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Re: Citing the OregonianEdit

Thank you for pointing that out. I'll make a note to be more specific in my citations. —Brian Halvorsen (talk) 22:49, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Re: GNG vs NORGEdit

It is my view that local sources are rarely sufficient for anything. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:14, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Where do we draw the line? How small has a city - town - be, or the circulation of a given magazine, to not be sufficient? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:41, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
An argument against local sources is that at the bottom of the scale we will have stuff like high school or village newsletters, generally written by people who are can't be considered authoritative.
What is local? I draw the line like this: national, regional, local. Regional is ok and it means second highest level of administrative division (like state in US or voivodeship in Poland). Local is 'below' that, through exceptions can and should be made, if local sources are of higher quality, or can show significant circulation and impact (roughly, similar to regional sources, ex. some newspapers in big cities can be compared to regional ones for that country, if said city has population equal to a region, think NYC vs Wyoming, etc.). This can be discussed on case by case basis. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:59, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

SorryEdit

I was trying to undo the test edit done by an IP right after your edit, and evidently clicked on the wrong row. My apologies. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:42, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

@Mike Christie: No worries! It's easy to misclick. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 23:53, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

2008/909/JHAEdit

Regarding your citation request at the Murder of Lisa Holm article, all such intra-EU transfers of prisoners back to their home countries for serving out their sentences are covered under this 2008 framework decision. Link. Ceannlann gorm (talk) 17:58, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

@Ceannlann gorm: Thanks for the note. To clarify, my citation request wasn't about the details of the EU decision, but rather your claim that "this mechanism has become increasingly controversial in recent years, due at least in part to a hardening perception that criminals are often able to escape their due punishment because of judicial and/or political interference". This evaluation of the policy definitely needs a reference to a third-party source. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 20:29, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

George Latimer (New York politician)Edit

Hi - not sure if I am doing this correctly but I edited the wiki page for George Latimer because it contained political propaganda and not unbiased facts. and it was removed and they said I needed to explain it better my reasoning - does this help? CatherineAC23 (talk) 00:34, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

CoordinatesEdit

Thanks again for helping with coordinates on the Kenton Club draft page. I've struggled with coordinates before, hence why I haven't cleared out Category:Oregon articles missing geocoordinate data. Thank for your work on Portland/Oregon-related articles. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:54, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

Thank you so much for the barnstar! I've seen you around a lot on Portland pages, and it means a lot to me that you've noticed and appreciated my work. I do hope to get back on Wikipedia more sometime— hopefully I can find a life balance where I'm editing more frequently. I really do appreciate the community here, and thank you for making it special. Margalob (talk) 16:16, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Ima hop on the thank you bus and also say "Thank you!". Although for different reasons you seem like a pretty helpful person. Keep up the good work! --NikkeKatski [Elite] (talk) 15:17, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

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TulipopEdit

Okay I was looking for the name of the creator on here and was unsure if it is real, this seem to be the one time I didn't google something when I put up the hoax tag as I usually am very careful, go figure. Wgolf (talk) 02:00, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Another thing was the article read like a classic Wikipedia hoax article (which quite a few of those were popping up recently in this form), at first I thought it could be real, but then to me it sounded odd. It might be notable though (Though I'm sure someone would of tagged it for deletion), well thanks. Wgolf (talk) 02:11, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Wgolf: Mistakes happen, don't stress about it. Just make sure to Google the title of an article before you claim it is a hoax next time ;) – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 03:12, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

CSD tags and WP:BITEEdit

I'm a big fan of not biting as new editors are the future of the project.

On the other hand, Rajiv Dingra is typical paid placement. The fact that the paid contributor who wrote it did so before being blocked is a technical detail. The article is still one sided and covers a subject of doubtful notability. I declined because even though the article is junk I do try to follow the CSD closely. In this particular situation, I don't believe there's any harm in placing the tag. Are there other situations where sloppy placement of a deletion tag would be bitey? Sure.. UninvitedCompany 16:40, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Acuro Organics LimitedEdit

Hi There, i would like to know the concerned part of the proposed page for the speedy deletion, because of which you had objected its existence on Wikipedia. I am committed to do all rectifications or improvement to clarify the issue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shubhh97 (talkcontribs) 06:38, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Shubhh97. In general, for a subject to qualify for a Wikipedia article, it must have received significant coverage in independent sources. When a subject has received such coverage, it is said to be "notable"—the specific notability guideline for companies is Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies). While I found the name of Acuro Organics Limited mentioned in a few sources—for example here and here—I did not find any in depth coverage that would establish the company's notability. The two sources currently in the article are not sufficient: the first is simply a listing of basic information about the company, and does not qualify as significant coverage as described in WP:CORPDEPTH; the second source is from Acuro's own website, and does not qualify as independent coverage as described in WP:ORGIND. Are you aware of any other sources that could establish Acuro's notability? If you don't add any additional sources, the article will probably be taken to Wikipedia:Articles for Deletion. Best of luck in your efforts to improve the article. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 19:37, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Your speedy deletion of Culture Agora pageEdit

Sir, I would like to kindly question the speedy deletion of the article on the platform Culture Agora. At 18:17 I received a constructive message requesting a review, from -83.240.234.220 (talk) in any case, to retrieve the full material. And only an hour later, you did the Speedy Deletion. I believe the article could have been improved, but I see no reason at all for its deletion. And in any case, I would like to retrieve the materials. Nullaparte (talk) 22:21, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello Nullaparte (I'm the IP who wrote to you). The article was overly promotional and essay-like, so it's understandable that it was deleted. I would suggest to you to just start over from scratch by first collecting mentions in reliable secondary sources, and write your article in draftspace under the title Draft:Culture Agora. There wasn't much encyclopedic content there, so sometimes it's just good to start over. You could maybe find some similar article here on a program supported by the European Union and try to copy that article's structure. --83.240.234.220 (talk) 23:08, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Nullaparte, I did not delete the article but rather nominated if for deletion. The actual deletion was performed by User:RHaworth as shown in the deletion log. I tagged your page under section G11 of Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion, which is for pages that are exclusively promotional. Consider the following passages: "Agora's approach to language, both with a multilingual platform and with its automatic translation tools, offers a huge advantage to bridge the initial language barrier..."; "Agora has a fully transversal, multicounty, multi-discipline strategy"; and "Agora's content is as wide as the cultural and creative sector". This kind of marketing buzz-speak reads like it's from Agora's own website rather than an encyclopedia. Because the whole page was written like this (or contained content that was only tangentially relevant to Agora) I decided that G11 was an appropriate tag. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 00:35, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Another factor I considered was the lack of independent sources that discussed Culture Agora. Coverage in reliable, independent sources is necessary to establish a subject's notability, which is a prerequisite for it having an article on Wikipedia. If I had found independent news coverage of the platform, for instance, I could have used these sources to rewrite the article in a more neutral way. As it was, however, I didn't see much potential for the article to be rewritten in a manner suitable for Wikipedia. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 01:35, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

LordshipsEdit

Hello there. Thanks for adding the missing coordinates. Nothing historical behind the name, it's from a track title on the album The Owl's Map. --Lord Belbury (talk) 18:49, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

I see. I think it rolls of the tongue nicely, in any case. :) – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 18:54, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

August 2019Edit

  Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. You appear to be repeatedly reverting or undoing other editors' contributions at Europe Supported by Africa and America. Although this may seem necessary to protect your preferred version of a page, on Wikipedia this is known as "edit warring" and is usually seen as obstructing the normal editing process, as it often creates animosity between editors. Instead of reverting, please discuss the situation with the editor(s) involved and try to reach a consensus on the talk page.

If editors continue to revert to their preferred version they are likely to be blocked from editing Wikipedia. This isn't done to punish an editor, but to prevent the disruption caused by edit warring. In particular, editors should be aware of the three-revert rule, which says that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Edit warring on Wikipedia is not acceptable in any amount, and violating the three-revert rule is very likely to lead to a block.

I have started a discussion on the talk page. Please do not continue to edit war. Dartslilly (talk) 23:12, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

@Dartslilly: Um, excuse me? You removed the {{William Blake}} template without an explanation so I restored it. Reverting (part of) an edit one time is not edit warring. If anyone is edit warring here, it's you: you reverted me twice and I reverted you once. I'd also advise you to read the essay Wikipedia:Don't template the regulars. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 23:20, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Zane GardnerEdit

  Resolved – OP blocked as sock – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 18:03, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

[1] ZanerG30 (talk) 03:19, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for reaching out to me ZanerG30. While this source verifies Gardner's existence, it in now way establishes his (your?) notability. People need to have received significant coverage in multiple sources before they can qualify for a Wikipedia article, and this source just mentions Gardner tangentially in a single sentence. Let me know if you have any questions. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 03:38, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes what does that mean can I keep my page with out being deleted? ZanerG30 (talk) 03:41, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
@ZanerG30: Whether or not the page will be deleted is up to one of Wikipedia's administrators, who will review my deletion request. In all likelihood, the page will be deleted because Gardner hasn't been covered extensively in independent sources. Please review Wikipedia's general notability guideline to understand the kind of coverage a topic must receive before it can be a Wikipedia article. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 03:50, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
[2] Look at this then I am to an artist ZanerG30 (talk) 04:04, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 04:15, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

I just wanted to say that I am it popular book ZanerG30 (talk) 16:14, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

@ZanerG30: Please stop spamming my talk page. More importantly, stop trying to create an autobiography. I've left a message on your talk page explaining why this is discouraged on Wikipedia. If you continue with the attempts at self-promotion, you may wind up blocked from editing. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 16:29, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Ok I don’t want to be blocked and I am not spamming and I am trying not to write an autobiography all I like Wikipedia I am still trying to figure why can I be unblocked? ZanerG30 (talk) 16:35, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
@ZanerG30: I must admit that I'm having some trouble understanding you. Let me just ask so I'm clear: Are you Zane Gardner? – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 16:38, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes I am Zane Gardner I once was a martial artist and a basketball player now a painter ZanerG30 (talk) 16:48, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Now that we have that established, let me be clear: Stop trying to create an article about yourself (that is what I meant by creating an autobiography). Self-promotion of this kind is not tolerated on Wikipedia. If you would like to contribute constructively to other articles, we welcome that, but you should not be editing about yourself. Again, you will be blocked if you continue with the self-promotion. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 17:26, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you very much Chetsford! It's an honor that my first barnstar would come from you. Also, congratulations on your successful RfA! – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 23:25, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Review of Draft:Enkay OgborucheEdit

Hello Lord Bolingbroke. I left you a message on my talk page, you missed it. Thanks for your corrections. I have made adjustments. Kindly review the page again for me. Thank you! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Enkay_Ogboruche) Ogeode (talk) 22:31, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Ogeode. Sorry that it's taken me so long to get back to you. I'll leave some more feedback at the the original thread on your talk page. For future reference, to link to a Wikipedia page you should enclose it in double brackets like so: [[Draft:Enkay Ogboruche]]. I've done so in the header of this thread as an example. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 23:42, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Re: Fernanda YoungEdit

Hi. About Fernanda Young, well, no, it wasn't a direct translation, or at least it wasn't supposed to be. I made the page making a point about only adding properly-sourced information, but now I see that an user, Jvalienforce (talk) basically copy-pasted a translation from the Portuguese Wikipedia page (and not a good one, given the many edits from other users having to correct glaring translation mistakes), including adding the many unsourced claims from the Portuguese Wikipedia article.--EdgarCabreraFariña (talk) 11:38, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

@EdgarCabreraFariña: Thanks for clarifying; I should have looked looked at the article history more carefully. Your original version looks good. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 17:54, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@Lord Bolingbroke: No problem; I thought at first that I missed something, it can happen.--EdgarCabreraFariña (talk) 17:57, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of AlakkuuEdit

Hi LB

I spoke with Tone about the deletion of Alakkuu after you it was discussed for quite a while. He/she mentioned that I talk to you because I genuinely believe I had valid arguments that I hope can be considered.

After reading "other stuff exists", it seems that

1) TedX is widely used on Wiki as a notable resource. Shouldn't that be accepted here?

2) I've come across several articles that have the subject in it via interview style being used as notable sources, even though they don't carry the same weight as Forbes. I'm confused as to why this rule of acceptance doesn't apply here

3) He has work published on www.hiiraan.com (which is used as a notable reference on Wiki as well on different articles)

4) After scrubbing the subject's social media, his work will be studied in an English Class this fall in Minneapolis, MN. He is also the son of famous Somali intellectual Abdirahman Yabarow who seems to have his own article on Wiki. Would these be helpful?

For your convenience, below were my initial comments:

Here's a podcast available on OwlTail that labels Alakkuu and Boonaa Mohammed as "two well respected, solidified poets of our generation" https://www.owltail.com/podcasts/qKFTx-Lets-Talk-About-It — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yortay (talk • contribs) 16:18, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Boonaa Mohammed has 1 of 3 references of notability; one of which is a TedX talk. Why isn't Alakkuu's TedX talk given the same weight in notability? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yortay (talk • contribs) 15:32, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Understandable that the award from CBC was considered, but Alakkuu is a best selling African poet, and I don't see why that isn't being considered. Also, an accepted article pertaining to [Boonaa Mohammed]] (https://web.archive.org/web/20110823202903/http://oromiatimes.multiply.com/journal/item/1237/Oromo_-_Canadian_Poet_Boonaa_Mohammed_Celebrates_African_Legacy) was very similar to the Forbes article of Alakkuu, but from a much less notable source (bio and answers from the subject himself). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yortay (talk • contribs) 19:04, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Noticed that references produced by the subject him/herself are accepted , e.g. Nayyirah Waheed wrote https://www.vibe.com/featured/afeni-shakur-mothers-day-poem and this was used as a viable reference on this subject's page. Due to this, I'd like to bring into the discussion an article written by the subject that was published on a notable African News platform - https://www.hiiraan.com/comments2-op-2010-jan-light_skin_vs_dark_skin.aspx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yortay (talk • contribs) 19:21, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you again and my apologies for the long message — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yortay (talkcontribs) 19:12, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello Yortay. Thanks for reaching out to me. There are two preliminary things I would like to address. First, do you have a connection to Alakkuu in some way? Were you paid to create his article? Second, please remember to sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) and indent them using colons (:) when replying to a previous comment. See the other threads on this page for examples of how to indent.
Alright, let me address your points in order:
1) The reason Alakkuu's TedX talk does not establish his notability is because it is not an independent source. We need sources about Alakkuu, not by Alakkuu, to show that he is notable.
2) Interviews with the subject of an article are not considered independent sources. While it's perfectly fine to cite interviews, the interviews you're referring to are likely not "notable sources", as you call them. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dimitri Livas for an example of a deletion discussion where interviews with the subject of the article were not considered to establish his notability.
3) I'm not sure how this is relevant. Simply getting published somewhere is not an indication of notability; it's the response to what's published (significant critical attention, widespread citations, etc.) that would indicate an author's notability, as described at WP:NAUTHOR.
4) If Alakkuu's work was being widely studied in academic institutions, that would indeed be an indication that he meets WP:NAUTHOR. However, being studied in a single class (at what school, btw?) is not enough to establish his notability. Regarding Alakkuu's connection to Abdirahman Yabarow, please see WP:NOTINHERITED; having notable relatives is not an accepted reason for why someone should have a Wikipedia article.
Hopefully this explanation was helpful to you. As Tone mentioned, this may be a case of WP:TOOSOON. Although there is consensus that Alakkuu is not yet notable, he may become so at a later date. The best course of action is probably to wait and reevaluate Alakku's notability if/when he receives more attention from independent sources. Let me know if you have any questions. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 21:00, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi LB - thanks for the prompt reply. I do not have any connection to the subject, nor was I paid to write this article. All of your explanations make sense. The only question I had was: regarding the other articles that use TedX as notable resources, is that something that is used as a secondary, lesser resource I guess? And not something used as a primary resource of notability? Do you have any advice for me in the future on what to look for most when trying to create an article, that you think would be helpful? I can see how this one is too soon. Thanks again Yortay (talk) 15:39, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

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DYKEdit

I nominated an article that you worked on for DYK here - Template:Did you know nominations/Jan Fortune (writer). SL93 (talk) 01:58, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

@SL93: Thanks for the note, and for the improvements you've made to the article. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 02:11, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Bissinger Wool Pullery/Oregon ProjectEdit

Thank you very much for you attention to the Bissinger Wool Pullery article.Hu Nhu (talk) 19:03, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for creating the article Hu Nhu. I'm glad to help out with some copy editing. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 19:16, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lord Bolingbroke:I appreciate your offer to copy edit. Mostly, I am able to compose English well. I now see the sentence with which I began this section indicates otherwise. My use of the pronoun, you, was accidental, and I fully understand I should have used the possessive pronoun, your. Even now, as I review the article, I still see where I perhaps can revise to improve the prose. However, next, I am now going to create another article—a biography—and hope to complete it within a few days.Hu Nhu (talk) 23:47, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jan Fortune (writer)Edit

 On 24 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jan Fortune (writer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that American writer Jan Fortune was born in the back of a post office in Wellington, Texas? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jan Fortune (writer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jan Fortune (writer)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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.

valereee (talk) 00:04, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello could you maybe review my other page?Edit

I made another much larger page that I gotta connect to google and stuff still not to sure how to do that. If you have the time I would appreciate it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_UFC_fighters Tsims23 (talk) 03:16, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Tsims23. I took a quick look at the page, and I'm not sure that is passes WP:LISTN. I also notice that CASSIOPEIA brought up some issues with the article's sourcing on your talk page. I'll take a more detailed look tomorrow and decide whether to review the page after I've done a more thorough inspection of the sources. Let me know if you have any questions. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 03:56, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Lord Bolingbroke Thank you for taking a look. I had a look at that and i believe my list fulfills recognized informational in take for all Canadians who love the sport. I have since updated the references(first ref is Sherdog/ second is legit reference from either news site or one i acquired form the fighters list of refs on wikipedia) i have since also asked CLASSOPEIA to take another look at it aswell, there is alot of references to got through, im also wondering does this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_UFC_fighters meet WP:LISTN standards the reason i ask is this was my inspiration for making the page(why don't we have one of those lol). i do appriate you and classopedia helping me out its still a work in progress. let me know how is goes plzTsims23 (talk) 04:17, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Tsims23, after looking through the sources, I'm still on the edge about whether the article passes WP:LISTN. LISTN requires that a list topic be discussed as a group or set by sources in order to be notable—although you have provided sources showing that each of the indiviual fighters on the list is Canadian, the cited sources don't appear to provide coverage of Canadian UFC fighters as a group, which is the salient factor when considering the page's notability. I found sources like this, this, and this through a quick Google search that discuss Canadian UFC fighters as a set, but in my evaluation these are either unreliable or simple listings that don't meet WP:SIGCOV. I haven't looked very throughly, however, and there may be more sources that I'm unaware of. I hope this explanation was helpful. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 03:59, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Lord Bolingbroke sorry about late reply am in the midst of switching jobs. I will take a closer look and make sure it fits standards.Tsims23 (talk) 01:20, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

George Beauchamp (sailor)Edit

hello. Re George Beauchamp, Titanic. I am sorry if this is not on the correct page as I do not understand how this works. My parents and I moved to the woolpack inn Redbridge when I was seven. One of our “regulars” was George Beauchamp who was known as a survivor of the Titanic by everyone in the small village . He eventually moved in with us until he died in 1965. He was never on the Lusitania,a quick check on crew lists will show. The man from Hull, the subject of the recent newspaper reports, is mistaken identity. He has different birth and death dates, different places of birth and death. The encyclopaedia Titanica has his biography correct. He never married so I feel I need to clear up the facts. I have no way of proving any of this except his death was reported in the Southern Evening Echo in April 1965. Except for going to sea he spent all his life in the Southampton area. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.152.245.90 (talk) 11:53, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter November 2019Edit

Hello Lord Bolingbroke,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 709 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
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Thank you for refactoring my dual reflists into one for readabilityEdit

Hi, Lord Bolingbroke,

Thank you for refactoring my dual reflists into one for readability. I wondered if one, or two, reflist-talk templates would be better, but your refactoring was a net positive. So, thank you. I debated whether this merited just a "thanks" in the thank log, a "thanks" in the thank log + a mention on your talk page, or a "thanks" in the thank log + a Barnstar, but thought the second option seemed most appropriate.

Happy editing! : )

Cheers,
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Further to your RfD for Creepy porn lawyerEdit

Hi again Lord Bolingbroke,

Further to your useful RfD in Creepy porn lawyer, I've added detail to Tucker Carlson Tonight#Criticism. Can you take a look at my edit and see if it was well written? I believe that I've maintained a neutral tone, balancing sources from all sides.

Cheers,
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Sorry about that Lord B. I had been looking into someone who had new page reviewer and who was doing UPE and had not noticed this had gone to AfD and so your review was appropriate. Sorry about this. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 18:17, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
No worries Barkeep49. I'm glad to have someone checking my reviews, as I'm still a relatively inexperienced new pages patroller. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 16:09, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

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New ColumbiaEdit

Hey. I just started plugging away on a New Columbia article today, and I didn't do the preliminary checks I should have that would have led me to your draft. I feel like a fool! Your draft has a lot of pieces, like the infobox, that I have not yet implemented. There's also, predictably, a lot of overlap in information, but I think synthesizing the two articles could make a really strong final product. Do you mind if I start adding missing bits from your article? Would you like to synthesize the two? I regret not checking and finding this draft before I started. Let me know what you think, and thanks. Skeletor3000 (talk) 22:25, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Alternately, I wouldn't object at all to you blanking my article and replacing it with yours... and then I'll take on the tedium of synthesizing the two instead of putting that job on you. Just had that thought. Skeletor3000 (talk) 23:07, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

No worries Skeletor3000. My version has been sitting in draftspace for far too long, and this will be good motivation for me to finally get it mainspace-ready. I went ahead and made a few additions from my draft. I'm quite busy with work atm, but I'll try to expand and synthesize more in the coming days. Would you consider co-nominating the article for WP:DYK? I think it's a good addition to the encyclopedia, and I'd love for it to appear on the main page. The bit about Columbia Villa being the site of Portland's first known gang killing would make for a good hook, in particular. I look forward to collaborating on the article! – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 04:47, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. I'll likely build the article some more as well. I hadn't thought about the gang shooting detail being a good DYK, but you're totally right. I haven't submitted anything for DYK before, but I'll look into it tomorrow. Definitely let me know if you want help with incorporating anything or if there's any disparities in our content that need to get sorted out. Have a good night! Skeletor3000 (talk) 05:35, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

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New Page Review newsletter December 2019Edit

 

Reviewer of the Year

This year's Reviewer of the Year is Rosguill. Having gotten the reviewer PERM in August 2018, they have been a regular reviewer of articles and redirects, been an active participant in the NPP community, and has been the driving force for the emerging NPP Source Guide that will help reviewers better evaluate sourcing and notability in many countries for which it has historically been difficult.

Special commendation again goes to Onel5969 who ends the year as one of our most prolific reviewers for the second consecutive year. Thanks also to Boleyn and JTtheOG who have been in the top 5 for the last two years as well.

Several newer editors have done a lot of work with CAPTAIN MEDUSA and DannyS712 (who has also written bots which have patrolled thousands of redirects) being new reviewers since this time last year.

Thanks to them and to everyone reading this who has participated in New Page Patrol this year.

Top 10 Reviewers over the last 365 days
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1 Rosguill (talk) 47,395 Patrol Page Curation
2 Onel5969 (talk) 41,883 Patrol Page Curation
3 JTtheOG (talk) 11,493 Patrol Page Curation
4 Arthistorian1977 (talk) 5,562 Patrol Page Curation
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Source Guide Discussion

Set to launch early in the new year is our first New Page Patrol Source Guide discussion. These discussions are designed to solicit input on sources in places and topic areas that might otherwise be harder for reviewers to evaluate. The hope is that this will allow us to improve the accuracy of our patrols for articles using these sources (and/or give us places to perform a WP:BEFORE prior to nominating for deletion). Please watch the New Page Patrol talk page for more information.

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Deletion nomination of article: Bridget Mary CrowleyEdit

Hi, I'm new enough to Wikipedia, so didn't know where particularly to leave this, so I'm putting this here as you nominated the page Bridget Mary Crowley for speedy deletion. I've fleshed out the article substantially and would like your opinion on whether it constitutes notability to have a Wikipedia page. Of course, I understand if it does not. By the way, very happy to see you say "the subject is the sister of notable Irish revolutionaries" - these heroes have been overlooked by history for a long time, and it is great to hear them referred to as "notable"! (adding this bit now as I forgot to say it earlier): I can provide copies of the records I have referenced, and some should be available on their respective websites, though the Bureau of Military History website has been acting up for quite some time, at least for me! So, I may have to show you those (through PDFs, which I have on my laptop) if needed. Kind regards, Jburke2005 (talk) 23:10, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Portland Commission of Public DocksEdit

 

Hello, Lord Bolingbroke. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Portland Commission of Public Docks".

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DYK for New Columbia (Portland, Oregon)Edit

 On 20 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article New Columbia (Portland, Oregon), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 1988, Columbia Villa was the site of the first known drive-by shooting in Portland, Oregon? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/New Columbia (Portland, Oregon). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, New Columbia (Portland, Oregon)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. 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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Your draft article, Draft:Swan Island (Oregon)Edit

 

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New Page Reviewer newsletter February 2020Edit

Hello Lord Bolingbroke,

Source Guide Discussion

The first NPP source guide discussion is now underway. It covers a wide range of sources in Ghana with the goal of providing more guidance to reviewers about sources they might see when reviewing pages. Hopefully, new page reviewers will join others interested in reliable sources and those with expertise in these sources to make the discussion a success.

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Rachel GoughEdit

Hi there - I created the article Rachel Gough because (a) she is the principal bassoonist of (arguably) the UK's best-known orchestra; (b) WP articles have tended to focus on male players, most of whom are retired or dead. Are you happy that added content has address the notability question you placed? The FRAM alone (an industry marker of notability) ought to suffice. Many thanks, Millstream3 (talk) 15:31, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

help meEdit

Help me improve this article — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ali2523 (talkcontribs) 15:45, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Ali2523: What specifically would you life help with? I'm not fluent in Persian, so my help might be limited. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 15:50, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
@Lord Bolingbroke: Translation for essential resources and content — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ali2523 (talkcontribs) 15:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
As I said, I'm not fluent in Persian, so I will not be able to help you with translation. You could try reaching out to an editor on the Persian Wikipedia or an active editor in Category:User fa. Also, please remember to sign your comments by typing four tildes (~~~~). – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 16:04, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Update: the article in question (Roshanak saberan) was deleted at AfD. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 23:33, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

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help meEdit

I created the page of en:fatemeh sharifFatemeh Sharif But I could not link it to the Persian article and activate its English translation. You help me Ali2523 (talk) 17:14, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't understand what you want help with. Are you saying you want a link to the Persian article from the English article? I've added a link to the enwiki article at Fatemeh Sharif (Q65196270), so a link to the Persian article now appears in the sidebar of Fatemeh Sharif. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 19:11, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much for this cooperation and helpAli2523 (talk) 15:42, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

The play The Serpent as sufficiently notable for Wikipedia articleEdit

I am not certain that you received my prior response. If you did, then I have nothing to add. Reasonable minds can disagree. If you did not receive my prior response, I noted that the editor of The Burns Mantle Yearbook: The Best Plays of 1969-1970 selected The Serpent as one of the 10 best plays of the New York theater season. This annual source book has been making such selections since 1894. This selection is noted in the proposed article.Raygauche (talk) 21:34, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Raygauche, if the prior response you're referring to this edit on Flix11's talk page, then no I did not receive it because it is not my talk page. I actually don't have a strong opinion on whether The Serpent is a notable play; however, the current sourcing at Draft:The Serpent (play) is not suitable for a mainspace article. It needs to be based on secondary sources rather than on interviews of people associated with the play. Out of curiosity, are you the person who conducted the interviews? I can't find copies of them on the Primary Stages website. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 04:18, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
Lord Bolingbroke: Thank you for your clarification. I interpreted your original response as indicating that The Serpent was not sufficiently notable for a Wikipedia article. As a result, I only addressed that issue. As to supporting documentation, first of all, thank you for pointing out that the primary stages link did not take one to the oral history project. One actually has to tap on "explore" and then scroll down to the "oral history project." The direct link is www.primarystagesoffcenter.org. The interviews were conducted by individuals connected to Primary Stages; I did not conduct any of the interviews. While I appreciate your concern about secondary sources, I would refer you to the Wikipedia article on The Open Theater. References cited in support of that article include written interviews with members of The Open Theater. An oral interview is more accurate, since one is listening to the interviewee directly without the filter of the interviewer writer. I spent several hours listening to the interviews of members of The Open Theater in the oral history project, taking notes and then trying to condense the notes to key points. I would also note that the description of the process of creating the play could not be found in a secondary source, as only participants were present. If the participants reported the process to an author, who then wrote about the process, the result is really no more than a written interview. As to the description of the play itself, the article could refer the reader to the description in the Wikipedia article for The Open Theater, which by the way cites no reference. Finally, I would add some of the descriptions of the play in the proposed article are from a member of the audience describing what he observed. I am willing to continue to work on this article. However, I am reluctant to work on an article if the subject matter is not sufficiently notable in the first instance. By the way, I began this article because when I clicked on The Serpent in The Open Theater article, I was alternatively invited to write a proposed article.Raygauche (talk) 22:31, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
Lord Bolingbroke: I never received a reply to my May 12, 2020 respone.Raygauche (talk) 22:04, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

OGLEdit

Hi. I see in a recent addition to Burnley Building Society you included material from a webpage that is available under an Open Government Licence. That's okay, but you have to give attribution so that our readers are made aware that you copied the prose rather than wrote it yourself. I've added the attribution for this particular instance. Please make sure that you follow this legal requirement when copying from compatibly-licensed material in the future.--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:58, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

@Sphilbrick: I was aware of this, thanks. You might want to leave this message on the talk page of the editor who actually added the content, User:Devclaret. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 17:06, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Lord Bolingbroke, oh dear sorry. S Philbrick(Talk) 17:44, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
No worries! – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 17:47, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
Lord Bolingbroke, sorry about the edit conflict - it was a bare url when I tried to change it but all good now. S Philbrick(Talk) 17:50, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Spoilers (american idol)Edit

There was no spoiler warning on the article, I think the guidelines regarding spoilers needs some reworking, while there can be some little benefit to being spoiled like if you don't have time to watch the full show or something but most people don't like it especially for example, when they are briefly on wiki to get some quick info regarding earlier episodes in the season before they watch the new episode. There should be a courtesy for people on the west coast for shows that air on the east first, we don't need to jump ahead with everything just because they are 1-3 hrs ahead — Preceding unsigned comment added by CorrectBotx (talkcontribs) 05:22, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

help me in arranging an articleEdit

I have written an article in Persian, I ask you to link it to the same article in Persian , please fa:غلامرضا شاه حسینی en:Gholamreza shahhosseini — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ali2523 (talkcontribs) 07:15, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

@Ali2523: Once again, I'm having trouble understanding what you're requesting. Are you saying you want a link to the Persian article to appear in the sidebar of the English article? – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 03:52, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
yes. please Ali2523 (talk) 11:10, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@Lord Bolingbroke: Hello again. Yes, exactly I want this English article to be linked to a Persian article. And this article should be available in both languages. Of course, I've written both articles before, but they didn't connect — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ali2523 (talkcontribs) 09:02, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  Not done, at least for now. en:Gholamreza Shahhosseini is a complete mess, so I've opted to move it to draftspace for improvement. Start by adding citation info so that each reference doesn't have two or three CS1 errors. Also make sure that all material in the article has inline citation, rather than just including a list of references.
For future reference, generating interlanguage links in the sidebar of an article is done through Wikidata. You had asked me earlier to link en:Fatemeh Sharif to its Persian-language counterpart. I did this at the article's Wikidata item – Fatemeh Sharif (Q65196270) – with this edit, and you can do the same for future articles. Just scroll to the bottom of the Wikidata item where it says "Wikipedia" and add enter the language code and article title you wish to add. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 00:17, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

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A cup of tea for you!Edit

  Very many thanks for sorting out the disambiguation page on Frederik Christian Kaas and for doing the same on a similar problem of mine at Michael Bille. Put your feet up and enjoy the cuppa. Viking1808 (talk) 09:10, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
Mmm, thank you for the tea! I'm glad I could be of assistance with the dab pages. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 03:48, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

golden dawnEdit

but left the party, his views are not relavant and did not represent the party, the source did not say it is golden dawn opnion, it was his personal opinion 2A00:801:42E:86BA:489A:CCF7:125B:B802 (talk) 15:49, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Ilias Kasidiaris was a member of Golden Dawn in 2018 when he made those statements. His Wikipedia bio says he was a spokesperson for the party, so it seems reasonable to include that information in the party article. (Original diff for context.)Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 18:46, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer newsletter June 2020Edit

Hello Lord Bolingbroke,

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ResponseEdit

Hi. You recently asked on my talk page if was using scripts to add images. Well I'm not using any script. I'm adding them manually. Lordgentual (talk) 22:58, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Portland Commission of Public DocksEdit

 

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Thanks!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For this extremely helpful contribution. I appreciate your taking the time to dig up those sources. AleatoryPonderings (talk) 23:58, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
My pleasure AleatoryPonderings! Although I tend to be a bit deletionist at AfD, I do enjoy finding sources on pre-internet subjects that can sometimes be overlooked by other editors. – Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 00:02, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of The Drinks Group Holdings for deletionEdit

Thanks for contacting me and letting me know. Kind regards Pauline17138 (talk) 17:08, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

You're up!Edit

Hello, I just closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wood County Democrat with consensus to merge. As you indicated a willingness to perform the merger, I thought that I would let you know. Best, Eddie891 Talk Work 17:29, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Vanity Fair (1911 film) has been acceptedEdit

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New Page Patrol December NewsletterEdit

Hello Lord Bolingbroke,

 

Year in review

It has been a productive year for New Page Patrol as we've roughly cut the size of the New Page Patrol queue in half this year. We have been fortunate to have a lot of great work done by Rosguill who was the reviewer of the most pages and redirects this past year. Thanks and credit go to JTtheOG and Onel5969 who join Rosguill in repeating in the top 10 from last year. Thanks to John B123, Hughesdarren, and Mccapra who all got the NPR permission this year and joined the top 10. Also new to the top ten is DannyS712 bot III, programmed by DannyS712 which has helped to dramatically reduce the number of redirects that have needed human patrolling by patrolling certain types of redirects (e.g. for differences in accents) and by also patrolling editors who are on on the redirect whitelist.

Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 DannyS712 bot III (talk) 67,552 Patrol Page Curation
2 Rosguill (talk) 63,821 Patrol Page Curation
3 John B123 (talk) 21,697 Patrol Page Curation
4 Onel5969 (talk) 19,879 Patrol Page Curation
5 JTtheOG (talk) 12,901 Patrol Page Curation
6 Mcampany (talk) 9,103 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 6,401 Patrol Page Curation
8 Mccapra (talk) 4,918 Patrol Page Curation
9 Hughesdarren (talk) 4,520 Patrol Page Curation
10 Utopes (talk) 3,958 Patrol Page Curation
Reviewer of the Year

John B123 has been named reviewer of the year for 2020. John has held the permission for just over 6 months and in that time has helped cut into the queue by reviewing more than 18,000 articles. His talk page shows his efforts to communicate with users, upholding NPP's goal of nurturing new users and quality over quantity.

NPP Technical Achievement Award

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Your draft article, Draft:Portland Commission of Public DocksEdit

 

Hello, Lord Bolingbroke. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Portland Commission of Public Docks".

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 02:02, 11 January 2021 (UTC)