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Today's Events

January 20, 2021

Inauguration Day
Shirik, Wizardman, WNYY98
Adminship Anniversary
Vague Rant
First Edit Day

Other events:
Depiction of W?F destroying Wikipedia with Visual Editor and flow.
Stop the Spread of Germs (COVID-19).jpg

Merry Merry!Edit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2021!

Hello Chris troutman, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2021.
Happy editing,

★Trekker (talk) 16:45, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Merry ChristmasEdit

  Merry Christmas Chris troutman

Hi Chris troutman, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very happy and healthy New Year,
Thank you for all your contributions to Wikipedia,
   –Davey2010Talk 19:42, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Happy XMASEdit

Oversnacking can be a concern at this time of year......... merry XMAS Chris troutman   Coolabahapple (talk) 22:25, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Merry Christmas Chris!Edit

I hope to see you at more Wikimedia DC events once the pandemic is over! Best wishes, Uncommon fritillary (talk) 02:52, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!Edit

Tom Clavin's kid?Edit

Hi Chris. I received your message about making Tom Clavin's wikipedia page and I understand, but I did take the time to review Wikipedia's policies and the pages that exist on page creation and if I read correctly I thought you are still allowed to create a page for someone you know or an organization you may be involved with if you remain completely objective and unbiased and you are not making any sort of monetary gain from it. My dad (Tom) is completely clueless when it comes to anything related to do anything related to technology or the internet, and it was actually I who suggested (and have been suggesting for years) that he should have a wikipedia page. Not for vanity purposes, but because in todays age it seems like it would go without saying that a four-time New York Times Bestseller author should have an entry in what I would think is the most utilized encyclopedia in the world. His frequent coauthor Bob Drury has one, so I offered to find out about making one for him. I'm not asking for any money for it. I'm also pretty confident that I could remain objective--I've published several peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and have been thoroughly trained on being objective and using reliable and verifiable sources. With all that said, would I still not be permitted to make the page? And if so, how can one be made for him? His name is on a list of "Pages Needed" by GLAM/Pritzger (me reaching out to them may be the reason you contacted me), but I have no idea when that could happen. Him having a wikipedia is long overdue and if it hasn't happened yet I'm starting to think it never will. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:20, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@Multibrando88: There are a couple of problems here. First, why comment that you were "tasked" with writing said article? Second, if you are the subject's relative, you absolutely should not be the one to write said article. I already chased a long-term Wikipedian off this website for doing exactly that. It's possible that Tom Clavin meets our notability criteria and an article can be written but your own words reveal your misguided beliefs. Bob Drury does not "have" an article; Wikipedia has an article about him. This encyclopedia chooses which subjects should be covered here and it is not "long overdue" for someone to be discussed here, as there is no wrong done by not covering a particular subject. Wikipedia has a very particular pool of editors who write about what they find interesting and you should have confidence they would write that article eventually. My suggestion is that you stop caring what this website says because you are bound to be disappointed otherwise. Chris Troutman (talk) 15:43, 19 January 2021 (UTC)