist has this page, I will update it, using info from published sources. As for your criterion for the quality of a newspaper source, I find the "website looks terrible" comment not relevant. In fact, it's probably an indicator for how old and old-fashioned that outfit is. And on the topic of standards: You did not address the comparison to Lauren_McCarthy ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 45.3.26.194 (talk) 10:18, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

You admit you know her you. You uploaded her photo as well, so you must know her reasonably well. You have what we call a conflict of interest and should not be editing the page. That is clearly stated in WP:COI. We have those policies in order to maintain objectivity in the articles, which you may lack if you know her personally. The volunteer editors of Wikipedia dislike a couple of things very intensely, and one of them is promotional editing by people with conflict of interest. We even have a noticeboard for discussing such promotional editing: WP:COIN. Pages and users brought to COIN end up scrutinized by many editors. So, unless you would like to find yourself there, please stop editing her page. That said, you are most welcome to put your talents to editing a page on someone you are not connected to! I don't really have anything else to say, so you can stop posting here on my talk page. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 03:20, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Ok, bravo, you win. I will stop editing altogether. Too much hate on WikiPedia and I have other things to do. You know, I really thought we are all working together here. Btw, the only reason I was writing to your talk page is because I did not know any other way to communicate with you. Signing off Fredobaldi (talk) 10:00, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

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Moving comments on talk pages

Hi I saw that you moved some comments around on the deletion discussion talk page. This was not really necessary as I wasn't replying to your comment but to the above one. Comments do not have to be in chronological order and this can actually make the reply less clear, in this particular case it didn't make much difference. Help:Talk pages states "Add your comment below the last entry in the discussion. If you want to respond to a specific comment, you can place your response directly below it. Use a colon (:) to indent your message to create a threaded message". In the future please be careful about editing other's contributions on talk pages and avoid leaving instructions not to do things in the edit summary especially when there is actually nothing wrong. Cheers Dom from Paris (talk) 01:33, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. Yes I changed the order of the comments after you did the same first. As it says, "Add your comment below the last entry in the discussion." It would have been very easy for you to thread your comment as described above:"Use a colon (:) to indent your message to create a threaded message". This is tiny stuff, so no need to discuss it at length.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:06, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
DDP, have a look at WP:THREAD. What you did with inserting your comment above mine is incorrect, per the example.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:10, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
time-wasting comment follows.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 09:30, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
I didnt move your comment at all I simply replied to the comment above yours. I dont want to get into a pointless argument about this. Just take note that an editor can reply to a particular comment by inserting his comment directly underneath it and not under the last comment made. Thread just talks about indenting. There way have been a better way of indenting but there is no need to move a comment from where it was. I can only repeat what I copied from the help page "If you want to respond to a specific comment, you can place your response directly below it". You may not personally like that but it is very very very common authorised practice and you should really accept as ypu may find yourself reverted and told not to do it again. As i said in this case it didnt matter so I left it but please just take note that what i did is perfectly acceptable. Dom from Paris (talk) 06:51, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Rasterization

You've applied TNT to Rasterization, now can you help? I think you might have pushed it further down. いくらBraden1127 イクラ 17:17, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

I beleive that rewriting can be better than TNT いくらBraden1127 イクラ 17:21, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Did you know?

Did you know that archiving User talk is preferred to blanking content? - Wacomshera (talk) 20:32, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Do you want to set that up for me? Feel free to edit this page to set up standard talk page archiving. I tried a couple times and it was easier to "blank" (which is not really blanking as it is still in the history) than to set up archiving.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 23:32, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
Sure! I set up your first archive (Archive 1), which took your meaningful Talk page content (not the silly notification and WikiLove bull) from your first day through the end of calendar year 2018. I think (hope?) that you can take over the process now for 2019 (perhaps into "Archive 2"?) and it will be easier for you. - Wacomshera (talk) 01:09, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks very much! Does it archive automatically? I will figure it out... Thanks.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 01:20, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
You can set it up to do so. Looks kind of neat, but I prefer the older, slower way of manually copying and pasting. I may have an irrational fear of AI. By the way, I may be coming around to your theory that "minor edit" fixations are used to disguise conflict of interest. For example... ahem, who appears to be a PR person or actually is a certain director of a certain English city's design festival, which is beloved by Jimmy Wales' friend Yana Peel. I don't know... it feels like Yana and/or her circle of friends and/or PR agents are very busy making Wikipedia shine, but only the pages about themselves. - Wacomshera (talk) 01:36, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
I didn't look at the Yana Peel history of COI; I only looked at the current state of the page and the request edit. Re marking all edits "minor", that's a big effort. For example. If you add 2K of text and mark it minor, that's clearly attempted circumvention of surveillance, although I think the software knows they are trying to do that. I mean, you have to click minor every time! Clearly intentional. I don't even do that, I just type "m" as it is faster.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 01:43, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Cough, cough! - Wacomshera (talk) 01:48, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
OK I am going to archive this shortly as it comes a bit too close to the WP:OUTING policy. Have a good evening.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 01:50, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks :)

Thanks so much for your work on Austin Hansen!! Adding all the little reference tags was a huge help :) Bookgrrl holler/lookee here 14:02, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Edit: Also I see on your User page you're working to close WP's gender gap; go you!! Bookgrrl holler/lookee here 14:06, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Notability doubts

Hi, I came across https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Niclas_Castello and have doubts regarding his notability. He is claimed to be "one of the most searched artists" but this factor can be easily manipulated. I will apreciate your thoughts --SalomonSalmon (talk) 17:13, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Hi. His notability is pretty borderline. You could nominate it for AfD, it has at least a 50/50 chance either way.--- Possibly (talk) 18:01, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

A cupcake for you!

For helping edit Maria Chona! AtticEdit (talk) 16:23, 15 May 2021 (GMT+12)
@AtticEdit: Hi New Zealand! No problem on the edit, my pleasure. Do you know about WP:GLAM? There are a lot of museum people on here. Don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any editing questions.--- Possibly (talk) 04:26, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Notability

Hi, Possibly. Could you advise on the notability of Andrew Guenther? I came across him today, not really familiar with artist guidelines. Cheers, Eddie891 Talk Work 01:27, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

@Eddie891: Your hunch was correct, in my opinion. I could not find a darn thing about him. Sent to AfD. Thanks for the tip! --- Possibly (talk) 01:35, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

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For your work at WP:AfD. Bearian (talk) 21:12, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
@Bearian: Thanks, Much appreciated. --- Possibly (talk) 22:48, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!

Thank you for all your help whilst I slept! Theroadislong (talk) 07:47, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

My pleasure! --- Possibly (talk) 00:50, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

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Much appreciated, Possibly! Sharon Herrera (talk) 06:28, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks!

For putting a stop to vandalistic behavior on Ken Griffin's page Publius In The 21st Century (talk) 17:08, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

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I have zero idea about what you are talking about. You're just wasting people's time here; I am guessing you will be blocked soon for any number of reasons.--- Possibly (talk) 04:14, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
Well, it took 25 minutes for that. Archiving.--- Possibly (talk) 04:42, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

NPP

Hi there. See your name pop up frequently while I'm reviewing, and AfD. Have you ever thought of doing work over at WP:NPP? We could always use editors with a good head on their shoulders. Onel5969 TT me 16:32, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

@Onel5969: Hi. I was thinking of that, but at the moment I am just working on getting my CSD's right. Thanks for the thought though, and thanks for the good work you do!--- Possibly (talk) 16:37, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Possibly, no worries. If you do consider it, and feel you need guidance, there's always WP:NPPSCHOOL. Thanks for all your hard work. Onel5969 TT me 14:33, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for editing Fintalent.io

Hi there, thank for you providing some editorial input onto the Fintalent.io page I just created. This is my first page I have created so I appreciate your contribution notes. :) Jliebers123 (talk) 09:20, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

@Jliebers123: This page strongly looks like paid editing. Please disclose any conflicts of interest. --- Possibly (talk) 09:22, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
@Possibly: I have disclosed the COI on my talk page. So the next step would be to submit a request for an article to be written? As an aside, may I ask why you removed the reference to the boat club sponsorship in your suggested edits? (it may be that I have misunderstood the history page and that section is still there... albeit whilst the whole article is now hidden(?) - Best, Jliebers123 (talk) 09:35, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
will reply on user's talk page.--- Possibly (talk) 15:27, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Looks like somethings up with this...

Looks like someone is up to their magic tricks again: [1] and [2] How do we get a check user to determine if this is another new sock? Netherzone (talk) 01:13, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Speedied the draft, and added Detoxtu to the SPI. Thanks. --- Possibly (talk) 01:27, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

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A fish sandwich for you

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Re LiveWorkPlay

You ripped out a fair amount of Draft:LiveWorkPlay, what's up? Also, I'm sure not being paid by anyone. User:Iamthekanadian might be, or not; he's declared his COI. He's not a professional PR person AFAIK, do you know about User:Iamthekanadian than I do? Herostratus (talk) 23:30, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Hi @Herostratus: I think the changes I made were quite good, and carefully considered. See the diff. It was mostly removing inline links, which as you know are not allowed, removing the mission statement per Wikipedia:Avoid mission statements and removing the "individual recognition" section, which was an entire section on awards won by the individual people who work there. The article needs a lot of work to pass AFC, and I am fairly sure that my edits helped it in that direction. Let me know specifically which ones you think are not good edits though. Regarding the paid contribs tag, the creator of the article works at the organization, so it is highly appropriate to alert other editors that there are paid contributions. I wasn't referring to your edits at all. --- Possibly (talk) 01:45, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello, i am totally fine with whatever changes need to be made. That's why I asked for help and disclosed that I've been on Wikipedia for a few hours (more like 24 now). It may seem easy to understand all of it but I'm finding it quite hard. I'm not here to do something wrong. The organization had a page for a long time - maybe ten years I don't know - it was useful to people - I like Wikipedia and I do use it myself. I did my best to follow the delete talk and followed advice that the article was unlikely to get unrelated so best to start over. I did everything I thought I was supposed to do to disclose that yes I work for the organization. I'm not being paid to do this. I'm not trying to sell anything. I understand it would be better if someone who doesn't work for the organization wrote the article. Forgive I FCC I don't understand how a deleted page gets redone properly if no one is doing that - so I did it, in what I thought was a factual and well sourced manner. I asked for help and I'm totally open to suggestions. Mistakes that I made were not an attempt to do something devious. Thanks for correcting them. Hoping this experience becomes a little more positive - if for whatever reasons someone(s) are determined to keep this entry off wikipedia just tell me know. I'm not making a dime from this and I'm not trying to create the article as a path to becoming an influencer. Please be kind and try not to assign devious motives - if look at the article itself and the references you'll underhand nobody at LiveWorkPlay is getting rich and famous. We're just trying to make the world a better place and have had some notable success doing that. Thanks for your continuing help. I don't think I'm a "paid contributor" and I don't know why that's necessary, but if neutral people such as yourselves vet the article, isn't that the idea? I asked about if I could have the article undelated and multiple experiences people advised that wasn't likely so create a new one with more secondary sourcing. I couldn't see the first one but I did my best for what seemed like a lot of sources and I thought it was pretty drab and factual. I tried looking at other articles of similar organisations and to me this article was better than any I could find. But again if there are suggestions of examples that would be awesome. Iamthekanadian (talk) 03:46, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

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Thanks For Your Words Of Encouragement

I really appreciated that and just took your advice and removed myself from that now situation. Celestina007 (talk) 07:14, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Draft:LiveWorkPlay‎

Please stop readding the tag - it does nothing as there's no real need to "clean it up" before it's in article space, and it won't be in article space until it's cleaned up. I'm going to clean up some of the language for the user later, but I think there's been a lot of problems all around - even at the "teahouse" which purports to be a nice place to get advice, and there's confusion from that. I'm going to note that the PAID contributor policy explicitly states that they must be paid for publicity - i.e. someone working as an Amazon delivery driver would not be considered a paid editor with respect to the page on Amazon. The relevant quote is in the definition of "payment or compensation": Users who are compensated for any publicity efforts related to the subject of their Wikipedia contributions are deemed to be paid editors. The EnWp policy, with this definition, is listed as a foundation-approved alternate policy which may be complied with - thus I believe, as long as this user does not work in PR, marketing, etc - with the organization, they do not have to disclose. I won't argue that further, but please stop biting them and actually help them get the article into a better state instead of just putting tags galore on their user page and the draft. -bɜ:ʳkənhɪmez (User/say hi!) 17:51, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Berchanhimez, I don't think you understand the paid editing policy. To quote a sysop who replied in the Teahouse thread, speaking of the editor who created the article, "You are definitively a paid editor. Full stop. There is no ambiguity whatever. You are compensated by an organization that the article is about, and are indeed someone seeking to "write about a topic with which they have a close financial relationship."". The paid contribs tag is just plain old maintenance tags for helping neutrality. Also, I have made numerous edits to improve the article. --- Possibly (talk) 17:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
Well, I think I'm reading it for the letter of the policy. If a sysop is misinterpreting it, then the policy page needs updated (if it's correct) or the sysop needs corrected (if incorrect). The page wouldn't specify "any publicity efforts" if it intended to apply to all employees of a company in any department whatsoever. If the policy page is incorrect, then it needs to be updated and approved again by the WMF - because the policy page right now makes clear it is only applicable to users compensated "for any publicity efforts" - not just any employee whatsoever. -bɜ:ʳkənhɪmez (User/say hi!) 18:03, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
@Berchanhimez: I think two or three sysops in that thread agreed that the user is a paid editor. It's not really in question; I encourage you to read that thread. The tags regarding paid contributions, which is what is happening there, are standard practice. Just because an editor does not like it, we don't stop using them. I'm unwatching the page, which I think may be marginally notable but will probably not make it to article space because of the paid editing influence.--- Possibly (talk) 18:09, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
And I've spoken to multiple other sysops privately who think that the way this user has been treated is... less than adequate. You posted the following on their talk page: In general any employee of a company editing the company's Wikipedia page is what we call a paid editor. I would like to see the policy that you are using to justify "any employee of a company" (which directly contradicts WP:PAID the policy itself). -bɜ:ʳkənhɪmez (User/say hi!) 18:38, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
Berchanhimez, thanks for your thoughts on this. If one needs to be a publicist to be called a paid editor here, then all any company needs to do to engage in paid editing here is to not call the person doing the editing a publicist or marketer. "Web expert" or any other non-marketing title would do fine as job title. The paid editing policy is plain. Anyway, I find this whole discussion to be a bit of a time waster, as the main issue here is that an editor doesn't agree with our run-of-the-mill PAID disclosure policy. Now, I am going to archive this as it's not a discussion that improves the encyclopedia any. If you want to debate it, please find somewhere else for that discussion. Thanks.--- Possibly (talk) 18:47, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
It's not about what they're called - it's about if they've ever been paid to do "any publicity efforts" - no matter their job title. If they are, say, an Amazon delivery driver, and have never been paid to do any publicity efforts, then while one could say they have a COI with respect to the company, they are not a paid editor. The editor does agree with it - they merely are saying that it doesn't apply to them - and you are inventing policies that don't exist to try and apply it to them. Please stop biting new editors with this sort of behavior. -bɜ:ʳkənhɪmez (User/say hi!) 18:51, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
Again, you are misinterpreting WP:PAID, which says "The Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use require that all editors disclose their "employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which they receive, or expect to receive, compensation". I am pretty sure that the employee creating a page about their employer is expecting to get a paycheck. Second request: please don't post here any more on this. If it bothers you, post somewhere else. --- Possibly (talk) 18:56, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Postscript (added after archiving): the editor in question revealed that they were the director of communications for the company. Some users were not thrilled about that. --- Possibly (talk) 21:00, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Asking for your sage advice

Hi Possibly! I notice that you're involved in almost every COIN discussion. I'm a bit confused how it works because it doesn't seem to be the same as AfD. How is consensus reached? Who makes the final call about whether or not there's a COI? Who is the one that adds the templates to the talk pages? When the template is added, is it permanent? Meaning that even 5 years from now if the article is completely re-written, if someone removes a COI template from the talk page, that edit will get reverted?

This is my first time at COIN and I am feeling extremely overwhelmed with the whole procedure. Dr. Universe (talk) 00:54, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Hi. I'll reply at WP:COIN.--- Possibly (talk) 01:52, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. Can you tell me how consensus is reached and who makes the final call about COI, and who adds the templates to the talk pages, and whether or not that is permanent? I appreciate your suggestion for me to unwatch the page, but there's accusations about me and one of those users has been harassing me a lot in the past Dr. Universe (talk) 02:04, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
@Dr. Universe: All good questions, which I don;t feel like answering at the moment. However You can ask the above at COIN, where lots of other editors will answer. Start a new thread called "how does COIN work? " if you like. COIN has about a hundred times as many "watchers" as my page does, and you will get very fast answers. --- Possibly (talk) 02:07, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

By the way in regards to this:

Unrelated question

Pasted from the top of COIN, where it was mistakenly posted.--- Possibly (talk) 01:54, 3 June 2021 (UTC) @Possibly: Do you know why this is still up after 14 days? You said that a bot will archive it after 14 days? Dr. Universe (talk) 00:15, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

@Dr. Universe: I believe Possibly probably meant 14 days from the time the last post was made, not from the time the discussion was started. The last post prior to yours seems to have been made on May 24, and 14 days hasn't passed since that day. Now, unfortunately, it appears that your post (and subsequently this response made by me) has probably reset the clock, which means that the thread will be archived 14 days from today as long as nobody posts anything further. There's really no rush to archive discussions; most of the time they just end naturally when people stop posting and thus will eventually be archived at some point (if automatic archiving has been set up). If they're not archived exactly after 14 days have passed, then it's not really a big deal; moreover, if the thread is formally closed before 14 days have passed, then it might even be archived a little sooner (which again isn't a big deal). -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:20, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
@Dr. Universe: Marchjuly's answer above is excellent. At my talk page you asked a similar question about how COIN works. As Marchjuly says, this will be archived a while after the last post to the thread. In general I think COIN is effective at getting at the core of COI issues as many people contribute their views. Your message on mytalk page sounded like this discussion is overwhelming for you. If that's the case, don't participate, unwatch the page and do something else for a few days. --- Possibly (talk) 01:59, 3 June 2021 (UTC)


Actually it wasn't mistakenly put at the top of COIN, I was asking about that specific COIN posting which had started on 14 May and was still open even though I thought that it would be closed 14 days later (28 May). For the COIN discussion where you moved my question and its answer, I asked the admins to close it as soon as they can see fit, so I'm hoping that if no one else posts there, then it will get archived 14 days from now. Dr. Universe (talk) 02:11, 3 June 2021 (UTC)



Okay thanks so much for your help! I'll look at the COIN talk page which has more watchers than your talk page. You can archive/delete this from your talk page if you want! Dr. Universe (talk) 02:13, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Ganapathi Sachchidananda

Any guesses until Ganapathi Sachchidananda is back to its former "glory"? Adakiko (talk) 21:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

I think probably three weeks or so! It was really amazingly inflated. But like every bubble, it has to burst sometime. Thanks for keeping an eye on it. --- Possibly (talk) 21:33, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
@Adakiko: I went back and checked the bloated version; it had ninety (90!) section headings!!!!--- Possibly (talk) 02:11, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
Not nearly enough for such a godly guy. Adakiko (talk) 04:20, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Need insight

Hey Possibly, what do you look for the changes on Suzie Ungerleider? How does an artist update this with factual information? I don't see the info changes as being controversial, especially birth date. I'm new to WP so insight would be good. Fimahji (talk) 20:46, 5 June 2021 (UTC) Fimahji

Dear, Thanks for your comment on the draft https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Draft:Sandeep_Kumar_Mishra for the neutrality. Please check the list of notable works which are reliable,secondary and independent. The main thing about them is that these sources have Wikipedia pages published about them. That makes it clear that the sources are notable. Please also check photos and first paragraph.I have made necessary adjustments in lines for neutrality with Wikipedia standard. Kindly review at your most convenient time out of your tight schedule. Thanks.

The article on notability ( https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Wikipedia:Notability_(people)) says that "People are presumed notable if they have received significant coverage in multiple published, secondary sources that are reliable, intellectually independent of each other,and independent of the subject.People who meet the basic criteria may be considered notable without meeting the additional criteria " I have added a list of notable sources. So all other links are additional.--Workhardalltime (talk) 08:57, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

This photo and all other photos are available on the writer's website(https://www.sandeepkumarmishra.com/events). I may have attributed it wrongly--Workhardalltime (talk) 09:53, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you Possibly for improving Gilbert Étienne.
Vhhhhjhgy (talk) 07:46, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

The Deerborne Group

Hi, you commented on my edits to the page for The Deerborne Group (https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Draft:The_Deerborne_Group) regarding disclosure of connection to the topic.

I, Jeffrey Jones, work at The Deerborne Group. Is there a way to “officially” report this to ensure the edits are published? I was deliberate to edit the page from an objective, neutral point of view. Thanks!

I placed the disclosure for you on your user page.--- Possibly (talk) 01:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Copyright

Hello, one of my drafts has been tagged to be eliminated, I understood the copyright rules, I understand that it is eliminated, if you want please delete it now, but the question can I create another draft in which it is 100% original and try again write an article complying with the Wikipedia rules or can I no longer write about this museum? -Seb { 💬 Talk + 📝 Edits } 00:55, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

By the way one of the reasons why this happened was because I was translating what was written in the Spanish article page, apparently the Spanish page is a copypaste of the Hisour article, sorry I didn't know that the Spanish page was breaking one of the copyright rules, by the way, you should contact someone from the Spanish Wikipedia, since the museum's page in Spanish is a copypaste, I'm sorry, I just wanted to translate a text from the Spanish Wikipedia, I thought that the text in the wikipedia article in Spanish was 100% original, since Wikipedia allows the articles to be translated from other wikipedia in other languages, I am very sorry I did not know any of this.-Seb { 💬 Talk + 📝 Edits } 01:19, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi. Yes, you can certainly make a new draft article that has no copyright violations. I make a lot of art pages and would have helped with this one, but too much of it was based on copyvio. Regarding Spanish Wikipedia, it's under entirely different management so their copyvio is of no consequence here, although you could mention it to them. --- Possibly (talk) 01:43, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Question

Hello, in the note that you left in my draft, "If this draft does not meet the criteria for speedy deletion, or you intend to fix it, please remove this notice", with the part of "you intend to fix it", it means that Can I delete the copyrighted text by myself? -Seb { 💬 Talk + 📝 Edits } 01:01, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

OK I deleted everything except he first sentence, so you can return to editing it. An admin will come shortly delete the copyvio versions. Please be careful about copyright in future. Having to find the revision URL for what needs to be deleted and then ask an admin to do it, and then reply to you here is a pain in the a**. --- Possibly (talk) 01:23, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Malcolm Myers. THANK YOU

I just wanted to say a sincere THANK YOU so much for your help on the Malcolm Myers WIKI page! This is all so new to me and I am trying to do the best I can...so your feedback and editing assistance is amazing! I also was able to fill out the COI on my page (I think I did that correctly) thanks to your feedback. The only question I now have is when I do edits, can I submit them directly on the page? or do I have to use the "request edit" function (due to the COI)? CHeers! Jayho Jayho1970 (talk) 17:17, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

answered on user's talk page.--- Possibly (talk) 18:19, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Sean Canty

Hi I was wondering if you could give feedback and review this draft please. https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Draft:Sean_Canty Its been sitting in the review process for a long time and I can't move it to article space since it was created before I had credibility. : ) Soupmaker (talk) 14:44, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Soupmaker

@Soupmaker: I had a look. I don't think he is notable yet. If you take out the sources that are event announcements, confirmations (e.g. a faculty page) and other primary sources that are published by people he has worked with, then there is little to base the notability on. You could certainly move it to article space on your own (it does not matter when you made the draft) but I imagine it would get deleted eventually. I hope that helps. --- Possibly (talk) 21:35, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, very helpful and I will take your advice on this and hopefully the subject will have more notable coverage soon. I had moved another contribution (https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Draft:Emanuel_Admassu) to article space before and it was put back to draft by someone with this comment (draft improperly moved to main space by its own creator without AFC review) so i thought I cannot move them myself to article space. Soupmaker (talk) 22:56, 9 June 2021 (UTC)Soupmaker
@Soupmaker: Hi. You aren't ever really obliged to use AFC, unless a) you have not met the 10 edits/certain umber of days milestone (I can't remember exactly how many days/edits it is) or b) the article is an autobiography (even then it's highly recommended but not mandatory) or c) you are under some kind of editing restriction. I don't think any of those are true though. Bearcat, the editor who moved your article to draft, is a really excellent and highly experienced editor.
I imagine they saw what I am seeing-- that it promotes the subject a little too much, and perhaps needs more independent sources. You could ask them on their talk page. I hope that helps.--- Possibly (talk) 00:52, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Wilfredo Chiesa

Hello, Possibly. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Wilfredo Chiesa".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been deleted. If you plan on working on it further and you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it.

Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 00:48, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Let me know if you'd like this restored or you can request its restoration at WP:REFUND. Liz Read! Talk! 00:49, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
@Liz: HI. I had forgotten about his one. I think I have found two collections, so if you could refund it it would be much appreciated.--- Possibly (talk) 01:15, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

"conflict of interest"

You left a message for me that one of the pages I'd edited represents a conflict of interest. I have no personal connection to any page I have edited, so I'm confused. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Architectsyo (talkcontribs) 16:20, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

I got that idea as the article seemed to be pushing the ideas of Lance Hosey a bit. But I accept your explanation. Thanks for your note. --- Possibly (talk) 16:22, 15 June 2021 (UTC)


BILL HOMEWOOD

Hi Possibly

Wikipedia Volunteer Response Team gave me the link to this page. I wonder if you can help? Here is my query:

It has been brought to my attention that there is a banner above the entry about me on Wikipedia. The banner appears to suggest that the entry, or some part of it, has been improperly secured. I can assure you that it was certainly neither entered nor improperly secured by ME.

Can you arrange for the removal of this banner, please? I am extremely embarrassed at the suggestion.

In addition I see that weirdly my career seems to have stopped 30 years ago or more, though when I last looked at the page a few months ago, the most interesting part of my professional life (1990 - 2021, spent with the RSC, in the West End, on British television and in the recording studio) was comprehensively covered. Has someone simply deleted chunks? I do not know how Wikipedia works, but am surprised that this is possible, and feel the information should be restored - at least in precis. Quite apart from all that, in the last four years alone I have published 4 more books, won 2 industry recording awards in the USA, been nominated for an Audie and have recorded perhaps 10 audio books for Naxos. I see none of them in the entry. Here is a link about my recently published books: https://www.amazon.com/Bill-Homewood/e/B08RY189RL?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

Obviously I was not responsible for the Wiki posting about me, but if it's going to be there I'd rather it were accurate and useful, and did not impugn my integrity. Bill (In case there are other Bill Homewoods, I am this one: www.billhomewood.com)86.227.173.222 (talk) 18:08, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

It looks like MER-C was the one who tagged the article as possibly having been "created or edited in return for undisclosed payments". ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:26, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
...because it was created by a spam sockpuppet. This is reason enough to suspect the article is a product of undisclosed paid editing, but it does not imply that it was paid for by you. MER-C 18:32, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
I had trimmed the article (Bill Homewood) of unsourced material following MER-C's tagging. Looking at it now, it is reasonably sourced, so I removed the tag. The tagged version looked very much like promotional editing. --- Possibly (talk) 18:33, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

BILL HOMEWOOD

Thank you, Possibly. The content of the article appears to be a reduction of material on my website billhomewood.com. I am glad at least that the unfortunate banner has been removed, and grateful to you. Bill — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.227.173.222 (talk) 18:38, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Kamran M. Mirza

Hi Possibly. With regards to your comment about my page Kamran M. Mirza possibly being a paid service.. it is not. I am just a prior student of Dr. Mirza's creating the page over this weekend. Fascin21 (talk) 22:40, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

you need to declare your COI, see WP:COI. --- Possibly 23:55, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

While I don't meet any of the COI criteria (he is not my current mentor or teacher), I have made a statement in the "edit entry" function as outlined in the COI link - I felt this was most appropriate. I hope this covers it. Thank you for your guidance. Fascin21 (talk) 00:11, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

Article Caio Sael

Sorry for abusing the article references Caio Sael, but how long can I recreate the article because I know it lasted another 3 months, no one was indicated for deletion because they knew the article was correct and there were sources to prove the veracity of this article entry, I invite you to recreate the article correctly, as I see that the article had almost 1,000 (one thousand) readers, this means that the article is relevant and should be recreated correctly, and I also apologize for my rusty English.

Reference: https://pageviews.toolforge.org/?project=en.wikipedia.org&platform=all-access&agent=user&redirects=0&range=latest-20&pages=Caio_Sael Moniiquedecastro (talk) 00:07, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Unsigned

Hi Possibly. I just wanted to drop a friendly note that there was an unsigned comment left at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Emanuel Admassu, which made it look like Onel said something that they didn't. (It was more confusing than normal, due to positioning; that also made adding the unsigned template less obvious, although I've done it now.) Since I'm posting already, let me also tell you that I appreciate all your hard work throughout Wikipedia, and to particularly thank you for helping moderate in the last issue I brought over to COIN! Russ Woodroofe (talk) 07:00, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

Mirza

Re. draft:Kamran M. Mirza, I had added a disclosure statement to the edits and I guess it was the wrong space. I have now created a disclosure on my user page. I hope this fixes the issue. Thank you for your guidance. Fascin21 (talk) 04:23, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Steve Gaynor (June 27)

Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Nomadicghumakkad was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
Nomadicghumakkad (talk) 10:37, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
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Hello, Possibly! Having an article declined at Articles for Creation can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! Nomadicghumakkad (talk) 10:37, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

Noticeboard

Just to let someone know, as you were the only one who reacted to the oversensitive IP who decided to complain about me on the CoI board: it tried to bring the subject on the Administrator Noticeboard, and in removing the notice I accidentally pressed enter before changing the edit summary to note it's an overreaction that I feel has no need for intervention, specially considering it's not even from a registered account (the geolocator indicates the IP is from near Rio de Janeiro, so there is a high chance it's just someone who can't accept criticism of the president - Twitter is filled with those!). I just hope there was nothing wrong with my actions, unlike that IP that thinks I need to be banned. (and since you expressed not knowing WP:TOP25, it's a weekly report on Wikipedia's most viewed articles) igordebraga 00:35, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

Regarding Paid editor

Hey, I am not a paid editor. I am just a editor like you. I created that article cause its a very notable brand. I add short info at one time that's why you can see a lot of edits on that article. My internet sucks sometimes that's why I write small-small lines in an article and publish it so that I don't lose anything I write. I am just a normal editor from India who likes to contribute to wikipedia as its a great source for information and knowledge and that too for free. Thank you for your concern :) Badassboy 63637 (talk) 08:12, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

You have to admit, it looks exactly like paid editing. Who lists "wireless earbuds, wired headphones, wireless speakers, home audio equipment, and an assortment of mobile phone accessories" three times in the article? Then you sourced that list to golden.com, which is a wiki. You seem to be pretty wiki-knowledgeable so I assume you know that a wiki is a bad source here, but used it anyway. --- Possibly 08:29, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
If you find any grammar mistakes or any kind of mistake in the article you can please edit it😊. And i am sorry for that mistake. Thank you for correcting me Badassboy 63637 (talk) 08:37, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Jadé Fadojutimi

Hi, I just finished an article on Jadé Fadojutimi who is a significant up and coming woman artist in the UK. Her paintings are in over 15 permanent collections including the Tate and has recently been asked to participate in the Liverpool Bienniel. Her article was marked for speedy deletion and was deleted. You did a great job defending another artist I added to wiki a little while ago (Allison Schulnik) and I'm wondering how to defend my article for Jade. Do you have any advice? Thanks!!

Some people mad about their awards

Comment Dear user, some of the members of our association said and sent us screenshot that you have told somewhere that Guinness World Records is a paid record, anybody can achieve the same in exchange of money. We are the group of 300 Guinness Record holders, we are not the athlete nor any movie directors nor scientists that we will get Nobel, Olympic Medals, or Oscar to be notable. Don't defame the hardwork of a record holder. They are mostly from poor families not a millionaire to donate money to Guinness. Better you withdraw your comment otherwise we 300 Record Holder of the association will start some major campaign in various social media & ready to file case offially in Supreme Court & High Court with evidence within 7 working days by our legal cell.(talk)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Tony Foster (artist) has been accepted

Tony Foster (artist), which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.

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Leo Regan/Iman Amrani

Hi Thank you for moving the biography of Leo Regan to article space. I have been following his work for years, since i was one of the few able to interview him for BBC Radio when he published his first book. As a journalist and multimedia producer I have been researching work, particularly on mental health and was to find out that two of his documentaries have become cult classics among young people in the UK. I searched for more information and couldn't find a wikipedia page on him so I figured I would write a short one.

You asked about conflict of interests around Iman Amrani. I don't see that there are any. She was a colleague of mine during my time at The Guardian and I have watched her career closely since then. She has consistently broken glass ceilings in terms of race and gender with her work and brought a whole new audience to the platform for which she works. Her groundbreaking Modern Masculinity series was nominated for an RTS Award and won a Webby this year and resulted in her being a regular contributor on podcasts, international conference panels, TV shows, including Russell Howard on Sky and Al Jazeera. She is also recognised as a culture journalist who has interviewed and profiled the most powerful musicians in Belgium, France and Latin-America and as a reporter she has covered Grenfell, Bataclan, Guatamala Earthquake and race. Again it surprised me to see that such an influential journalist didn't have a page on wikipedia so I thought, as a journalist, I would give that a go too. I have quite enjoyed it and the editing process is gradually coming back to me - I used to do edit for wikipedia many years ago Captbalbo (talk) 17:58, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

@Captbalbo: Thanks for your note. Regarding Iman Amrani, being a former colleague is indeed a conflict for you. It is simply dealt with though, by placing a note on your user page about it. If the article is published, you should use the article talk page to request edits. More info is at WP:COI. Thanks. --- Possibly 18:03, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the guidance. All the best Captbalbo (talk) 18:46, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

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Draft:Ottawa_Board_of_Trade

As you know LiveWorkPlay got published! Thank you for your help. I took a shot at a new article Draft:Ottawa_Board_of_Trade if you have a minute - no rush of course - would love to know if I did what I was supposed to do to create and publish. I did read the guide/instructions for article creation but I am not sure I understand the final step or if I actually executed on that. Iamthekanadian (talk) 03:48, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

When you add someone

to a list, as you did with Frederick Conway, it is a good idea to check the link and see if it really goes to where you think it does. It should have been Frederick Conway (artist). Carptrash (talk) 05:34, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

hi @Carptrash: which edit are you referring to? I don't see any incorrect ones. Thanks --- Possibly 05:37, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
OK this one. Yeah, I guess I get a DAB wrong once a month or so. Thanks. --- Possibly 05:40, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in my RFA

Your comments and framing about my participation on Talk:Anita Sarkeesian were very generous. It is a pleasure to have watchlisted a page about a female subject which started largely as a vandalism magnet and today mostly defends itself because of strong sourcing and a vigorous discussion history. BusterD (talk) 19:28, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

My comments about you were well-deserved. Also, you have a few fans, judging by the 99% positive vote ratio. Congrats! --- Possibly 19:38, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

My two pages on Shuan Hern Lee and Paul Ji

Hi Possibly,

Can you please review both my wiki pages again to see if i have enough references? Thanks so much!

My two pages on Shuan Hern Lee and Paul Ji

Hi @Possibly. I hope you are well. Thanks again for everything! The article for Paul Ji is not for someone I know, and for Shuan Hern Lee, ive only met once, but i do know a fair bit about him. Will I need to declare the page about Shuan as a COI? Thanks!

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Reply to your message on my talk page

Hello, I am not paid financially by any company, organisation or business for my edits. Thank you.--Sixarp25 (talk) 20:48, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

@Sixarp25: thanks. Are you being paid by an individual, or do you have any connection to the company? It is rare for someone unconnected to produce an article like the medical records one you did. --- Possibly 20:59, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Possibly: No, I am not paid by an individual either. I am having my internship experience at the company, but it is for experience to gain insights. I am not paid by anybody. I see other companies, e.g. Kareo and DrChrono that offered similar products have their Wikipedia pages, so I wonder if the company can have one as well. I hope I clarified my intention in page creation.--Sixarp25 (talk) 21:44, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
You are a paid editor by our standards as you obviously get something from the experience, even if it is not monetary. Please disclose properly. You were very deceptive by not disclosing your direct connection when I asked the first time. It's a time waster and you will not build any trust here with that approach. --- Possibly 21:55, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Possibly: I am sorry about it. It is my bad that I did not understand the standards properly. Since I am not paid monetary, can you instruct me on how to disclose? Also, the companies, I mentioned with the Wikipedia pages; I did not see many editors disclose, so I was confused and thought I could create the page. Thank you.--Sixarp25 (talk) 22:05, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Just put a note on your user page saying you have a conflict of interest with regard to the company. Most editors do not disclose as they are not connected to he companies they write about. If you are connected you need to make at minimum a COI disclosure. --- Possibly 22:15, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Sorry to butt in to your discussion, but, per WP:PAID, I'm fairly certain that Sixarp25 needs to make a full disclosure, not just post a COI notice.-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 22:26, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Ponyo, it was a borderline so I was not sure. Sixarp25, could you paste the following into your talk page, in order to disclose properly?
{{paid|user=Sixarp25|employer=Praxis Electronic Medical Records}}
Thanks. --- Possibly 22:35, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Possibly: I have put the note on my user page, could you please have a check to see if I have done it correctly? Thank you.--Sixarp25 (talk) 22:19, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
That's fine. --- Possibly 22:21, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

@Possibly:@Ponyo: Yes, I think I have done it correctly. Would you please have a check? Thank you. --Sixarp25 (talk) 22:40, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Looks good to me. Thanks. Also, for the "reply" template you can add users with a pipe, as in "reply|user1|anotheruser|and-so-on". --- Possibly 22:52, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

@Possibly and Ponyo: Thank you very much for your time and help. Have a nice day. --Sixarp25 (talk) 23:43, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

thank you!

Thanks for your edits on Tanisha Williams. I was attempting to mash two drafts together and, well, it's not pretty. Yet. Thank you for your work. H0n0r (talk) 17:59, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Kuper Island Residential School

Hello, thanks for your advice. I consider that the edits that you reverted were paraphrases of the source material, and that the sources themselves, one of which you have removed, represent local, expert Indigenous perspectives that are critical to represent in an article on this topic.

I appreciate that this may not be an approach that aligns tidily with Wikipedia guidelines regarding encyclopedic writing and use of sources, however it is an approach that I believe is necessary to improve equity of representation.

Kuper Island Residential School

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Helping

Thanks for thanking me on Wagschal. Check out Shelagh Alexander. Had to really work to help out that one.Joan arden murray (talk) 18:41, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Max Liboiron

Hey — I came across this Draft:Max Liboiron at AfC, and was umming and ahhing about whether it's notable enough (two solid RS cites, a bit borderline IMO). I was tempted to approve it with a bit of WP:WOMRED benefit-of-doubt, but then noticed that you'd done some pretty significant editing lately, and also queried the creator's possible COI (so far unanswered, it seems), so thought I'd check if you have strong views on this, either way? Sort of second opinion / sanity check, if you like. Thoughts? Cheers, --DoubleGrazing (talk) 10:31, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi @DoubleGrazing:. IIRC, the draft was too big of a mess to rescue, and the notability borderline. There seemed to be quite a bit of hype, surrounding the sources and work. In such cases I tend to leave them alone, as I cannot be sure how much of the coverage is generated through promotion and how much was objectively reported. Hope that helps. --- Possibly 17:31, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Possibly. (Sorry, only just noticed you'd replied; wonder why I didn't get a notification?) Yes, it defo was a mess before you got involved, but I think you did a great job cleaning it up. I'll see if I can somehow improve it enough to make it publishable. Best, --DoubleGrazing (talk) 12:10, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Does this draft have any problems? ItsJustdancefan (talk) 01:14, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

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Apology

I recollect my snarky remarks at WP:COIN and in retrospect it wasn’t polite of me, please this has nothing to do with the ANI, and in no manner an attempt to change your point of view or anything of the sort. What saddened and still saddens me is the epiphany I was exposed to a day ago. I had always wondered why “ThatMontrealIP” stopped editing, your userpage always looked familiar each time I came across it and wondered why it always looked familiar and It wasn’t until yesterday I saw that you had your name changed and made it very publicly, (I mean it was boldly written on your Userpage) and this is quite forlorn, because prior this, I recollect having had a good working relationship with both “ThatMontrealIP” and even as “Possibly” even when I didn’t know that you were one and the same person, I wasn’t having a bad day when I made the comment, so I really do wonder why I made the comments, and even if I was having a bad day, it isn’t still justification for my comments at that venue, I try to do the right thing but I err every now and again, and I’m grateful for each and every opportunity to learn. I can only hope that you accept my apology. Celestina007 (talk) 17:27, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate that. --- Possibly 17:52, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

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Hi Possibly. Would you mind taking a look at this artist? I was wanting to add her to one of the Deaths in 1995 pages, and was hoping to find a date of death only to discover discrepancies among sources as to when she was born and when she died. This source for example, give her year of death as 1993 not 1995. Art Net, while not the best source, give her birth year as 1904 and not 1902. So... I am wondering if there is maybe some quality reference that might give reliable birth and death dates. Best.4meter4 (talk) 22:43, 6 August 2021 (UTC)

@4meter4: bad news: I found sources with the DOB as 1902, 1904 and 1914. I've added them, clumsily, to the article; feel free to change that. I am guessing that 1914 is a typo. I am equally confused about what is correct. The museum curators usually have excellent data, as object+data is their business! --- Possibly 01:28, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
Further: It seems like the most common dates given are 1902 and 1904 for birth; 1995 is almost always given for the date of death, with 1996 given very rarely.
Hope that helps! --- Possibly 01:44, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for looking. It doesn't really help solve the mystery, but at least it confirms the confusion is wide spread. I think I will just move on to the next thing on my edit list. lol4meter4 (talk) 02:49, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia sources

Hello you made a topic on the Inuyasha/yashahime character talk page. I want to work on it and fix but is there any Wikipedia guidelines in what to include, what not to include, and anything else I may need? Do we go with wordy flowery language with adjectives or just plain to the point.

Example: when you trimmed the page. This was part of a sentence “committing a heinous act by mercilessly slaying Setsuna”.

It was changed to. ”as he committed an unthinkable act by slaying Setsuna”

I changed it back because to my knowledge I would imagine Wikipedia would want it was originally but less wordy but I also removed mercilessly.. what I have “ committing a heinous act by slaying Setsuna,“

Honestly, I think “slaying Setsuna” would be the best.

However. I wonder if that needs to be said at all. So I want some evidence before I reword more and add sources. What is all that is actually needed? What is not needed? Thank you in advance. FedualJapan (talk) 01:03, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

Not interested, thanks. Please don't post here again. --- Possibly 01:06, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

Please be respectful. I don’t think you read what I was asking as I was only asking for sources, not help on the page. I know you have no interest on help the page.

Wow! I was only asking for help. I would hate to see how you treat people who shares something for you. I hope people who you ask for help from will not respond as rudely and hateful as you responded.

Sheesh it is sad. When we can’t ask for help anymore, especially from more experience users of Wikipedia. I asked you because I had respect for you, now I lost all respect. I have not interested in being treated like this when I only asked for help and believing in a possibly you would had guided me.  I hope for the possibly  you would be kind and respectful for other users of Wikipedia.  Have a good life. Bye. 
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A bowl of strawberries for you!

For taking charge of WP:COIN 👍 JBchrch talk 22:41, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, but I am not in charge there. I have just been following long enough to know most of the usual answers. --- Possibly 22:42, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
I know, just a joke given how active and reactive you are. JBchrch talk 22:46, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Maki Kaji

On 18 August 2021, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Maki Kaji, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 01:56, 18 August 2021 (UTC)

Is this a notable artist? I was trying to find some better sources but am not having any luck. The sources listed don't verify much of the content in the article, although being included on the MOMA list indicates some level of notability.4meter4 (talk) 02:46, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

@4meter4: I think she probably is, but it may be difficult to verify some of the material in the article. It seems that she had a reputation for being a collage/decoupage artist in the 1950s. This was one of the better sources I found. --- Possibly 03:02, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Artiplanto

You recommended Draft:Artiplanto for speedy deletion and it was deleted before I could handle it.

I have since edited the page. I removed all promotional wording and uncited or unverified claims. It should be good to go.

A kitten for you!

Here have a kitten

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Conflict of Interest / Malicious Editing

I have added a COI statement, although I am not actually being paid. Your insinuation that I have been knowingly doing something wrong for ten years and thanking me for "admitting" I'm being paid is beyond insulting, but I will no longer engage in an "edit war" with you or any other faceless, nameless entities. I believe your edits are malicious and possibly politically-motivated in nature. I'm not sure what I can do about it or who to report your behavior to, but when I have time I intend to look more into it. I would prefer an impartial third-party to review this issue because I lack faith in your objectivity and professionalism as an editor. Macklevine (talk) 04:00, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

@Macklevine: It sounds like you are upset, but it was extremely obvious that you have been using Wikipedia for self-promotion of various projects for about a decade. You have recently also confirmed this on your user page. We want Wikipedia to be impartial, and not the product of self-promotion. There are policies and guidelines in place to prevent the use of Wikipedia for promotion. The COI and PAID editing policies are very standard. This is run of the mill stuff that happens every day. All you need to do is a) disclose which articles you have a COI with (this is pretty obvious though), b) commit to not edit them directly, and c) use their talk pages to request edits instead. That way we ensure that Wikipedia remains neutral. Can you do that? Those three things are all that is required. You can still create articles, but they have to go through AFC, the same way the Black Seed article did. By the way, if you want more editors to read about this, post at WP:COIN, as has been mentioned to you numerous times. Your long-term COI editing is already under discussion there. --- Possibly 08:31, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
@Possibly: Nope. Not upset at all. In fact, I'm content to have been proven right in my assertion. You said you were a "woke anti-racist" when you "reported" me to the administrator (too late for an edit... got the screenshot). That is a quasi-political statement. "Woke" is an insult/label akin to "liberal" or "leftist" here in America that is used to "attack" another person's political views. It has a very specific connotation, which is why you labeled yourself that. I am neither "woke" nor "asleep". And nowhere above did I accuse you of racism. I accused you (and the user that "reported" me to you) of political bias. You admitted to it. That's called "talking things out", so I'm done. Have a good day and thank your for your time. Macklevine (talk) 06:36, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
The Merriam-Webster dictionary’s definition, woke means “aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)” which is how I understand it too in the Uk. Theroadislong (talk) 10:45, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

Woke

I don't know if it's your kind of humor, but I liked it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 14:04, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Maki Kaji

On 22 August 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Maki Kaji, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Maki Kaji formulated the name "Sudoku" while scrambling to get to a horse race? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Maki Kaji. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Maki Kaji), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Bayer Mack

You may be interested in this considering your previous experiences with this editor. -- Longhair\talk 10:31, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

...and this. -- Longhair\talk 10:48, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

On the topic of UPE

I’m sorry I’ve been away a long time. I hurt myself real bad during a sports competition. So I was unavoidable absent and couldn’t participate in the ANI I filed. You do make a very valid point here. The way I see it, an ARV (should in my opinion) be implemented for overt possible UPE. Asides you in COIN and MER-C (who is only human) there isn’t any real defense mechanism against unethical practices which makes cases like the aforementioned continue irrespective of our TOU on Paid editing. The way I see it, if it so happens that I come across the same editor creating questionable articles, I would open a fresh ANI, using the now archived entry as anchor and propose and indefinite ban on creating articles on biographies on living persons and organizations because statistically speaking at least two-third of all dubious looking articles seem to be targeting both topic areas. How they have managed to escape two COIN reports from Bri and the currently closed ANI is indicative that there is something we (as a collaborative project) aren’t getting right just yet. Celestina007 (talk) 15:04, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your numerous contributions. Celestina007 (talk) 00:35, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Thanks Celestina, so kind!--- Possibly (talk) 00:44, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Civility Barnstar
In addition to your excellent work on content, I am impressed by your very civil efforts to promote civility. Athough I don't know any magic that changes angry, aggressive editors into polite ones, thanks for being you. HouseOfChange (talk) 01:20, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

douglasburton

A couple of days ago I created a user page. It addresses your issues. If you look at the history, you will see that an Administrator agrees. Perhaps you should replace the links you deleted? Thanks. Douglasburton (talk) 15:24, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for creating a user page that describes your COI. That only took what, half a dozen requests to do so? The links I deleted were all links that led to copyrighted material that you had posted on your own website. Their deletion was entirely appropriate; I will delete more of them that violate WP:COPYLINKS when I get the time. As to your editing on this issue, you have certainly wasted an amazing amount of good-faith editor time resisting compliance with our basic policies. Please do not waste any more of my time whining about how you've been wronged. --- Possibly 17:03, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
I don't feel I have been wronged. You have improved things, and I thanked you for it. Douglasburton (talk) 17:20, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

Gender gap

Hello Possibly, thank you for what you do for gender gap, women artists, etc.Morningbastet (talk) 06:07, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Paul Rooney (artist) neutrality

Hi, thanks for your welcome message! I have amended the above page (in Sandbox as you suggested) to make it more neutral. I have a copy of a Wire magazine article which is very useful, should I upload a scan of that to Wikipedia? Is that a done thing? Headingly (talk) 11:51, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

User:Headingly/sandbox/Paul Rooney (artist)

Another artist needing a museum archive search. Thanks for your assistance.4meter4 (talk) 18:23, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

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I don't know if you saw my ping for your help at this discussion, but usually you are pretty good at locating sources for museum collection. Your input would be appreciated. Thanks.4meter4 (talk) 16:28, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

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Ugh, that draft was a mess. And, your additions aside, the article is still a mess. However, what you have added to it is well sourced and makes it clear that the man merits an article. Good work! -- Hoary (talk) 22:59, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
@Hoary: thanks for looking at that one again! I agree with your comments. I do enjoy finding one s like this where the notability is not immediately evident in the draft. It's like panning for gold. --- Possibly 23:04, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

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Maggie Siner

Hello Possibly, in your comment in the deletion discussion page for the article on Maggie Siner, you say that "I cannot find any sources that are in-depth and independent. There are one or two good mentions, but no record of museum collections or significant shows outside of the private gallery circuit that might make her meet criteria of notability". While references 3 to 9 already provide in my view a good list of in depth and independent mentions, I found several additional substantial sources, including in-depth articles on an independent high ranking newspaper (The Washington Post) by art critics, that in my view nicely complement existing sources to address criteria of notability. I also found that Siner's work is currently being displayed at a museum in New York, along with works from several very notable living or deceased artists, who have a Wikipedia page. All these additional secondary sources are listed in the Request Edits that I placed in the Talk page of the article. I also provided the citation needed for the biographical info. Would it be possible please for you to insert those requested edits in the article? Thank you very much for your consideration.Morningbastet (talk) 06:59, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

copyvio

a sourced quotation of a reasonable length is not copyvio--it'sin fact geerally a good way to show significance. Or is there material coped into Draft:Charles_Eugene_Shannon from other than the mmfa site? DGG ( talk ) 19:22, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

@DGG: my mistake, a sourced quote is of course fine. I missed the quotation marks in Earwig, and given the size of the article, which is pretty bloated, jumped to conclusions too quickly. Anyway, it would appear that the article does not have much of a future, unless someone takes the time to fix the inline sourcing and trim the article down. Thanks. --- Possibly 19:29, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
well, I've started. (There's no actual need for inline, except for controversial material or material questioned or likely to be questioned or judgments--or , in this case and as is frequent with artists, how to handle the more impressionistic parts of his motivations. But it looks like it was assembled from various sources; there are really solid sources in the NYTimes reviews, and I think he's important enough to be worth it. If nothing else serves with unsourcable material, I just cut it out. It'll still be in the history. And if I can't finish, the NYC chapter has many people who like to work with articles on the fine arts, and mos tof them know better than I how to do it. But here's what's odd about WP--I would never have noticed this if you hadn't marked it for speedy for I spotted it during my usual admin check to delete at CAT:CSD. DGG ( talk ) 20:53, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
you are a braver man than I am! I had a look to see what I could do as well, but it is so detailed that it represents a lot of work to get it down to size. I wish there were a large screen that warned new users that the likelihood of getting a short article published is higher than that of getting a 60kB article like this published. --- Possibly 21:04, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Gentling

I agree with your earlier edits, but I think this is a bit harsh. Much of the material is sourced, to the biographee. This is of course not normally a satisfactory kind of source, but what's sourced here is self-deprecating, so I don't see a major problem. (Bits within it can and perhaps should be flagged with "cn" templates.) -- Hoary (talk) 06:14, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

@Hoary: you are of course correct, and I have reverted that edit. I had missed the fact that the source was mentioned in the text itself and not as a cite book etc. inline. Regarding having one article for the two brothers, this quote made me think it was a good idea: "Scott Gentling was the more accomplished artist, even by his brother’s admission, but he was also the more retiring of the twins. Stuart Gentling handled the business of their art production, and Scott Gentling did most of the painting." --- Possibly 12:08, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Agreed. This is a new editor, who may be unaware that it's possible and indeed often preferable to have an article about a [professional] couple: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Broomberg & Chanarin, Gilbert & George, Wassink & Lundgren, Garfunkel and Oates, Onorato and Krebs (red!). -- Hoary (talk) 23:30, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
@Hoary: I fell for your hint and Onorato and Krebs is now a stubby blue link. Feel free to work your content magic there! --- Possibly 00:22, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, too busy now. But meanwhile, NB the instance there of "Oronato". -- Hoary (talk) 04:48, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

Tromsø Troll museum

Thank you for a swift and informative reply, Possibly.

We understand the conflict of interest guidelines you have highlighted. As suggested, we have now edited a draft on our userspace, and would like to request independent proofreading by you or another editor. The content remains the same, as we are confident it does not spread misrepresent the reality of the subject.

Thanks again for your assistance!— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tromsoseatroll (talkcontribs)

Hello! Some editors may volunteer to help you publicize your company, but it is up to them. I'm not one of them. Do be sure to disclose your financial interest properly, per WP:PAID. Best of luck. --- Possibly 12:27, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

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Your input would be appreciated at this AFD. Best.4meter4 (talk) 01:53, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

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Hello Possibly, thank you so much for all of your help editing my draft Gordon Bradt. You have been a great help! I have tried a few times to cite a source that you did not agree with, and I do understand your concerns about the source. Can you tell me if there is any way that I can reference information from a personal letter? It sounds like I can't, but what can I do? In trying to reference Gordon Bradt's WWII record, I have a letter from a US Congressman to Gordon Bradt on a "Congress of the United States, House of Representatives" letterhead. In the letter, Congressman Boozman who was on the committee for Veterans Affairs, documents Gordon Bradt's WWII war record. Is there any way that I can use that letter, without it being published in a secondary source? Again, you have been so great to patiently teach me how to write an article and edit for my first time! Terri Bradt (talk) 15:40, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi. You can't typically use personal materials as sources: family letters, family newsletters, diaries etc. We do not build Wikipedia pages based on family archives. We build them based on publicly available information that has, in most cases, been published by a reputable source. See WP:RS and WP:OR for more, and specifically WP:PRIMARY which says "Do not add unsourced material from your personal experience, because that would make Wikipedia a primary source of that material." --- Possibly 18:16, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Hello Possibly, I don't understand why you removed all EL. I see many other bio pages with EL. The EL contained a great deal of what I considered to be useful info. --Dr.bobbs (talk) 23:35, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

@Dr.bobbs:Trust me, that will help in your goal of getting the article published. At the moment the layout, images and text are a bit fawning and promotional; the large list of EL emphasized that. See also WP:ELMINOFFICIAL. Finally, do you have any professional or personal connection to Fialka? Thanks. --- Possibly 00:37, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
@Possibly:I see, thanks! I do know Fialka personally. Any further suggestions for making the layout and text less fawning and promotional would be greatly appreciated. I addressed the questions about "missing permission information" for two of the images by noting that the copyright releases are indicated in the fine print below each image on the web page where the image was published by the copyright holder. I hope that I addressed these properly? --Dr.bobbs (talk) 09:17, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
When I go to Commons there is just a generic link to a website that the images came from; it is missing a specific URL that shows the source. --- Possibly 13:45, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying, however I don't understand what you mean by "a specific URL that shows the source". I uploaded these two images to Commons. Apparently I made errors, and want to fix them; but I'm unclear on what is needed. E.g., at https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=File:Simon_Prentis_%26_Frank_Zappa_%26_Gerry_Fialka_%26_Gail_Zappa.webp I see "Source https://www.simonprentis.net/". I guess this is wrong? What would be correct, please? Would it be this: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/736440_a694a6f4ff054872ab049da21eb9f635.jpg/v1/fill/w_327,h_236,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/736440_a694a6f4ff054872ab049da21eb9f635.webp ? Then where, please, would I list https://www.simonprentis.net/ which is where the copyright release statement is shown? --Dr.bobbs (talk) 17:28, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

I saw the licenses, thanks, so the images are all good. My earlier answer got overwritten by someone else on this page. --- Possibly 18:12, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Great, and thanks again! So then I can simply ignore both warnings at User_talk:Dr.bobbs saying "Warning: unless the permission information is given, the file may be deleted after seven days.", and the files will NOT be deleted, correct? --Dr.bobbs (talk) 13:40, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi Possibly! I was looking at an old user list about WP articles missing and came across this draft for Gertrude Charlotte Moakley, User:Michael Hurst/Moakley. I don't have experience with moving things (that I did not create) out of the draft space but this looks notable and has been sitting in the draft space since 2016, which is around when the creator last edited Wikipedia. I was wondering about your opinion on this situation, since you have draft moving experience. Joojay (talk) 15:11, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

@Joojay: Hi. If you want to work on that, just move it to draft space. It's not usually done, but in this case the the creator has been gone for five years, so I do not think they would mind. We are also here to build an encyclopedia, That said, there is WAY too much detail and it might take forever to verify some of those citations. (PS: Just to confirm my suspicion, I will ask at the Teahouse). --- Possibly 16:23, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
@Joojay: I have asked at the Teahouse and on the user's page. It's an interesting question. The userspace draft is sort of in purgatory. --- Possibly 20:00, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
@Possibly: That is not what I was expecting as a response. Thanks for asking though, I appreciate it. It's too bad since clearly this editor did a lot of work (but also it still needs a lot more work). Joojay (talk) 20:03, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
@Joojay: do you mean you were not expecting the response from the Teahouse to leave it be? Waiting for the second response there. --- Possibly 20:05, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

I just was not expecting "purgatory", I assumed it would be something someone could re-create and edit? Joojay (talk) 20:07, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

I'm looking into it. We must be able to do this somehow, otherwise it amounts to a negation of the open content license. --- Possibly 20:08, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
The article on copying within Wikipedia seems to say we can create new pages based on other pages, and that the new page simply needs attribution. There is a template {{copied}} that seems to apply. --- Possibly 20:14, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
@Joojay: I went ahead and did it, and made attribution notes on the talk pages. That seems to be perfectly fine practice. Help yourself to Draft:Gertrude Moakley. --- Possibly 20:23, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! I will check it out tomorrow (in 15+ hours). Please feel free to make any edits, if you have time/energy. Joojay (talk) 20:31, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
@Joojay: I fixed a few ref errors, but the article on the whole is too far outside my expertise. I think it also conflates and a critical appraisal of her books with a narrative on her as a person, so that will have to be sorted out. Best of luck! --- Possibly 20:36, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

Hello. Thankyou for addressing the concern. Can you help me like who exactly are paid editors and how exactly does this effect the nature of my edits. I want to learn regarding publishing and editing. I think if more than two people are addressing the same concern then their might be something I'm missing on. Please let me know. Thankyou. Looking forward! Annaspencer13 (talk) 18:56, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

Your edits are very similar to those we see in paid editors. Are you connected to the subjects that you are writing about? --- Possibly 19:08, 20 October 2021 (UTC)
It would also be helpful if you engaged the community at WP:COIN, rather than individual editor pages. As it is Tomben2 who attempted to edit Manhattan House with virtually the same promotional language and edit summary you used has declared themselves a paid editor. Slywriter (talk) 18:23, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
@Slywriter: if the edits are very similar, an WP:SPI may be appropriate. --- Possibly 18:32, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
@Slywriter: Tomben2 (talk) 19:40, 22 October 2021 (UTC) Hi. I did mention in my edit summary that I am a paid editor for 'The Gibbons Group'. If I need to declare it anywhere do let me know. I intend to follow policies and be fair as much as possible. Yes I attempted to edit Manhattan House but that wasn't a paid edit. We are five friends who are being taught about how Wikipedia works. We were just editing and practicing. There was no aim to defame or promote a topic. I will not edit Manhattan House's page again as I've learnt it's not okay to do the way I was trying to do. But yes, please don't enlist my account as a sock-puppet as there is no intention to defame or promote. My latest edit was indeed a paid one by the company itself. Please guide me how to declare and so I will. I am fair and honest and so I'm not being ignorant about anything here. Thankyou. Looking forward for your response.

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