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Thanks for the new picture! I plan on expanding List of Green Bay Packers stadiums in the near future, but I wanted to get it into the project space sooner. I am glad to see that you are still around and editing! Hope all is well! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 02:09, 12 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was pleasantly surprised to see you back! No matter if it's long-term or short-term, a good solid hand is always welcome. I'm doing fine and I hope that you are too. I mainly have discretionary time to upload images and not enough to do much article work. I went on too many excellent long vacations to get all of the images up. Cheers! Royalbroil 18:34, 14 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cup Series[edit]

Should most of the articles with Sprint Cup Series in the name be move protected until January 1 to prevent a premature move once the new sponsor is announced (i.e. Sprint Cup Series, List of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions)? – Nascar1996 (talkcont) 16:23, 15 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd say no. It's a low risk and can easily be undone. Royalbroil 02:06, 16 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Was this taken from the old Pioneer Inn? I used to stay there as a kid. Great pic! Matt (talk) 22:39, 13 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't remember exactly where I took that image. It was almost 10 years ago! Royalbroil 03:56, 20 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Old World Wisconsin[edit]

Would you happen to have any photos from Old World Wisconsin? I am working on a building list similar to what is in the Heritage Hill and Wade House articles and there really seems to be a dearth of images in commons. I may have to take my wife there and spend a day photographing the buildings. There are a LOT of buildings. I need to do some newpaper search and expand the history section also. Pretty sad article. Nyth63 03:34, 21 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I should have photographs of every building from my last visit on August 6, 2013. I may have skipped some outhouses and the like but I have most. It's worth spending a day there! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Royalbroil 02:12, 22 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have been there a couple of times in the past but it has probably been about 10 years since my last visit. I am thinking about visiting again with my wife. I just moved over my first draft of the table from my sandbox to the article. So far I have the three NRHP buildings and about 5 more buildings with profiles from WHS. How much effort would it be for you to upload some of those pictures? Could you start with filling in the 5 or so buildings I don't have pictures for? There was an Old World Wisconsin category in commons already. I had to find a few of the photos and add that category to them. There may be other photos from there in commons somewhere that I have not found yet. There are SO many buildings there I was thinking that it take a while to finish it so any help would be appreciated. I am looking for suggestions on what default sort order to put the building in as strictly alphabetical would be rather confusing because of the way the buildings are grouped by area at the site. I have an extra column I named 'Village' than I felt would be helpful. Nyth63 12:13, 22 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I uploaded several images and I have MANY more. While I found a site map, it is incomplete and somewhat cumbersome. So I'm not always certain which image corresponds to which building. I love the village column. I suggest sorting by village then secondary sort by structure name. Royalbroil 02:32, 1 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I have been looking at google maps trying to figure it out. There are some street views in the park so that is helpful. I will be visting on Monday with my wife. Anything I should get pictures of besides outhouses? Nyth63 00:09, 3 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm excited for you! I'm sure that you'll have a great time. A fair weather day for sure. I should have photographs of the main buildings but I can't say for sure. I don't know exactly what I have since I don't have a map available. Would you email me the map that they give to you? I'd photograph the secondary buildings for sure. If you did notice that I had uploaded a photograph with the wrong name, I could fix it at Commons. Royalbroil 18:29, 3 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I found another map online here that may be a little helpful. Google street view may be able to help you match a photo with a building location but it won't tell you what the name is. Those rather cartoonish/artsy maps kind of annoy me. Probably because I have some background in surveying and GIS systems. Really annoying that the north is towards the bottom of the map. I will let you know how things turn out tomorrow. I am thinking about asking around if a curator or someone like that is around that may be able to supply a detailed list of the all the structures. Have to be careful not to annoy the wife too much though with a busman's holiday. Nyth63 00:34, 4 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I just added a pre-1976 history to the article and I would welcome your review. Nyth63 01:57, 4 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have some pictures that I took of the detail maps on some of the plaques around the park. How do you want me to send them to you? Nyth63 18:39, 5 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would you email them to me through the "Email this user" tool on the left side of this page? If that don't work, I think your email address will show up in an email to me and I'd reply back with my email address. I photographed some of the plaques when I was there which has proven to be quite helpful. RoyalbroilAlt 15:05, 6 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was looking at the Heritage Hill State Historical Park article and noticed the protected area template at the bottom. I was going to add it to the OWW article but noticed that site is not included in the template. I noticed that Wade house in not there either. Do I presume that it is because they are run by the WHS? This seems odd that for such similar sites both run by state agencies that one should be included but not the other. Are you aware if there has been a past discussion about including all the WHS sites in that template? Nyth63 18:11, 10 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't remember any discussions. Seems like correctly a long overdue oversight. I think it would be uncontroversial to add a section Wisconsin Historical Society sites to the template (be bold comes to mind). You could start a section at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Wisconsin just to be safe. I suppose it would be healthy to have a real discussion there once anyhow! Royalbroil 02:33, 12 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bold it is. Added group to template and then added the template to the articles. We'll see if anyone objects. Nyth63 23:43, 13 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invite to Packers Project[edit]


I remembered you mentioning on a few of my past DYKs that you weren't far from Green Bay, and as a fellow cheesehead I thought you'd be interested in hearing that the wikiproject has revived! Regards----Church Talk 02:05, 23 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

Merry Christmas to you and all of my Wiki Friends! Royalbroil 12:41, 27 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Bloxham, Florida[edit]

Hi-I started the Bloxham, Florida article; many thanks-RFD (talk) 18:04, 13 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your help! Royalbroil 02:17, 15 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks for the message; User: The Catalyst31 also help with the article with retrieving the photo and with providing the info box for the article. I appreciate the help and kindness that The Catalyst31 has provided with many articles. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 09:28, 15 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oak Grove, Florida[edit]

Hi-I checked the GNIS for Oak Grove, Florida and there are 6 entries; I look at the article about Route 90 and I think the sould be Oak Grove, Florida in Gadsden County, Florida; another possibility is Oak Grove in Escambia County but that would be a little further from Tallahassee, Florida. Oak Grove in Gadsden County? Many thanks-RFD (talk) 17:43, 17 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I started some articles about the various communities named Oak Grove in Florida. I left a comment at User:The Catalyst31's talk page; Oak Grove, Gadsden County, Florida is the community you probably took the photo off since it is on Route 90-many thanks-RFD (talk) 19:37, 17 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi-The Catalyst31 added the info boxes to the articles about communities named Oak Grove in Florida. You may want to look at the Oak Grove, Gadsden County, Florida article with the photo in it-many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:04, 18 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow, 6 entries! It reminds me of Franklin, Wisconsin. I checked the photograph time stamp and it is the one located in Gadsden County. It's located between Mount Pleasant and the Gadsden/Leon county line. Thanks for your help! Royalbroil 12:43, 18 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi-per your request I redirected Oak Grove, Florida to the Oak Grove disambiguation page; I should had started an Oak Grove, Florida disambiguation page; however, some editors keep merging the smaller dab pages to bigger dab pages. It was easier to add the communities to the bigger disambiguation page. I never been to Florida. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:20, 18 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, I wasn't aware of the trend of merging smaller dab pages into larger. Thanks! Royalbroil 13:22, 18 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes-several Wisconsin dab pages were merged into bigger dab pages and this has been a trend for the last few years-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:54, 18 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mel Shaw[edit]

Hi User:Royalbroil, I saw you uploaded some Trans-Am Series pictures in Commons. Do you happen to have any pictures regarding Mel Shaw (racing driver)? He is a former Trans-Am driver recently involved in a deadly crash at Brainerd.

Kind regards, Poppo154 (talk) 15:11, 3 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't have an images of him, but I likely have several images of his race cars since I've gone to a bunch of Trans Am races at Road America over the past 10 years. The hard part is to figure out how the car looked in a season then looking through the HUGE collection. RoyalbroilAlt 03:03, 6 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charlotte Speedway[edit]

I saw your photo request from 10 years ago for Charlotte Speedway and the best I can come up with was an USGS Aerial Photo of the track. You can see the image right here at I hope you like it! Sawblade5 (talk to me | my wiki life) 21:37, 15 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I forgot about it a long time ago! I was originally hoping for someone to photograph the location as it stands now but that's not realistic. Thanks for your help! Royalbroil 23:57, 17 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Monroe McKenzie - wrong house?[edit]

Hi, Royal. I just added a summary for the Monroe McKenzie house at National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Jefferson_County,_Wisconsin and I'm pretty sure the photo that you uploaded, though a beautiful house, is the wrong one. Take a look at the references. -Jeff the quiet (talk) 04:43, 15 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree and I removed it (and at the German Wikipedia). Thanks for the heads up. I'll look through the rules at Commons to see if I can delete the image. Royalbroil 02:42, 16 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

10 years of adminship, today.[edit]

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Wishing Royalbroil a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 03:11, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh wow! Thank you for the message. Royalbroil 04:56, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hail to the chief! - The Bushranger One ping only 06:05, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow ten years! Good job Royal!!! -- Dolotta (talk) 15:23, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When I think back, life was significantly different for me 10 years ago. I anticipate that it will be a lot different in another 10! Thanks for the pings. Royalbroil 16:52, 26 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I changed it in my preferences (for all future signatures). Thanks for letting me know. Royalbroil 06:14, 30 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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I just bought a new book that came in the mail today. I started leafing through it and, what do you know, several of the picture credits were listed as "courtesy of Royalbroil, Wikimedia Commons." The ISBN is 978-1-68201-058-7 if you are interested in looking into it. -- Dolotta (talk) 03:54, 16 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I do believe this is worthy of a barnstar! Dolotta (talk) 04:05, 16 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Woot woot! I love it when that happens. It's my way of helping the world and leaving a positive mark. I occasionally go on the internet and search for Royalbroil images. It's AMAZING what I find - both good and bad. I am puzzled when I'm attributed for images that I didn't take. Some of my more mundane images rank high and the stellar ones don't for some odd reason. Thanks for the barnstar! Royalbroil 14:48, 16 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
After sitting down for an hour or two and counting things up, it turns out that they used thirteen of your pictures. You must be doing something right! -- Dolotta (talk) 18:41, 18 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Holidays[edit]

Hope you are enjoying your three day weekend! Wish you the best! -- Dolotta (talk) 12:43, 25 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merry Christmas to you and all of my Wikifriends! Royalbroil 13:46, 26 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


At the risk of burning up your talk page, I will be heading out on vacation tomorrow morning to sunny Florida. Can you think off the top of your head of any pictures that I could take on the way down or back that is reasonably close to the I-94? That is presuming that my wife and mother-in-law will let me take a detour.... -- Dolotta (talk) 23:34, 11 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pretty ironic - me too! Except I'm flying. Nothing comes to mind. When riding in the passenger seat, I'll take pics of the cities/communities along the way. Enjoy your Wikibreak/time off. Royalbroil 05:50, 12 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm chuckling! I left Wisconsin to avoid snow and cold and what do you know? I'm sitting in a hotel in Illinois with snow and 20 mph winds! Enjoy your trip as well. -- Dolotta (talk) 03:57, 13 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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I split it out of the Roger Penske article. Looking at it now, he didn't race in the highest level series so I'm okay with it getting deleted. Royalbroil 02:09, 1 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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By the time I saw it 24 hours later, the outcome had quickly became a foregone conclusion. I had no chance to defend it. Royalbroil 19:23, 8 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hey, it's been a million years. I used one of your photos on a non-Wikipedia project today and wanted to stop by and say thank you. Danger High voltage! 12:59, 21 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm excited that you found one of my photograph's useful, Danger! It's weird to search for Royalbroil and Royal_broil on my favorite search engine to get such a high number of hits in all facets of society. Some are incorrectly attributing me for other's images that I uploaded from flickr. I hope that you are well. It's good to hear from you. Royalbroil 00:16, 2 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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In the article 2012 Federated Auto Parts 400 it states that Clint Bowyer spun out and then won the race . How can it happen? Kpgjhpjm (talk) 10:47, 23 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I didn't work on the article, but I could speculate. After spinning, he got fresh tires and must have stayed on the lead lap. After the restart, there was a long green flag session until the end of the race. Bowyer was conserving fuel, and won by being the only car to go without a pit stop. It wouldn't be the first time... Royalbroil 00:41, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Heritage Hill[edit]

Don't know if you remember this discussion from two years ago, but I finally got back out to Heritage Hill State Park last week. It was pretty awesome - a whole lot of history in one place. Unfortunately, I didn't remember our previous discussion until I went to upload the photos from my trip; I got one picture of the new guardhouse, but that's all. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 01:56, 10 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries. Heritage Hill is an incredible way to spend a day! A few more similarly incredible places that I visited in Wisconsin: Wade House Historic Site, Old World Wisconsin, and Stonefield (Wisconsin). Some fun places for future reference. Enjoy! Royalbroil 04:41, 10 July 2018 (UTC) p.s. I was referring to that guardhouse two years ago!Reply[reply]
Thanks! I've been to the Wade House, but still have to make it out to the others. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 16:34, 21 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An AfD ping...[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Short track motor racing; This seems like something you'd have opinions on. Nate (chatter) 23:00, 20 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! Royalbroil 01:23, 21 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It's nice to see that some of us from before 2007 are still editing! I know this may not be likely, but if you ever find yourself in Green Bay, will you take a picture or two of Titletown District next to Lambeau? I want to work on that article, but it just really needs some photos. Hope you are doing well! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 02:00, 21 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's good to hear from you again! I've been a slow and steady helper lately with little discretionary time except in winter. I'll keep the photographs in mind but it's pretty rare for me to find myself by Lambeau Field with time. Perhaps @Willsome429: would be a be able to help? Royalbroil 02:09, 21 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure. Was actually there last night but didn't think to take pictures. Next time I find myself in the area I'll do. @Gonzo fan2007:, any specific requests? Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 18:26, 21 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Awesome, thank you Willsome429! Maybe one showing an entrance or welcome sign, and then just some photos of the amenities (the sledding hill, the football field, and maybe some of the building). Whatever you feel like and can get easily would be much appreciated! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 19:02, 21 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Willsome429, if you ever find yourself on the corner of Cherry and Washington in Green Bay, I would also love to have a better picture of George Whitney Calhoun's statue in the Packers Heritage Trail plaza. He is going to be another article I expanded on the Packers. I currently have File:Packers Heritage Trail Plaza Cropped.jpg, but anymore cropping and zooming would decrease the quality of the picture. It would be great to get a close-up of his statue. Just another reason I wished I lived in Wisconsin, and not Arizona! Thanks for any help you can provide! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:13, 27 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Gonzo fan2007 Yeah, no problem, Cherry and Washington is a 15-20 minute drive for me. I plan on going to a training camp practice sometime soon and I'll maybe get around to the Titletown District then. With the Packers Heritage Trail, I actually received a book on the topic last Christmas that I am currently in the process of reading and will improve the page correspondingly once I am done. Glad I can help, to be honest I didn't even realize the District had a page. Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 19:31, 28 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Willsome429! Appreciate the pictures and any desire to improve WP:PACKERS content! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 21:37, 28 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Photographs of publicly-displayed statues are a copyright problem (in the United States). Here's an example of a deletion discussion: [1]. Royalbroil 02:17, 1 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Royalbroil. I always forget that issue. What's your opinion on this version? « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:23, 1 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
De Minimus is the key. The wider the view of the scene, the less concerning are the details. And it depends on the use. Using that same image to depict the statue is a darker shade of gray. It could be construed as trying to bypass the author's copyright rights. I hope that helps. Royalbroil 12:52, 3 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Willsome429, no pressure, but just wanted to follow-up to see if you had a chance to capture the photos at Titletown District. On a side note, what a game by Rodgers! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 17:04, 11 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That’s funny you mention it Gonzo fan2007. The day I was going to go to training camp it was raining and I was maybe going to go on Sunday before the game. It’s still on my agenda. Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 17:08, 11 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Willsome429 no problem. You are helping me out, so no pressure! Just wanted to follow-up. Cheers! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 17:19, 11 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Willsome429, I kind of forgot about this discussion, but I saw Titletown on my watchlist today and it reminded me of it. Were you able to get any photos of the Titletown District? Thanks! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 21:19, 8 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It’s funny, Gonzo fan2007, I had it on a to-do list of mine and now that all the snow and most of the springtime mud is gone I was planning to do it this Saturday. Hopefully the uploads will be up in 7-10 days after that. Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 02:45, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good job, both of you! Royalbroil 02:50, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Willsome429! And thanks Royalbroil for letting us use your talk page as a message board! :) « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:32, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, Gonzo fan2007, I finally got to the Titletown District. It's still only about halfway completed, so there's not too much to photograph. I was also disappointed that there was no true large entrance sign, it's just there. I did, however, get pictures of Ariens Hill and the Titletown Tech building (as well as the football field there), and they all turned out just like an architect would draw it - partly cloudy, pristine everything. It's a wonderful experience if you ever get to the area (Royal as well!). The images are all uploaded to Commons under my user contributions and hopefully I'll make a Commons category soon. If you have any specific requests for the Heritage Trail (locations, plaques, etc.) I'll see what I can do with that. Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 13:59, 13 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Willsome429! They are great. I went ahead and made the Commons category and added some of the photos to the page! Thanks again for getting the photos! « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:42, 13 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great shots! Royalbroil 02:43, 17 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Resurrection man?[edit]

I'm hoping you can help. I'm looking to resurect Ed Iskenderian, which was deleted by User:RandomXYZb (who's no longer active) as a copyvio. I'd happily rewrite, since it would fill a redlink without me having to do a bunch of research, & since WP really should have a page on somebody so important to hot rodding (not only because he was first President of SEMA). I did this on Hirohata Merc, you may recall, so I'm hoping you've got (or can get) the info from the deleted page. Thx. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 08:32, 15 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The page was a 100% copy/paste of this page: [2]. Nothing else was added to it - no references, research, second pages, etc. So there's nothing else to resurrect to help you. Good luck with research! He is a good topic for an article. Royalbroil 15:38, 16 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thx. (Sorry for the delay in replying; I didn't think to watchlist the page... :{ ). You're right, it's a long-overdue subject. I found that same page online; a bit dubious POV, IMO, but would've been enough to start on. (It looks accurate, but maybe fails RS...) I wanted to wait & see what had already been here, first. Fortunately, I also found a Dragzine page with some info, too. Watch that redlink. ;p TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 03:25, 3 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is an interesting read, well done! Royalbroil 11:27, 6 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I got a notice about this IP: 2605:e000:2e54:800:9818:b9e6:8cfa:317b. The other IP says he's been generally tampering with edits, including vandal fixes, on a dynamic IP (apparently). I've looked at the contribs, & it doesn't look all vandalism. I'm hoping you've got a better idea what to do with it. And on a personal note, I've been contesting the deletion of Doug Thorley with somebody who's seemed really stubborn, & now has gotten the delete nom relisted, just hours before it would otherwise have expired, with only one vote (his) in favor of deletion. Any thoughts? (I might have done better had I thought to ask before...) TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 06:07, 11 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

From outside the situation, the deletion outcome isn't clear cut so relisting makes sense. I'm reviewing the article against the criteria and I'll weigh in. Royalbroil 01:48, 12 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I appreciate your remarks there. And it's now been relisted again... This is getting stupid. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 10:21, 18 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I know that it's frustrating to have an article listed for deletion. I had a few deleted already. Once I got snowballed before I could even make a comment. That one really smarted. I had another one deleted on a 4th nomination with 7 keep comments and 4 delete comments. Even if this article would get deleted, I remind you that it's just one article. Your accomplishments at Wikipedia are substantial and one deletion/AfD doesn't change them. Royalbroil 03:39, 20 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Trekphiler: I have been looking at major hot rod magazines I'm seeing some additional ammunition for keeping. A second set of eyes and an additional brain would help. Would you be willing to check the websites for Hot Rod magazine, NHRA, and most importantly any other older reliable source that you can think of? Can you think of any other Wikipedians who have additional reliable sources in NHRA / drag racing? Doug Thorley is obviously notable in my eyes and the key is to prove it to the skeptics who don't understand the sport and his significance. At least 2 articles in major periodicals / books would go a long way in helping the discussion. Royalbroil 14:34, 22 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I just checked Google Books and it is rich with independent reliable sources [3]! I have no discretionary time right now. Can you work on it? Royalbroil 14:57, 22 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
♠The help is more than welcome. If there's anything at NHRA, it's already on the page. I have browser age issues, so I can't even get the Hot Rod site to load for me any more. :( I've google'd Thorley every way I could think of, & every result that looked helpful went into the sourcing (for as much good as it did). I took a look at Google Books & got passing mentions, but nothing solid, nothing like a bio. How's your local library? If they have back issues going back far enough (mine doesn't), they might have 1967 issues of Hot Rod that would cover his FC win.
♠On that link, again, I'm getting a browser no-go. What search term did you use, exactly? I've got a working GB link I can re-open & search in. (Watchlisting this page for a reply...)
♠I'm less concerned about deletion (though that prospect doesn't thrill me) than at the "hangfire". Give the page a fair process, don't keep relisting at the last minute to attract opposition that (by all appearances) isn't coming. How long does it take? How many tries do you get? That is frustrating. (Almost as much as a page being deleted with no discussion. :( Pardon me whining. :) ) TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 15:22, 22 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
♠On other WP editors, there might be somebody, but I can't think of his name. Let me go back through my contribs & see if I can find his name, & if he's still around. If I can (& he is, he'd probably have something). TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 15:28, 22 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In ref Google Books, this looks like it does the job. (Am I wrong? How I didn't find this to begin with... :( :( ) And this, tho (again) it just mentions Thorley in passing, suggests the contemporary coverage would have been there: a match race that includes Dyno Don & Gas Ronda, & shuts out Jungle Jim Liberman & the Paisano Brothers...but saying that requires specialized knowledge; without access to actual back issues of National Dragster, it's impossible to prove. This (or this, which has more text) seems to support the national exposure of the company. I am, however, reluctant to raise these myself anymore, since my bias in favor is clear... So, I will only if I can't persuade you to. ;p TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 15:55, 22 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy holidays[edit]

Alcohol free?

I'm not so politically correct I'll censor myself, I just don't know (or care ;p ) what flavor you celebrate. So, greetings of the season, & may they bring you joy. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 10:21, 18 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wisconsin meetup[edit]

Hello. You may be interested in this in Madison on Sunday, January 27. Jonathunder (talk) 22:37, 7 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You seem to be the resident photo expert in WikiProject NASCAR, so I'll bring this to you. A user dropped this Flickr link into WT:NASCAR. The photos look good but with the watermarks I don't know if they're suitable for use. Are there any policies on this or do you have any opinions yourself on this? Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 19:39, 24 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Care to handle this? It is another case of confusion between town and unincorporated community. -- Dolotta (talk) 10:49, 14 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I reverted the edit and added a citation from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Rock County map. Avon is listed on the Rock County highway map-thank you-RFD (talk) 11:34, 14 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I left a note with User:Daask that I reverted the change and added a citation of the Rock County map. I also suggested to User:Daask about reading the Administrative divisions of Wisconsin article for information about Wisconsin local government. Finally-my apologies-I have not done too much with the Wisconsin WikiProject. In November 2017, I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my left leg. The doctors were able to remove the blood clot. However, I was put in a rehab center for a month and have to use a walker to get around now. Again many thanks-RFD (talk) 11:53, 14 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank both of you! Us Wisconsinites are a confusing bunch to outsiders, eh? I am always thankful for all of the volunteering that happens on Wikipedia! I hope and pray for improvement in your recovery, RFD! Royalbroil 15:40, 14 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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hey there[edit]

I just ran across your name while updating some NASCAR articles ... How ya doin buddy? It's been a while. I hope all is well with you and yours. — Ched :  ?  — 16:45, 5 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ched: I'm doing well! Life is always busy in summer with going to many races (which explains my slow response!). I think about you every time that I sit in the stands at Slinger Super Speedway. I saw the Xfinity race at Road America, ARCA race at Madison International Speedway, Crandon's 50th anniversary this last weekend, Slinger Nationals was one for the ages... I hope that things are well with you! Royalbroil 02:40, 5 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That sounds great buddy - wish I was able to join you. Slinger is such a great track, or at least is was the last time I was there. I've never had the good fortune to visit either Road America or Crandon. (although Crandon looks like it would be a blast) Me? I'm still hangin in there. :-) And of course I'm still catching the races on TV on the weekends. Cheers buddy. — Ched (talk) 02:57, 5 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Any thoughts on the two recent IP edits? It seems relatively unlikely to me that the town would change. -- Dolotta (talk) 19:51, 22 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) It looks like it's actually on the town line between Rubicon and Herman, at least according to WisDOT. TheCatalyst31 ReactionCreation 23:04, 22 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page stalker) I added the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Dodge County map to the article as a citation and made the changes that the community of Woodland is located in both towns. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 08:28, 23 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How interesting! RFD actually had added the town after I first started it. Excellent way to resolve the issue! Royalbroil 11:37, 24 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey there RB,

I recently got some books to help fill in some missing pieces in NASCAR history, and I had a question. In seasons 2011 and 2012 the "Season Summary" or "Race Recap" are written in paragraph form. But I noticed in the more recent years like 2015 and 2016 that they are broken into little ... almost sections .. for each race. Is there one preferred method over the other? I know a lot of it depends on who writes up the article to begin with, but I'm working on a couple OLD years and such, and as much as I can I'll conform to desired format. Let me know what you think. — Ched (talk) 00:39, 19 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I guess an example might help huh? User:Ched/1956 NASCAR Grand National Series. There's 2 different methods there right now .. what are your thoughts? — Ched (talk) 00:40, 19 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I prefer a combination of the two, with short race recaps and another "overview" section. I like how you started with an executive summary then briefly summarized each race. Any races that have an article could have a hatnote to the main article. In summary, I love what you have right now!
I went to Slinger this past Sunday afternoon for their last hurrah of the season. They only had the lowest classes (without late models and super late models) and it still was great! Royalbroil 00:10, 20 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well I thank you for the kind words sir. I hadn't thought of looking for specific race articles, just linking to tracks. I'll definitely check that out. Yea - end of the year comes pretty early in that neck of the woods I guess. Still - great track, and I'm glad you got to go. Hey - while I'm here. Considering you keep a pretty low profile, I think I know the answer, but thought I'd ask. Would you ever consider running for Arbcom? Never hurts to ask. — Ched (talk) 04:11, 20 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have a low profile because I'm too busy living / enjoying life. I have literally thousands of city images queued to upload from several vacations but don't have the time to process them. I attend about 55 races per year at 30 tracks per year. I catch most national tours between the local tracks and Road America. There'll be limited races to attend in October, none in November/December, before ice racing happens in January / February. March is usually slow before the summer races start by mid April. I have images of these races dating back to 2006, so let me know if need anything. I have uploaded images of pretty much all current Wisconsin drivers as they came up through the ranks. I wish Dave Marcis would make an appearance once so I could get an image of him. Royalbroil 12:00, 20 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help me[edit]

Hi I'm Sourav from Bangladesh.I need your help with the commons.Because of some of my mistakes.Blocking me from the commons I'm sorry with the humble reason I don't want to make the same mistakes I was blocked a second time.I request you to open the block with one last chance.You give me credit for this opportunity.Sincerely request you to open my block. Skh sourav halder 08:05, 4 October 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skh sourav halder (talkcontribs)


I sent you one. — Ched (talk) 21:59, 4 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I sent you one back. Royalbroil 13:51, 5 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You should have received packages by now - I'll dig out tracking numbers tomorrow if I can still find them. — Ched (talk) 02:49, 17 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have replied back. Royalbroil 01:00, 18 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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They moved to 22 from 39, not the other way around, since the FCC is clearing 36-51 for wireless providers, so I did revert. Nate (chatter) 04:48, 20 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! And I used your advice to successfully reprogrammed one of my televisions by setting to physical channel 22. Royalbroil 00:07, 22 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Interesting start to the season. :-) — Ched (talk) 21:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't have cable sports channels but I saw the recap of the big accident later on sports.
It's been several years since I had a driver to cheer after Matt Kenseth retired. He had been the best Wisconsin driver that I ever saw (since the late 1980s) until Ty Majeski came along. Ty won anywhere and everywhere. Everyone else raced for second. He won the 2016 ARCA Midwest Tour championship despite purposely missing a race to attempt to win the NASCAR Weekly Series championship. Put him in a good NASCAR car and watch what happens. Kenseth came out of retirement for last year's Slinger Nationals and the two duked it out for the best finish that I ever saw. Majeski had the lead with a restart with two laps to go. He had the better car. Kenseth was in second and nudged him in the back in turn 2 on the last lap just enough to get under him for the win. THE FANS WENT WILD! In victory lane, Majeski said he expected it to come and would have done the same thing. Two classy drivers! I still think Majeski is better. Royalbroil 14:24, 15 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recent creations of articles[edit]

I noticed some images uploaded by you in articles that were not created until today. I am creating those articles now because I don't like seeing red links to possible articles on NASCAR drivers. NASCARfan0548  04:11, 27 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! I assume that you found the images here. I hope that you spend the time to go beyond adding simple statistics and do a google search to look for the driver's full racing history (background, see if they have a road racing background for the Road America road course ringers). I usually check about 10 pages on google. Royalbroil 05:25, 27 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I know I have to do better at creating articles, but I can't add results tables to them, so it's going to be hard for me. I noticed on my talk page you were worried about my article creations from May 2019. I'm slowly doing better at those creations. NASCARfan0548  15:06, 27 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't remember adding a results table to an article either. I concentrate on developing an article for the reader not a statistician. I like the tables and agree that belong. If you don't cite with reliable sources, then you run the risk of it getting deleted. I've lost a few articles to deletions even though I put far more time/effort into starting them. Royalbroil 01:17, 29 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Could you please create the Brad Baker article? He has a lot of starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and I think he deserves an article. NASCARfan0548  02:17, 16 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is there a racing career for Eric Gordon? If there is, could you please find some sources? NASCARfan0548  04:03, 21 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's harder to find information on him because it's such a common name. I searching using the following underlined method: "eric gordon" racing.
I remember him as a top-notch USAC driver, but I don't think that I ever saw him race in person (so I don't have any pictures). Royalbroil 11:55, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Article was already undeleted: please see User talk:Premeditated Chaos#Raegan Revord. CapnZapp (talk) 17:28, 9 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@CapnZapp: That's a draft. I meant mainspace. Her Wikipedia article don't show up on search engines since it don't exist. Royalbroil 22:43, 9 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You asked about undeletion - I knew it had been undeleted and pointed you towards the article in its current shape. Cheers! CapnZapp (talk) 00:12, 10 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Wow, you have a long memory! Thank you. Royalbroil 11:54, 10 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Could you please block me from now until 08:00 August 9 (UTC)? I will be leaving Wikipedia for that long. NASCARfan0548  02:09, 3 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Per WP:SELFBLOCK, I am declining your request to enforce your wikibreak. SELFBLOCK recommends Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts/WikiBreak Enforcer if you want to force yourself to stay logged. Royalbroil 02:32, 3 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hina X Khan photo[edit]

Please undo the deletion of the photo of Hina X Khan. I own that photo and I am trying to re upload it.Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Firearchers (talkcontribs) 08:03, 4 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I replied here. Royalbroil 04:01, 5 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Did you go to Road America this year?[edit]

Hi Royalbroil,
I am a NASCAR page editor and have noticed your many, many pictures that are all over the site of cars and drivers in the Xfinity Series Road America race. Thank you so much for doing that for the past ten years (since the race began)! The race did have fans despite COVID, so I was wondering if you were going to go again this year and have a bunch of pictures up around now. I haven't seen anything, so I'm guessing the answer is no, but if you did go, I did add a list of drivers who have competed in the top three series and ARCA in 2020 who don't have pictures to the WikiProject NASCAR page (click here), the reason being is so if people who see it there and are going to any of the upcoming races can snap a photo of them if possible. It seems like your pictures of the Road America drivers come during driver intros. If you were there last Saturday, were you able to get any pictures of the drivers on that list who were in the race?

Also, do you go or have you been in the past to any other races during the year other than in Wisconsin? It looks like that's where you live since I've seen pics of yours from the Milwaukee Mile (the race that was replaced by Road America) as well as today's up-and-coming drivers from Wisconsin (Sam Mayer, Derek Kraus, Ty Majeski and Natalie Decker in particular) when they were in go-karts (that's impressive!) and late models. I guess the next closest to you are Iowa, Chicago and Michigan? Do you go to any of those races as well?

Thanks and keep up the great work!
Cavanaughs (talk) 03:35, 12 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I know who you are of course! Thanks for the compliments on the many photographs. It has been a fun ride seeing so many races in person. I went to all of the NASCAR races in Wisconsin but nowhere else. Road America is about a half hour drive and Milwaukee less than 1 1/2 hours. I looked at Chicagoland last year but I had plans (and it was many hours away). Here are the times: Chicagoland 3 1/2 hours, Indianapolis 5 1/2 hours, Iowa 6 hours, Michigan 6 1/2 hours and Gateway 7 hours. I usually limit to 2 hours but make occasional exceptions. I travel on vacations yearly and have seen the outside of following NASCAR tracks [all were when no race was happening] - Michigan (back before digital photography), Watkins Glen (in 2019), Las Vegas (in 2018 and took aerial photographs as I flew back at takeoff out of Las Vegas!). I saw a Busch Series practice at Daytona in January 2001 (190 mph is INSANELY fast - I had a film camera and could hardly get any good photographs!). I also saw Five Flags Speedway (FL) in winter, Burke Airport (Cleveland), Brainerd International Raceway (MN) (back in 1997 before digital - see my picture of the sign), and a few smaller asphalt tracks along with dozens of dirt tracks. My trackchaser total is 74 in (WI, IL, MI, IN, SD, OR, WA).
Because of the whole COVID situation, I have decided to not go to races in person until I feel comfortable with going after the virus is well under control. I know that I could go but I feel it is far too dangerous. I know that very few racing fans agree with me and almost everyone is flocking to the tracks in groves. Almost no one is wearing masks. If I would have gone anywhere, it would have been Road America since there are 4 miles of track to spread out over. I used money that I would have spent on attending races and bought a subscription to a service that shows almost nightly races from around the country. Since mid June, I watched over 110 races at 65 tracks. I had attended races at only a few of these tracks in person because they are in Wisconsin (Slinger Super Speedway, Wisconsin International Raceway, 141 Speedway, Beaver Dam Raceway, Plymouth Dirt Track, Langlade County Speedway and Kokomo (Indiana)). The most exciting was watching the reopening of Huset's Speedway which was a big deal in the dirt world. I had attended weekly races there once in 2016 and not many races were held before closing. I really enjoyed watching for the first time dwarf cars from California and the Big Block modifieds of New England. The race cars used at local tracks really vary depending on where you are in the country.
At the Road America race, I take hundreds of photographs and upload the best one of each driver. Then I check the article to see if it improves what's currently there. I stand behind a fence near the track and photograph upwards as the driver climbs a hill standing in the back of a pickup truck. Later I take photographs of each car as they go "slowly" go around turn 6. I stay for several laps and try to photograph each car on each lap. Royalbroil 03:14, 13 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I had a moment ...[edit]

and wanted to say thanks for the Bob's article. When PRA (Pittsburgh Racing Association) closed down 74-75 (Heidelberg was sold out to be a shopping center) Our family took to following ASA and Senneker was really big reason. We had hit a lot of the ASA events when it didn't conflict with our home track/organization, so we knew the drivers and had some friends in the stands. Senneker was every bit as good as Rusty, or Kulwicki back then. By 75 I graduated, got a full time job and soon a g/f (future wife) and soon move out. I was also going to a community college 3 nights a week, so I didn't go as often as the rest of my family. Bob is a super guy, but very very quiet; almost to the point of being awkwardly shy. I think track announcers almost dreaded having to interview him when it won (which was VERY often) because it was like pulling teeth. We always went to the pits after the races, and I remember asking him once why he didn't make a career out of NASCAR. His answer kind of surprised me, but I understood. I can't quote, but he said basically that the cars were a lot heaver in NASCAR, didn't handle as well, and that just made them a lot less enjoyable to drive. He drove because he enjoyed it, and even though it was a successful career - he truly love driving. Just a racing memory I thought I'd share. Hope you and yours are well RB. Stay safe, and enjoy life. (by the way - what kind of camera equipment do you use?) Best always - Ched. — Ched (talk) 05:17, 27 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great memories of Bob, thanks for sharing! I remember watching him a lot on ASA races in the 1990s. I knew that he deserved an article,even before I found out that he had a few NASCAR starts. I had the impression that he was quieter, not like Mike Eddy. I met Bryan Reffner while pitting a few times for his nephew and he was the same type of quiet - even when it was just his family and me sitting in their trailer waiting out a shower.
I have 2 main cameras right now, both Canon. Both are prosumer level (between consumer and professional level). I had a 70D and I replaced it with a 77D when the shutter broke. I needed a good camera because the NASCAR race at Road America was coming up soon, so I bought the 77D. I later got the 70D fixed. Both are at about the same level even though the 70D is supposed to be better. The 77D has more features and the technology improved. As far as lenses, I would definitely get Image Stabilization in any lens that I would buy. For racing, you'd want a telephoto. It's always good to hear from you, Ched! Royalbroil 00:52, 28 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 2020 WikiProject NASCAR newsletter[edit]

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You likely already saw it, but ...[edit]

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It's about time that NASCAR shakes up the schedule. I have been talking about it for years. I know that dirt at Bristol got the headlines, but I was excited to hear that Cup is back at Road America! Road America is located almost in my backyard. Too bad about Chicagoland as I looked a little at going last year. It's a long drive though. Royalbroil 01:17, 3 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject NASCAR September 2020 newsletter[edit]

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Motorcycle Images[edit]

Adding in new pages for Garrett Gerloff and MotoAmerica at large. Just trying to get this information all caught up and was wondering if you have more recent photos lying around. I have noticed you talking on the overall Motorcycle Racing Project. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bourneclient (talkcontribs) 00:51, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I just went twice to motorcycle racing at Road America on June 2, 2013 and May 31, 2015. Can you give me any more specific information on what you're looking for (bike #, class, time of day, etc.) so I don't have to check through hundreds or thousands of images? Royalbroil 00:13, 17 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject NASCAR October 2020 newsletter[edit]

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DYK nomination of Ty Majeski[edit]

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DYK for Ty Majeski[edit]

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Raegan Revord[edit]

Belated thanks for your edits to User:Alden Loveshade/Raegan Revord. I'm looking for a photo we can use on Wikipedia. Do you think it's ready to move to mainspace, and if so, what would be the procedure? Alden Loveshade (talk) 03:10, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Alden Loveshade: You're welcome. I was looking for the article as a Wikipedia consumer and was surprised to find one of the main cast members of a hit television show had been deleted. I think it's ready. I will approach the deleting admin and see what s/he thinks should be the process to attempt bringing it back to mainspace. Royalbroil 03:20, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I saw that you did that--thanks! Alden Loveshade (talk) 04:31, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am the (re)creator of the current Revord article. While I disagree with any policy that forces us to keep Revord unlinked from the Young Sheldon Article (as the only main cast member), especially since I see lots of Wikipedia articles on far less visible actresses that are allowed to stay, as far as I can see no edit since the AfD deletion helped towards the notability issue. That is, I see edits making it clear she is notable and discussed generally, but nothing specifically towards any of the three criteria stipulated by WP:ENTERTAINER which is the only deciding factor. I just want to explain that this is why your AFC was denied. In other words, until she takes a second significant role or, I guess, develops a "cult" following, there's little point in trying. CapnZapp (talk) 09:17, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your submission at Articles for creation: Raegan Revord (November 17)[edit]

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