Administrators' newsletter – April 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2018).

  Administrator changes

  331dotCordless LarryClueBot NG
  Gogo DodoPb30SebastiankesselSeicerSoLando

  Guideline and policy news

  • Administrators who have been desysopped due to inactivity are now required to have performed at least one (logged) administrative action in the past 5 years in order to qualify for a resysop without going through a new RfA.
  • Editors who have been found to have engaged in sockpuppetry on at least two occasions after an initial indefinite block, for whatever reason, are now automatically considered banned by the community without the need to start a ban discussion.
  • The notability guideline for organizations and companies has been substantially rewritten following the closure of this request for comment. Among the changes, the guideline more clearly defines the sourcing requirements needed for organizations and companies to be considered notable.
  • The six-month autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) ended on 14 March 2018. The post-trial research report has been published. A request for comment is now underway to determine whether the restrictions from ACTRIAL should be implemented permanently.

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee is considering a change to the discretionary sanctions procedures which would require an editor to appeal a sanction to the community at WP:AE or WP:AN prior to appealing directly to the Arbitration Committee at WP:ARCA.

  Miscellaneous

  • A discussion has closed which concluded that administrators are not required to enable email, though many editors suggested doing so as a matter of best practice.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team has released the Interaction Timeline. This shows a chronologic history for two users on pages where they have both made edits, which may be helpful in identifying sockpuppetry and investigating editing disputes.

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Please comment on Talk:Luke BryanEdit

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ISBN formatting and page numbering in referencesEdit

Please use the {{ISBN}} template when adding ISBNs to articles.

Also, you frequently reference page ranges like "p. 99–", which may be acceptable on rare occasions, but it appears to be your usual style. Please reference a finite page or page range. Here is a sample edit that shows both of these problems.

Thanks for your constructive edits. – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:33, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Dear Jonesey95: When adding book references to Wikipedia articles, I almost always use the RefTag Wikipedia citation tool for Google Books. This is a tool that is used by hundreds of users. It's recommended on the Wikipedia:Citing sources page. I presume that the tool is formatting ISBN numbers correctly. They look okay to me. If not, it would be better to talk to the tool's programmer, or bring up the problem on Wikipedia:Village pump (technical), and have it fixed for everyone instead of asking each user to change every reference manually.

The tool puts those little hyphens after the page numbers too, but if they don't have a purpose I will try to remember to erase them.—Anne Delong (talk) 00:30, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the response. For what it's worth, when these types of ISBN links show up on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Check Wikipedia/ISBN errors page (scroll down until you see "Special:BookSources" in the text), which I work on cleaning up every week, well over 90% (and possibly 100% in some weeks) of the "Special:BookSources" links are due to your edits. Thank you for identifying the possible source of these errors; I will take a look at the tool. If other people are using, maybe your normal editing process is somehow different from theirs. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:03, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Hmm. I just tried this Reftag tool, which is very nice. I pasted in a Google Books URL, I entered a page number, and box #3 showed me this: <ref name="Sholokhov2015">{{cite book|author=Mikhail Sholokhov|title=And Quiet Flows the Don|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=yH7vCgAAQBAJ|date=5 November 2015|publisher=Lulu Press, Inc|isbn=978-1-329-67066-2|page=54}}</ref>.
That citation code looks nothing like the code that you are pasting into Wikipedia. Are you copying your references from the box labeled "3: Below is the complete reference tag. Copy and paste it into the Wikipedia article."? If not, please try copying from box #3, and your results should look much better.
One note: It looks like you may have the "plain wikicode" button selected. That appears to produce this text that needs to be cleaned up (although I was unable to get it to produce "p. 54–"). On the English Wikipedia, the "cite book" code should work better in almost every article. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:09, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I routinely copy the text from area #3, and yes, I recently switched to using the "plain wikicode" format. Because I have been editing a lot of Canadian topics, I sometimes use the same references in the French Wikipedia, where the cite template does not work. However, I disagree that the resulting display on the page looks better with the cite template - I prefer the format produced by the plain wikicode, with the date after the source rather than before.
I copied the URL from this Google Book entry into the tool and posted the two RefTag formats plus one with the ISBN template into a sandbox. Then I hovered my mouse pointer over the ISBN number text generated by the three versions to compare the underlying links. They appear to be identical, so whatever process is generating your list of errors is (1) missing the ones created by the cite template, perhaps because it's checking the source code before the template is rendered, and (2) reporting a non-existent problem because the code generated is not in error.
To save you from wasting time, I will switch to using the cite template in the English WP for now, but if there really is something wrong with the ISBN numbers (I don't see it), this is just masking the problem. Either the RefTag template needs to be adjusted (both cite template and wikicode), or your error-reporting process needs work.—Anne Delong (talk) 03:04, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. The resulting code appears to work identically, but the {{ISBN}} template uses error-checking to ensure that the listed ISBN is valid. The Special:BookSources link does not check the ISBN for validity. I will continue to fix them as I encounter them. If you can figure out the page range problem, that would be great. I was unable to reproduce it. Jonesey95 (talk) 03:43, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
The RefTag is intended to be used by entering the URL of a Google Book entry for a specific page, for example, this one. If you type this URL into the template, you will see the fields fill in automatically, including the page number with hyphen. (Occasionally Google can't figure out the page number; then you get a blank field and have to add the number yourself.) You can see how much time this saves over typing in the information manually. Perhaps the tool developer was trying to indicate that there was no way to know if the information was spread over more than one page. In any case, it appears to be built-in, but I can take these out when I notice them.—Anne Delong (talk) 03:57, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

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Help pleaseEdit

Sorry to bother you. I have a requested move at Talk:List_of_common_misconceptions#Requested_move_20_April_2018. Could you please comment on my move request? Thanks. Brian Everlasting (talk) 08:21, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Brian Everlasting. I didn't see your request before the thread was closed. However, I wouldn't have been in favour of the move because the two terms are not interchangeable - "misconception" is a more specific term than "error". In your move request you didn't really say in what way the title was a problem, leaving other editors to guess.—Anne Delong (talk) 12:10, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

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Four years of adminshipEdit

Wishing Anne Delong a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 06:09, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Chris troutman. Time flies when you're having fun!—Anne Delong (talk) 10:25, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2018).

  Administrator changes

  None
  ChochopkCoffeeGryffindorJimpKnowledge SeekerLankiveilPeridonRjd0060

  Guideline and policy news

  • The ability to create articles directly in mainspace is now indefinitely restricted to autoconfirmed users.
  • A proposal is being discussed which would create a new "event coordinator" right that would allow users to temporarily add the "confirmed" flag to new user accounts and to create many new user accounts without being hindered by a rate limit.

  Technical news

  • AbuseFilter has received numerous improvements, including an OOUI overhaul, syntax highlighting, ability to search existing filters, and a few new functions. In particular, the search feature can be used to ensure there aren't existing filters for what you need, and the new equals_to_any function can be used when checking multiple namespaces. One major upcoming change is the ability to see which filters are the slowest. This information is currently only available to those with access to Logstash.
  • When blocking anonymous users, a cookie will be applied that reloads the block if the user changes their IP. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. This currently only occurs when hard-blocking accounts.
  • The block notice shown on mobile will soon be more informative and point users to a help page on how to request an unblock, just as it currently does on desktop.
  • There will soon be a calendar widget at Special:Block, making it easier to set expiries for a specific date and time.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • Lankiveil (Craig Franklin) passed away in mid-April. Lankiveil joined Wikipedia on 12 August 2004 and became an administrator on 31 August 2008. During his time with the Wikimedia community, Lankiveil served as an oversighter for the English Wikipedia and as president of Wikimedia Australia.

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Brewery name conventionEdit

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Administrators' newsletter – June 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2018).

  Administrator changes

  None
  Al Ameer sonAliveFreeHappyCenariumLupoMichaelBillington

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in June. This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team will build granular types of blocks in 2018 (e.g. a block from uploading or editing specific pages, categories, or namespaces, as opposed to a full-site block). Feedback on the concept may be left at the talk page.
  • There is now a checkbox on Special:ListUsers to let you see only users in temporary user groups.
  • It is now easier for blocked mobile users to see why they were blocked.

  Arbitration

  • A recent technical issue with the Arbitration Committee's spam filter inadvertently caused all messages sent to the committee through Wikipedia (i.e. Special:EmailUser/Arbitration Committee) to be discarded. If you attempted to send an email to the Arbitration Committee via Wikipedia between May 16 and May 31, your message was not received and you are encouraged to resend it. Messages sent outside of these dates or directly to the Arbitration Committee email address were not affected by this issue.

  Miscellaneous


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Please comment on Talk:WUPVEdit

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Your submission at Articles for creation: De Sarthe Gallery has been acceptedEdit

De Sarthe Gallery, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as C-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

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Discussion at User:Kudpung/What do admins do?Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2018).

  Administrator changes

  PbsouthwoodTheSandDoctor
  Gogo Dodo
  AndrevanDougEVulaKaisaLTony FoxWilyD

  Bureaucrat changes

  AndrevanEVula

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC about the deletion of drafts closed with a consensus to change the wording of WP:NMFD. Specifically, a draft that has been repeatedly resubmitted and declined at AfC without any substantial improvement may be deleted at MfD if consensus determines that it is unlikely to ever meet the requirements for mainspace and it otherwise meets one of the reasons for deletion outlined in the deletion policy.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus that the {{promising draft}} template cannot be used to indefinitely prevent a WP:G13 speedy deletion nomination.

  Technical news

  • Starting on July 9, the WMF Security team, Trust & Safety, and the broader technical community will be seeking input on an upcoming change that will restrict editing of site-wide JavaScript and CSS to a new technical administrators user group. Bureaucrats and stewards will be able to grant this right per a community-defined process. The intention is to reduce the number of accounts who can edit frontend code to those who actually need to, which in turn lessens the risk of malicious code being added that compromises the security and privacy of everyone who accesses Wikipedia. For more information, please review the FAQ.
  • Syntax highlighting has been graduated from a Beta feature on the English Wikipedia. To enable this feature, click the highlighter icon ( ) in your editing toolbar (or under the hamburger menu in the 2017 wikitext editor). This feature can help prevent you from making mistakes when editing complex templates.
  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in July (previously scheduled for June). This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.

  Miscellaneous

  • Currently around 20% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 17% a year ago. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless if you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2018).

  Administrator changes

  Sro23
  KaisaLYmblanter

  Guideline and policy news

  • After a discussion at Meta, a new user group called "interface administrators" (formerly "technical administrator") has been created. Come the end of August, interface admins will be the only users able to edit site-wide JavaScript and CSS pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, or edit other user's personal JavaScript and CSS. The intention is to improve security and privacy by reducing the number of accounts which could be used to compromise the site or another user's account through malicious code. The new user group can be assigned and revoked by bureaucrats. Discussion is ongoing to establish details for implementing the group on the English Wikipedia.
  • Following a request for comment, the WP:SISTER style guideline now states that in the mainspace, interwiki links to Wikinews should only be made as per the external links guideline. This generally means that within the body of an article, you should not link to Wikinews about a particular event that is only a part of the larger topic. Wikinews links in "external links" sections can be used where helpful, but not automatically if an equivalent article from a reliable news outlet could be linked in the same manner.

  Technical news


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Herbert Ruff death dateEdit

Hi. I worked a bit on your article Herbert Ruff adding categories and linking it to the French article. Please clarify his death date. FR Wikipedia states it was in 1985. Good luck with your edits! -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 19:13, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, Bbarmadillo, for pointing out the date problem. I found his obituary in a journal that Google Books had dated as 1981, but actually it was a compilation of several issues between 1981 and 1985.—Anne Delong (talk) 23:00, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
You are welcome. Don't forget to add categories to your articles. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 06:12, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).

  Administrator changes

  None
  AsterionCrisco 1492KFKudpungLizRandykittySpartaz
  Optimist on the runVoice of Clam

  Interface administrator changes

  AmorymeltzerMr. StradivariusMusikAnimalMSGJTheDJXaosflux

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

  Technical news

  • Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
  • Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on mediawiki.org. They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

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Where comments on Drafts goEdit

Hi Anne Delong,

You seem to be an experienced Afc reviewer, and I have a question concerning review comments on Drafts. I noticed your comment at the top of Draft:Annie E. Ridley, and I'm just wondering why this is on the Draft article page, instead of on its Talk page. Is there a guideline somewhere about leaving comments on Draft articles?

I'm not sure I wish to be an Afc reviewer formally, but I sometimes monitor Drafts by some Wiki Edu student editors, and would like to know the right procedures for leaving comments. My assumption was that as for articles, the Talk page would be the right venue for me to do that. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 21:58, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Mathglot. You are right that for articles comments go on the talk page. These drafts aren't articles yet, though. The comments at the top of the draft page are in particular comments from reviewers, and are specifically about issues that need resolution before the draft can become an article. They will end up being removed automatically when the draft is accepted, since the problems should have been fixed by then. Comments on the talk page will stay.
Experienced users don't usually submit their own drafts for review unless they have a conflict of interest or some such reason - they just move the draft to mainspace when ready. That means that most drafts submitted through AfC are by new users who may not know enough to look for comments on the talk page. The AfC comment box has an option to automatically notify the draft creator about each comment.
If you have something that you want to write about the article, if it's about the criteria for acceptance at AfC, it should be in the form of an AfC comment on the draft article page; however, if it's something that would be useful to future editors that you don't want deleted (for example, a suggestion for expansion of the article, or a place to find good sources, or an offer to help with some aspect, or if you and another editor are collaborating on a draft and need a place to discuss it) these types of posts can go on the talk page. Don't forget to ping the draft creator so that heo or she will see them! The talk page will be automatically created or moved and Wikiprojects and assessment added when the article is accepted.
As far as I know there isn't a formal guideline about this, but I may have missed it.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:20, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
That's an excellent explanation, thank you very much. I wish the essentials of your response could be added to the guideline somewhere, or in a FAQ subpage, to save time for others with the same questions I had. Mathglot (talk) 05:40, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – October 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2018).

  Administrator changes

  JustlettersandnumbersL235
  BgwhiteHorsePunchKidJ GrebKillerChihuahuaRami RWinhunter

  Interface administrator changes

  Cyberpower678Deryck ChanOshwahPharosRagesossRitchie333

  Oversight changes

  Guerillero NativeForeigner SnowolfXeno

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • Partial blocks should be available for testing in October on the Test Wikipedia and the Beta-Cluster. This new feature allows admins to block users from editing specific pages and in the near-future, namespaces and uploading files. You can expect more updates and an invitation to help with testing once it is available.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team is currently looking for input on how to measure the effectiveness of blocks. This is in particular related to how they will measure the success of the aforementioned partial blocks.
  • Because of a data centre test, you will be able to read but not edit the Wikimedia projects for up to an hour on 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has, by motion, amended the procedure on functionary inactivity.
  • The community consultation for 2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments has concluded. Appointments will be made by October 11.
  • Following a request for comment, the size of the Arbitration Committee will be decreased to 13 arbitrators, starting in 2019. Additionally, the minimum support percentage required to be appointed to a two-year term on ArbCom has been increased to 60%. ArbCom candidates who receive between 50% and 60% support will be appointed to one-year terms instead.
  • Nominations for the 2018 Arbitration Committee Electoral Commission are being accepted until 12 October. These are the editors who help run the ArbCom election smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please consider nominating yourself.

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AnalektaEdit

Anne, can you please assist me in how to improve the Analekta page? Roger Carlofantom (talk) 11:45, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Roger Carlofantom. The key to getting those tags removed from the article is to add references to independently written information in published books, magazines, and news reports, not references to information written by people associated with the company. This is tricky for record labels, because when you search online there are so many hits to articles about the musicians, with only brief mentions of the recording company. I found an article in Billboard magazine and added it - note that only the part that the journalist wrote is considered independent, not the parts where he quotes the founder. I also found a Montreal Gazette article with a little information. I suggest you look for more articles like those.
One more thing: To keep the content encyclopedic, the article should not be talking about what people were thinking, only about what they actually did.
I hope this helps.—Anne Delong (talk) 13:35, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Anne: Many thanks. Roger

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Nomination of Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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WikiProject Articles for Creation / Urgently need your help!Edit

Hello Anne Delong. Please excuse me if I am doing something improper, as I am new to Wikipedia. I am contacting you because you are a member of the WikiProject Articles for Creation. I have created the page Draft:Pierre_Jovanovic nearly 2 months ago, and I am waiting for a review. Could you please consider having a look at it ? And again, please excuse me if my request is improper. I am learning the ropes. Best regards. Micha Jo (talk) 16:49, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello Micha Jo. I looked at the draft, and was about to make some suggestions when I read those given by Dan arndt, who has said about what I would say. There should be no references to other encyclopedias, or to Amazon, which is a site for selling books - it has only publishers' descriptions and comments from random people who are not literary critics. All of those should be removed from the list of references. Social media posts are also not appropriate as references. Instead, you should add references to published books or articles written by other authors who are not connected with him, and are about him and his books. A few proper references are much better than a long list of promotional or social media ones; you shouldn't need more than two for each fact cited. I found these: [1], [2], [3], [4] and I added the first one to the article.
Here's a source that may help to show notability for M. Jovanovic's book about angels: WorldCat shows that at least 146 libraries are carrying the English edition of the book, and it is a neutral source, just information.—Anne Delong (talk) 18:15, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

This seems a valuable article and a very promising new contributor. Thanks for your efforts, you are renewing my (sometimes fading) faith in both Wikipedia and my fellow admins. Andrewa (talk) 18:35, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Dear Anne Delong. Thanks for your precious comments and warm words. It is a tough road to a first quality page! I am in the process of improving the page on your guidelines. And thanks for the wolrdcat tip! Kind regards. Micha Jo (talk) 19:00, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Wow, your guidance was great. I did the work of cleaning the references, and now I understand better the value of quality secondary sources. THANKS! Micha Jo (talk) 20:16, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

@Anne Delong: Please, I need your help. My first article, which was approved after a 2 month review process was submitted for deletion by user Bradv. See here Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pierre Jovanovic. I presented strong arguments in the talk page Talk:Pierre_Jovanovic, but they were not considered. Could you please have a look, and support my page if you like it ? Also note that Bradv is the infamous editor which deleted the Wikipedia page of Mrs Strickland who later won the Nobel prize in physics: [[5]] and [[6]]. Thank you and kind regards. Micha Jo (talk) 03:06, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Canada 10,000 Challenge awardEdit

  The Gold Maple Leaf Award
This maple leaf is awarded to Anne Delong for tireless work in expanding, cleaning up and sourcing articles, including working through Articles for Creation to encourage new editors, during the second year of The 10,000 Challenge of WikiProject Canada. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 19:43, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Reidgreg. I've been thinking of taking a break and doing some laundry....—Anne Delong (talk) 20:11, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

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Greetings from the Arbcom Recruitment Kittens!Edit

 
No catfights, we promise!

We've got some former arbs in the mix for WP:ACE2018, but we need more fresh blood bright-eyed and bushy-tailed first-time candidates! AfC is probably a surprisingly transferable skillset. Opabinia regalis (talk) 07:13, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Opabinia regalis, thanks for thinking of me, but I can't work that into my life right now. I have time-consuming commitments with three off-wiki organizations and an irregular schedule. I mostly edit Wikipedia while travelling or at night when I can't sleep, or in spare moments when it isn't practical to work on my other projects; I need to be able to leave off at any time without guilt or pressure. Maybe in the future when some of these other things are finished...—Anne Delong (talk) 13:09, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

EggsquisEdit

Hi, I don't know whether you think this is notable or not. If not I'll get it deleted.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Dr. Blofeld, I found some references, but the article could use more extensive ones. There seems to be remarkably little news considering that there are nearly forty restaurants. Likely there would be more in French, but I don't know what key words to use. It's interesting that there isn't an article in the French Wikipedia. —Anne Delong (talk) 04:38, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Cheers Anna, yeah I merged it into the List of Canadian restaurants, I think it belongs in a little summary there not in a separate article. Thanks!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:13, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

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I need your helpEdit

Hi! can you please check out this Florian Munteanu case. I've seen plenty of pages here on Wikipedia with actors who played a single role in a movie. I don't understand why some people complain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:4F8:1C17:404A:0:0:0:1 (talk) 14:06, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

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Removing references to self-published and affiliated sourcesEdit

Hello. I noticed your edits of Imagine Dragons, then saw other edits in your history that seem rather harsh in removing citations to some sources because of their self-published or affiliated nature. Per WP:ABOUTSELF, it is my impression that in some cases it is OK to cite such sources for documenting uncontroversial facts about a topic. Does your opinion differ? —BarrelProof (talk) 18:43, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello, BarrelProof. You are right that it is sometimes okay to include a self-published source. Here's my interpretation: Wikipedia articles are supposed to be summaries of what is written by journalists or other authors in reliable, independent, published sources. This is for two reasons (1) to make sure that the information in the article is accurate, and (2) to select which of the thousands of possible pieces of information are important enough to put in the article.
Generally there should be no need to use affiliated sources for band articles; if an item of information is important, it will be found either in a book, magazine article, newspaper, radio broadcast, television documentary, etc. In the case of awards or music charts, primary documents are okay provided that the awards or charts themselves have been shown to be notable (for example, by having a well-referenced Wikipedia page). Examples: RPM charts or Juno awards.
Affiliated sources should only be used to verify basic facts that obviously should be in an article, but for some reason a reliable independent source hasn't yet been found. For a band article, for example, if there was enough press about a band to show notability, but for some reason authors hadn't named some of the band members or said what instruments they played, or said what country they were from, a closely connected source would be better than no source, to bolster reason (1).
However, at least 90% of the time I find affiliated sources used to justify the inclusion under reason (2) of promotional and self-serving material (such as band announcements of upcoming events and future plans or advertising where to buy their music) or "fancruft" (what kind of tea a musician drinks or what famous person they met, or their innermost thoughts at some moment in their lives), which reviewers and feature writers have not found important enough to write about. Information about a musician or band shouldn't be included in a Wikipedia article solely because it was posted on their own social media or mentioned by them in an interview by a closely connected person, when even fan magazines hadn't found it interesting.
Okay, this is my interpretation. I hope it makes sense. Looking back at the Imagine Dragons article, though, I realize that the origin of the band's name has been discussed in published articles and I should have replaced the YouTube reference with a better one, so I've added a Billboard reference.—Anne Delong (talk) 22:26, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Understood. You're a bit stricter than I am, but I understand your point of view. Also, at first I thought the iTunes links should be retained, to show the names and release dates of the described music releases. But when I actually clicked on those, they do not seem to be ordinary web pages. When I click on those links, I am not shown a web page, and instead I am greeted with a demand to install some special Apple application software before I can do anything, and I'm not going to do that. I now agree with their removal. I don't know what Apple is doing with those links, but it seems strange. —BarrelProof (talk) 23:36, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, BarrelProof, this is common problem with linking to general website pages rather than published and dated articles - the contents can change at any time. Sales websites are particularly bad; they are not there to provide information, but to attract customers to the shopping carts.
As far as dates are concerned, I don't think it's really important to most readers to know on which exact day a piece of music was released, unless it was very recent. Usually only those closely connected to the band and its label care about those dates. Music reviews and features generally use more general terms, "last month" or "early 2016", for example; this makes for easier reading, and detailed discographies, for example at discogs, or the band's label's release database, can be added as external links. In my opinion, an article of moderate length filled with the most commonly reported and verifiable information is much preferable to a very long one filled with minute detail through which the reader has to wade to find the information he or she really wants. A lot of people are reading Wikipedia on their phones these days. I know not everyone agrees with me about this. Anyway, thanks for discussing before undoing my edits.—Anne Delong (talk) 02:30, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2019Edit

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Suggestions for improving Toronto Philharmonic SocietyEdit

I've added categories to Toronto Philharmonic Society article. Please add more relevant categories if you feel like it. Also I noticed that it is not clear from the context when the society ceased to exist. --Bbarmadillo (talk) 18:56, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, Bbarmadillo. I prefer to leave the categorization to others. None of the sources I found told when the society died; the closest was one that said "it lasted a few more years". Maybe I'll come across something more specific later.—Anne Delong (talk) 23:18, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
I see. Anyway, it is not a good practice to leave categorization to other editors :) --Bbarmadillo (talk) 08:29, 5 January 2019 (UTC)


Draft: Mainak MisraEdit

Dear Anne Delong,

Thank you so much for editing this page. But, the page 'Draft: Mainak Misra' was rejected by an editor. You have already seen that all the notable references have been mentioned in the draft. Could you please help me with the next step. Thank you so much in advance for your kind help. Manishachatterjee96 (talk) 22:03, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Manishachatterjee96. I am sorry to have taken so long to respond; this is first chance I have had to spend time checking out this draft. The reviewer was correct to turn down the draft; the subject, "Mainak Misra", does not appear to be a well-known and established filmmaker who has been written about extensively in books, magazine articles and newspaper articles, but rather a young person who has created his first film. Aside from the one article in the Deccan Herald, the references included are just names and titles on festival lists; I didn't find any reviews of the film by professional critics. I started improving the draft to remove opinions and promotional languuage, but soon stopped when I realize that the draft would not be accepted. It's quite possible that Mr. Misra will be the subject of an encyclopedia article later in his career if he continues to make films, and if he and the films are independently written about extensively by various authors, journalists and film critics, and have perhaps won some awards. Here are examples of filmmakers who meet these criteria: Amartya Bhattacharyya, Kamal Bose, Ramananda Sengupta.—Anne Delong (talk) 13:21, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2019Edit

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Two articles need helpsEdit

Hi you've wrote many articles I'm not professional as you're I'm trying to write if you could review & let me know after adding publish tags what should be done?

I've added few more references kindly need help if I'm missing anything?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?preload=Template%3AAfc+preload%2Fdraft&editintro=Template%3AAfC+draft+editintro&title=Draft:Operation_786_(Pakistani_Animated_Film)&create=Create+new+article+draft#/editor/1

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?preload=Template%3AAfc+preload%2Fdraft&editintro=Template%3AAfC+draft+editintro&title=Draft:Sumbal_Khan&create=Create+new+article+draft# MemonBhai (talk) 19:51, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Hello, MemonBhai. I can't help with the first draft because I can't understand the references. You might ask for help with that one at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Pakistan.
The second draft seems more promising. However, a lot of the news coverage is about her death. If she is not dead, it would be good to find some news reports that talk about how the death reports were incorrect, or interviews with her after discussing the mistaken coverage. Just having more tracks released after February doesn't necessarily show she's alive, because these are prerecorded. If there is to be a Wikipedia article, it's important that it be correct.—Anne Delong (talk) 02:57, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2019).

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  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

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Susanna VernonEdit

re https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Susanna_Vernon Draft Susanna Vernon Dear Anne Delong, I have come back from a trip abroad to find this article again rejected. You write; "Susanna Vernon was an ordinary hard working woman". However, as the article states in its last sentence ; "In 2018 her life was one of a dozen featured in an exhibition at the University of Salamanca “Pioneer female interpreters (1900-1953), Bridging the Gap”." A link to the exhibition can be found at; https://saladeprensa.usal.es/node/116691. Could she reconsider, or at least contact me Gervasevernon (talk) 17:12, 17 March 2019 (UTC) Gervasevernon (talk) 17:38, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Gervasevernon. I am sorry that you have been disappointed. I don't think there's much I can do to help. I looked for quite some time to find some independently written information about Mrs. Vernon on the internet, but was unable to find much. The link to the exhibition that you included here doesn't mention her, or even the United Nations. Was the exhibit reviewed by a newspaper journalist, and if so was her life featured in the review? Did one of the academics who organized the exhibition write a paper about her particular contributions and how they were more important than those of other interpreters? Was the exhibit curated and was there a published exhibit summary? Did she write any books or academic articles about interpreting which might have been reviewed, or was she interviewed about her work in a magazine? A small improvement to the article would be to add the page numbers to your first two references showing where in the books Mrs. Vernon is discussed.—Anne Delong (talk) 05:37, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

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Co-op?Edit

Hello Anne!

I once had a mentor. I think the program was called Co-op. Anyway, I can find no evidence of who it was and how I am to get in touch with them or find a new one. The Co-op page seems dead and advises I find a mentor on my own. Probably am supposed to choose one from among any number of admins/mods/editors I come across? Anyway, one sketchy piece of evidence I did manage to gather tells me you could have been my mentor all those years ago; however brief it was, and however disappointing an apprentice I turned out to be. So, like, where do I go from here? Any guidance highly appreciated. Friends? :)

Usedtobecool (talk) 19:46, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Usedtobecool. I did take part in the Co-op for a while, but I can't remember now whether I interacted with you. I find that there are many editors who are happy to help or give advice; I 'd be happy to respond to any questions if I know the answer. There are also a lot of friendly people at the Teahouse.
I took a look at some of the work you've been doing lately, and I do have a couple of suggestions:
  • Be sure to add an edit summary each time you change an article, even if it's only a couple of words. You'd be surprised how useful these are to you when you come back months later to an article you have previously edited, to help you remember what changes you made. The summaries also make other editors' work more efficient, and so will gain you respect as an experienced and considerate editor.
  • Refrain from using YouTube videos as references. There are very few cases where they are appropriate - one exception might be, for example, if a licensed television station had an official YouTube channel and posted videos of news programs that had been aired on their broadcast channel. A YouTube example is sometimes appropriate in the External links section, as long as it's not an advertisement; these don't count toward notability, though.
I hope this helps.—Anne Delong (talk) 22:49, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Anne! For answering, and promptly. I really appreciate your kind words. Stay prepared for random amateur questions I need answered the next time. <3 :) Usedtobecool (talk) 00:31, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:Paul AthertonEdit

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Speedy deletion nomination of Poseidon Asset ManagementEdit

Hello Anne Delong,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Poseidon Asset Management for deletion, because it seems to be promotional, rather than an encyclopedia article.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

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AnniversaryEdit

This week is the 6 year Anniversary of your Editor of the Week Award. Glad to see you are still committed to improving the Encyclopedia. ―Buster7  15:57, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, User:Buster7. It doesn't seem that long.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:39, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

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Craig Simmons PageEdit

Hi Anne, thank you for your feedback with this draft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Craig_Simmons Some changes were made based on your comments. Not all of the references could be replaced with independent sources, but all of the important research related ones have. Do you think the page can move forward to being published or do you think there's more work to be done? AhmadKml (talk) 07:09, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello AhmadKml. The changes that you made are positive ones. The draft still needs work. Part of the reason that you had trouble finding independent references for some information is that the draft is written more from an inside perspective than as a neutral encyclopedia article. The emphasis should be on what Prof. Simmons has actually done, rather than on what he is inspired to do and what his and his team's goals and aims are (those things belong perhaps in a magazine interview or promotional material for his department). There is often a big difference between what a person would like others to know about themselves and what journalists and independent academic writers have found interesting enough to write about, and its the latter that is wanted in the encyclopedia.
I removed the direct links to his own publications from the body of the article; that's against Wikipedia policy. I also left a message at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine for a more expert opinion, since I know very little about Prof. Simmons area of research.—Anne Delong (talk) 11:32, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

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MandolinsEdit

Hello,

I am in the process of asking for those interested in mandolins to comment. I am one whose additions to the mandolin article have made it too long. Since you worked on the Bluegrass mandolin article, perhaps you might have input? Although I would rather leave the mandolin article intact, I have created two spinoffs from some of its content, the Mandolins in the United States and History of the mandolin. Would you be willing to give opinion? Sincerely, Jacqke (talk) 18:39, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Canadian mandolinEdit

Thank you for your comment on the mandolin article. You made me think of another question-subject. I have no sources dealing with Canadian bluegrass or other music, so have stayed away from writing about it. I'll have to investigate now. Do you think a joint Canada-US article would work? As to North America, I definitely need to see if the mandolin has a significant presence in Mexico, but suspect the bandurria completely fills that niche. Thanks, Jacqke (talk) 20:25, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello Jacqke. There's less info about Canadian than American mandolin stuff, because the population is smaller, but there is some: Mandolin Society of Peterborough, Toronto Mandolin Orchestra, the Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara, various mandolinists (Willie P. Bennett, Rex Yetman, Ray Legere, Shari Ulrich, Andrew Collins), luthiers (Michael Heiden, Garrison Guitars, Godin), etc. Both the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards festival([7]) and the Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards present an annual "Mandolin player of the year" award. The genres are similar to the US, which is why a combined article might make sense. If mandolins aren't played much in Mexico, a short section noting that would do.—Anne Delong (talk) 22:10, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

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Hi, which new record did he set here? Pelmeen10 (talk) 21:49, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Pelmeen10. I was unable to read which record because the source on Google Books only had "snippet view". However, the French Wikipedia had the information, so, assuming that it is correct I added it to the English article.—Anne Delong (talk) 10:30, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Still not clear if world record, European record, Championship record, national record or personal best (last one seems to be the case per French wiki). Pelmeen10 (talk) 17:40, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't know. Maybe someone more sports-knowledgeable can find out.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:09, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

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The prodigal student returns; needs help with an articleEdit

What'd ya know? Turns out I WAS your student. I hope you won't be disappointed with the work I have been doing since we last talked here. Anyway, I've been working on this article. I came this far without consulting anyone because I was sure I could find a/some place/s to merge the content to if people don't like it as an article. But, now, I need to ask, because I want to publish it and then continue working on it. Didn't feel like asking anyone else before you. The specific problem is: It looks too much like a list and also not enough like a list. Thanks! Usedtobecool TALK 12:57, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Hello Usedtobecool. This is not a topic I know anything about, but there seems to be enough written about it to support an article. I do have some suggestions: First, the statement that superstition is "pervasive" is rather strong and will need a couple of authoritative references. Then saying that this has led to the witch hunts is drawing a conclusion, so that would also need to be attributed to an expert. There may be references out there, or it might be simpler to just write "However, there are many cases each year of people being persecuted as witches in Nepal" or something like that. The sentence about more reporting rather than more incidents should also have a reference, because it's important to know if it's true.
I agree that the list of incidents is a larger part of the article than it should be. If there really are many incidents every year, the article shouldn't try to include all of them or it would be very long; instead, use some as examples, and then say something like "similar incidents happened in the villages of X, Y and Z" and so on. The format you have chosen emphasizes the dates when the incidents happened, which is not actually the important part of the information. It would be less list-like if the sub-section headings were removed and the paragraphs just put all in one section - that's just my opinion, though.
The balance between cases and general information could be improved by added more to the rest of the article to put the incidents in perspective. For example, have the government or the police made any statements or taken any general actions to discourage or prevent these incidents? Are there any laws related to it? Do the incidents happen more frequently in urban or rural areas? Are there international efforts, protests or discussions?
Here's a person who has written a play about it: [8] [9]
Here's an article by a person who has studied witch accusation in Nepal: [10]
There are a couple of pages in this book that have information that may be relevant: [11]
Here's an article which says witch persecution is part of a larger problem in institutionalize violence against women:[12]
Here's one about a local government initiative: [13]
I hope this is helpful. I will be camping in an internet-free zone for several days starting tomorrow, so I won't be able to reply again until Monday.—Anne Delong (talk) 17:12, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
... Aaand, I'm back! @Anne Delong: I'd like to think I took heed of most of your suggestions if not all. I have moved the article to mainspace. I did end up making that article about the broader topic as you suggested. But I decided against turning the incidents' list into prose, until I had a lot more incidents to write about. I think I have now. So, I've decided to write a prose section about major incidents and move around the sections to turn it into a proper article. I will cut the list that is there into a draft, add a dozen more incidents and publish a separate list article as the main article for the prose section of incidents (after it gets out of the DYK process; resisting major change until that is resolved, one way or another). Anyway, that's that. The reason I came knocking is a different one.
I have decided to work on Nepal, referring to India and Switzerland for guidance. It's almost abandoned, so I don't expect to encounter a lot of disruption. I recently completed rewriting the Etymology which can be found at Nepal#Etymology. I feel like it's too long. What I've written is almost the complete story but it can be expanded to perhaps about double the size if it were to be a stand-alone article. While it feels too long, there's also the fact that all other examples I referred to talked about definitive etymologies while mine's about about 900 years of debate. I was wondering if you could give it a read and share your thoughts. Options to consider:
  1. Moving it to a stand-alone article and expanding it with all the details, while only giving the etymologies proper in the current article without all the background info.
  2. The current version is fine, as it's only slightly longer than those of countries with non-controversial etymologies.
  3. No matter how long the debate has been, etymology of a term doesn't deserve a standalone article, neither does it deserve so many words in this article, so cut the crap from this version and forget the rest (might require a helping hand).
Thanks!
P.S. You can say so if you wish to no longer continue the Guru-shishya relationship. I am very amicable, and understand the changing nature of goals and interests of a person over time. I absolutely wouldn't want to be imposing.   Usedtobecool ✉️  20:08, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello again, Usedtobecool. Sorry to take so long to reply - no internet at the cottage. I took a look at the Etymology section and it's informative, and I think long enough. (Consider WP:NOTDIC). When I am considering adding to an article, I ask myself, what are the readers looking for when they begin to read it? Chances are they want to know things like: Where is Nepal? What are the climate and terrain like? What countries are nearby? What is the main religion? What products and serves are produced? Where are the main cities, and how does one get there? Most readers won't be familiar with the term "etymology".
About making a stand-alone article: consider that anyone wanting more detail than what you already have there (and some of that appears to be speculation) can go and read one or more of the scholarly works you've cited. (You've done a good job of making it clear that it's other people, not Wikipedia, proposing theories of possible origins.) Encyclopedia articles are supposed to be summaries, not long and exhaustive treatments of a subject. In this case it looks like even the scholars don't know for sure, so as you write more, the balance tips toward speculation and theories as opposed to established facts.
However, remember that this is just one opinion - I personally like adding straightforward, factual information - others enjoy adding peripheral and corroborating material. And you aren't imposing - most people like giving advice - and likewise after you read it you are free to disregard it.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:09, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
I think I'll leave the matter as is for now, then. We'll see how it naturally evolves from here. I might get back to it when the rest of the article is up to acceptable standards. Hopefully, by then, I'll be a bit more older and wiser to look at it with a better perspective. Thanks as always! P.S. I still can't believe I didn't see that comma after the "Before", in so many readings of it. LMAO! Usedtobecool ✉️  08:54, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

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AfC MentoringEdit

Hi Anne! I hope that you're well. I remember your name from your AfC-related posts at WT:MED. Now that AfC appears on the article alerts, I was thinking of taking a bite at some anatomy-related ones. I haven't reviewed any before and want to make sure I'm up to scratch in terms of my reviewing style. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind being pinged in a little bit (maybe a week or two) and having you have a look at my work when I've reviewed some?

Cheers --Tom (LT) (talk) 10:24, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Sure, Tom (LT). I've gotten away from AfC lately, but have been meaning to get back to it. I will do my best. However, in the summer I am sometimes involved in activities which take me away from the internet for a day or two, so you may not receive a reply right away. Also bear in mind that I don't know anything about anatomy!—Anne Delong (talk) 12:18, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks :), will contact you then! --Tom (LT) (talk) 09:21, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Done! I reviewed Skin temperature and Epididymis evolution from reptiles to mammals and accepted both. I ran a manual copyvio check on Skin temperature (ie copy into google) and then remembered to do Earwig's one on the second one. Both are well cited and have text that is intelligible. To me they are well within the bounds of normal articles that we see around here and had no major issues that stopped them being accepted. I added relevant Wikiprojects and then tagged both articles. Would you mind having a look and then letting me know what you think about them and how I've managed them? It's quite exciting to learn a new Wiki-skill; once I get the hang of it I can deploy it more readily in the future. --Tom (LT) (talk) 08:12, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Tom (LT). I took a look at the two articles, and I agree that they shouldn't be kept in AfC any longer. The "Skin temperature" looks pretty good. The other one needs a lot of work to change it from something suitable for an academic journal into an article which an ordinary educated reader would find informative. I can see why you checked twice for copyright issues - having a complete article plopped into AfC in one edit by an unregistered user is unusual. However, the needed changes are more likely to happen in mainspace than in AfC, so you were right to promote it. Good work!—Anne Delong (talk) 01:33, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!Edit

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Witch-hunts in Nepal, the article you helped me with, was featured at DYK on the main page yesterday and got almost 10,000 views! Needless to say, I'm over the moon! Thank you very much for your guidance and continued support!

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ॥ Usedtobecool   19:12, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

That's great, Usedtobecool. You picked an interesting topic and did quite a bit of fact-finding. It's nice to have your work appreciated, isn't it?.—Anne Delong (talk) 21:35, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

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Bluegrass topics=Edit

Hi, I am a professor working on bluegrass topics and am leading my students in editing articles about bluegrass musicians. I am arriving late to your call for more work on bluegrass-related wikipedia articles, but figured I would say "hi"!Bidgoodl (talk) 20:55, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Bidgoodl. At the time I got very little response to my initiative to co-ordinate work on bluegrass articles. I had hoped to create a WikiProject, but there wasn't enough interest. I still work on them from time to time. It's sometimes difficult because so much of bluegrass is grass-roots-based rather than industry-driven, and the publications tend to be short-lived, not digitized and hard to find. I wish you and your students well in this endeavor.—Anne Delong (talk) 04:16, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

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Article ReviewEdit

Hi, Anne! Guess you are having a better day than I am? I just want to ask a question. My reviewer is on wikibreak and will like my article reviewed before resubmitting. How do I go about it?Dee 12:24, 19 September 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Duthperod (talkcontribs)

Hello Dee. The whole purpose of resubmitting is to get a review; however, I will comment: I see that you have shortened the draft, and that's a good thing. Information in an encyclopedia should be a summary of what has been published by journalists and other authors who are independent of the subject - The longer the draft, the more difficult it is to back up the information in it with reliable independent sources. There is still a lot of unsubstantiated content. Also, Wikipedia can't include opinions (such as "The Grubbs's work contributed to the exponential growth of Raytheon....") unless they are attributed to a knowledgeable expert. The link in the text to his wife's website will need to be removed, as per Wikipedia policy of no external links in the body of an article.

My analysis of the references: (1) Obituary: This appears to be a family-placed obituary. If this is a well-known person, there should be obituaries written by journalists, perhaps in business journals. It would be better to cite these.

(2) Desert Warrior: Although this is a "personal view", it does support that Grubbs was Raytheon's general manager, and that's a plain fact, so that's okay.

(3) Anything but Ordinary: This has been written by the subject himself, and so shouldn't be used as a reference - It could be added to a section at the end called "Further Reading".

(4)The Richest Man: This appears to be a book written by a journalist, a good reference. However, the paragraph it supports isn't written in a neutral way, and it's not clear. It shouldn't say what Grubbs thought, just what he did. Phrases like "world-renowned", "the timing was perfect", and "blossomed" aren't suitable, and it doesn't actually say what the rich man did. After the first sentence, the rest could all be replaced with "They decided to befriend Adnan Khashoggi, who had become wealthy acting as an agent in the oil and arms businesses." or something like that.

(5) "Improved Hawk for Saudi Arabia": I didn't load this, because my browser said "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead". However, the two paragraphs in the section that it supports are mostly not about Grubbs, but are instead a history lesson about the Saudi economy - I'm sure there's already an article about that. It could all be replaced with one sentence, something like "In 1972 Grubbs, along with Raytheon President/CEO Tom Philips, and Raytheon Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Phalen, worked out a proposal to sell between $400 million and $800 million in Hawk Missiles to the Saudi Arabian government."

(6) Milestone pact: This article in the NY Times doesn't appear to mention Grubbs at all. It's a good source for the fact that the contract was signed, but leaves unsupported all of the details of Grubbs' role.

(7) SECRET: - This is a discussion of whether the contract should have military advisors, and doesn't support any of the information in the paragraph, which is mostly not about Grubbs anyway.

(8) Whittaker and (9) Firm's success: These are not about Grubbs and don't mention him. The section about his role in the company is unsubstantiated.

(10) Litton and (11) SEC: These are not about Grubbs and don't mention him. The long involved paragraphs they are linked to are mostly not about him either. After the first sentence, the rest could be replaced with something simpler, such as: "Litton experienced an on-going problem in providing a sufficient inventory of spare parts; at the suggestion of his friend Khalid, Litton hired Grubbs as program manager in 1986 to resolve the issue, which he was able to do after several years of work."

(11) Informal: This doesn't say who made the remarks or if Grubbs was present; it's not a published document. It doesn't support any of the information in the paragraph, which has a lot of opinion and is more suitable for a memoir than an encyclopedia and needs serious trimming.

Okay, I hope that helps. Please focus the article on what Grubbs did, not who his friends were or what else was going on in the world, and try to find news reports or magazine features that tell about his life to use as references.—Anne Delong (talk) 05:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Anne for taking your time to go through the article, it means a lot to me. I have worked on your suggestion and will like your take on it again.Dee 20:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Duthperod (talkcontribs)

Thank you once again, can I go ahead now to resubmit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Duthperod (talkcontribs) 12:32, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Duthperod, please wait a bit - I will write back to you with some further information, but am having a busy time in my off-wiki life right now and don't have time tonight.—Anne Delong (talk) 00:14, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
Okay, Dee, now I have a bit of time. The draft of the article has reasonable content now. There's still one serious issue that could prevent it from being accepted if you submit it. Wikipedia has inclusion criteria - see Wikipedia:Notability (people). Since Wikipedia contributors are not necessarily experts in the subjects of the articles they are editing, they depend on those who are - in this case journalists, business analysts and historians who aren't friends, relatives or co-workers of the subject - to determine what information should be in the encyclopedia.
The references that you have included show that Mr. Grubbs was a business executive, and that he was friends with a rich man, and that Saudi royal family members liked him and didn't blame him for problems in his company. However, the criteria specifically state that having a relationship with or being associated with a famous person is not a justification for a stand-alone article. What's needed are news reports, historical analysis, articles in business journals or magazines that cover international affairs, etc., which state specifically what he did and why it was important. The references of this type that you've included mostly don't mention him at all. I spent some time looking on the internet and was unable to find anything, although of course not all content is freely available on line. I fear that if you submit the draft with these references, it will be rejected again.
If this happens, and you are unable to find stronger references, you may consider adding to the existing pages about the Hawk missile, Litton Industries, or Raytheon, where he is not mentioned. A single reference is all that's needed to add to an article.
You have put a lot of work into this, and you may also consider posting your more extensive earlier version on another website that isn't an encyclopedia. (see http://turndog.co/2014/10/28/14-free-platforms-to-share-your-short-stories-online/ "14 Free Platforms To Share Your Short Stories Online"] —Anne Delong (talk) 14:16, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
Anne Delong Thanks Anne, I will resubmit the article and see what happens. If it's regretted again then I will have to go with your suggestion which is adding it to an existing page.Dee 14:30, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

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Hi Anne Delong please reply this message is from mcelite. Thank you for your time.2600:1700:E5D0:CC30:AD0B:DAA8:B11A:B813 (talk) 14:39, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello mcelite.

I received your e-mail, but I prefer not to discuss Wikipedia business off-wiki, so this is my only reply. You were legitimately blocked for using multiple accounts to try to get around Wikipedia's policies. The admins who made this decision spent time looking into the matter carefully and were previously uninvolved. According to WP:SOCKBLOCK, you should now wait six months or so, and then make an unblock request without blaming relatives or anyone else, and explaining why Wikipedia would benefit from your edits, and promising not to make other editors and admins, who would rather get on with adding neutral facts and sources to the encyclopedia, spend their time dealing with sockpuppetry or edit warring instead. Not being able to edit Wikipedia in the meantime may be disappointing, but certainly not "terrifying", and saying so won't help convince anyone that you are a reasonable person who can follow the policies.

About the other editor you mentioned in your e-mail: he/she is not the reason you were blocked. Don't worry; there are tens of thousands of editors; if some inappropriate edits are made, someone will fix them eventually. If there's disagreement about the edits, Wikipedia has plenty of accepted dispute resolution mechanisms, such as Wikipedia:Third opinion and Wikipedia:Requests for comment.

Please do something else for a few months before making another unblock request.—Anne Delong (talk) 15:10, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Anne, thank you very much for replying it means a lot. I accept my punishment even though yes it's hard because I want to do more. I just wanted to show that I didn't just start trouble to just to be difficult and that I'm not blaming Corbie for my block. I did want to show what Corbie was doing so it could be brought to the attention of others. I made a serious mistake and I know apologizing right now won't change my current standing. Again thank you for your response and time.2600:1700:E5D0:CC30:C571:DBCD:3C38:8C99 (talk) 15:50, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

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BLP considerationsEdit

Anne, hello again! I want to write an article about this incident. It is notable as it has historic implications both politically and otherwise. It also has SIGCOV to support content. I think I can take it cautiously enough with WP:BLP open in the other tab. My concern is, whether the very idea of an article is improper or TOOSOON as, all the sigcov notwithstanding, the accusation itself still remains just that. Would it be WP:GOSSIP to create an article before the crime is proven, considering the SIGCOV is mostly focused on the alleged perpetrator, rather than the victim? Etcetera. Usedtobecool TALK  14:42, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Usedtobecool. If reliable sources have reported the arrest, then it is not gossip, as long as only the facts in the sources are summarized. However, I don't see why this incident would need an article separate from the article that already exists about Krishna Bahadur Mahara. It's only because he is a well-known person that the incident is in the news. I suggest that instead you start a section about the incident near the end of his article, being very careful not to add any speculation, only reported facts. Even if he is later convicted, mistreatment of women is unfortunately all too common, so unless there is something particularly unusual about the case, a few sentences in the existing article are probably enough. The text can always be moved to a separate article later in the unlikely case where the story expands beyond him (if, for example, investigators find a pattern of mistreatment involving other officials).—Anne Delong (talk) 06:00, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

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Talk:dotmobile | Requesting feedbackEdit

Thank you for edits on the Dotmobile page. Requesting any feedback that could aid in speedy review and publishing of the page. Thanks. --WindowPlant96 (talk) 18:06, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Hello, WindowPlant96. The fact that the article has not yet been approved may be at least partly because the information in it is mainly about things that are planned and announced for the future, rather than facts about what the company has actually done. If the company's products are still in development it may be Wikipedia:Too soon.
To comply with Wikipedia's requirements (Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies)), and to confirm the accuracy of information, a company has to have been written about extensively by journalists and/or other independent authors in published documents. Press releases, or articles which just copy information from press releases saying something like "according to company sources", or quotes of comments made by company officials in interviews, don't help, because they are not independent.
It's surprising how much difference there can be between what company representatives think is important for the public to know and what independent writers find interesting enough to research and write about.
To improve the article's chances of passing a review, I suggest that you check the current references, and if they are based on material spoken or written by the company's staff, remove them and find articles written instead by business or tech reporters.(I didn't see anything in the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, the National Post or the Globe and Mail.) If you don't find anything, you may want to wait until there is more coverage. If you succeed in finding some, then change the tone of the draft so that there is less of "aims to" "announced", and "under development" and more "this happened" and "that was reported", to avoid the appearance that the purpose of the draft is to promote the company (per WP:PROMOTION).—Anne Delong (talk) 20:45, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

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Thanks, Dr. Blofeld; 10,000 improvements is a challenging goal - I hope we get there someday...—Anne Delong (talk) 05:40, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

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AfD for Revive the RoseEdit

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Can you please assist me with a failed submissionEdit

I have revised this article that was immediately denied by someone that appears to have a history of just denying articles immediately with little reason. This is regarding Mark Johnson the banjo player. I am looking for feedback on if the page is acceptable or if it needs further revision. I have corrected the concerns addressed in the first denial. Thank you for any help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Mark_Johnson_(musician) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harpgear (talkcontribs) 02:22, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Hello, Harpgear. This draft interests me and I may be able to improve it. However, I have been working on two music projects in real life right now, plus I am in the middle of improving another draft, so it may be a few days before I can get to it.—Anne Delong (talk) 17:19, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much!!!! — Harpgear (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:15, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Okay, Harpgear, I have fixed it up and accepted it. It needed a lot of changes - not enough facts in the body of the article, too much promotional language and namedropping for a neutral encyclopedia article, and some superfluous information that was about the awards rather than about Johnson. Most of the references were not to independent sources - company blogs in particular always have an agenda. I had no trouble finding news articles to use instead.—Anne Delong (talk) 08:31, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you again!!!! I am learning and I appreciate your help very much!! — Harpgear (talk) 13:55, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

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rejectionEdit

Hi Anne, could you tell me why my submission for Douglas Wilson was declined? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thumper1001 (talkcontribs) 12:30, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Hello, Thumper1001. I can't find a submission called "Douglas Wilson" in the Draft area, but I did find a short paragraph in your sandbox here: User:Thumper1001/sandbox. Is this what you are talking about? It's the only thing I can find in your contributions.
Sandboxes are just for experimenting, so no one would notice what you wrote there unless you notified them about it. However, if this is the "submission" you are talking about, it would in no way be suitable for an encyclopedia article. For one thing, it has a long phrase taken from a press release in the Globe and Mail, which would be a copyright issue. For another thing, it's written more as a CV than as a biography. Thirdly, Wikipedia has inclusion criteria (read about them here: Wikipedia:Notability (people). To show that Mr. Wilson is well-enough known to be the subject of a world-wide encyclopedia article, his life and activities must have been written about extensively in books, magazines, news reports, business journals, etc., by authors or journalists who are not connected with the companies and organizations with which he's connected (ie, not press releases or company documents). The article has to include references to these sorts of things to demonstrate this to the other Wikipedia editors. Here's an example of an article with appropriate references - Alan Gertner; if you click on "edit" and look at the code you can see how these are added.
If this is not the one that you mean, please indicate the exact name of the page you submitted.

I hope this helps.—Anne Delong (talk) 13:55, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

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Help with AfC submission!! Thank you for your time!!Edit

Hello Anne,

I'm fairly new to wiki, and created this draft about Yiannis Papadopoulos (guitarist) a month ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Yiannis_Papadopoulos_(guitarist)

I saw your name in a few articles for musicians including https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioannis_Anastassakis

and I thought I'd ask your if you could maybe have a look and let me know if you see sth that I could make better or if it's ok? Sorry if I'm asking sth that I shouldn't, I'm not very familiar with all the wiki policies.

I appreciate your time, I know you're busy. Thank you very much. Rhythm Zero (talk) 18:29, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Hello, Rhythm Zero. It's fine to ask for help; Wikipedia is a giant collaborative project. I took a look at the page, and I have some suggestions:
First, be careful of name-dropping, because anything that seems as though it is included only to boost the importance of the subject is inappropriate. For example, you mention the well-known band Creed in the lead section, but Mr. Papadopoulos has nothing to do with that band, really. If he plays Creed songs it could be mentioned further down in chronological sequence of his career.
Tone down or remove any text that is about feelings and ideas rather than about facts; for example "influences" instead of "inspirations" is more neutral; musicians whose work he enjoyed shouldn't be in the article - Wikipedia is not a fan magazine - but sometimes those who had an influence on his style of playing are included.
Announcements of upcoming projects are inappropriate, as other types of press releases and promotions. Concert reviews by music writers are good. I removed a reference to "discogs"; this isn't an independent reliable source - it's user-contributed like Wikipedia. Be careful about the use of interviews as references; only what the interviewing journalist says can be used as a reference, not what the interviewee says - that is, avoid relying on Mr. Papadopoulos' own words - these are not neutral or independent verification. Interviews where the journalist just asks questions and has not included his or her own research shouldn't be included.
Promoting his sponsors is definitely a no-no - if there's equipment that he is so known for that independent journalists and music critics are writing about it (like Willie Nelson's guitar or Paul McCartney's bass), that's okay; otherwise don't mention brand names - Wikipedia has a policy against advertising. The same goes for using promotional videos of the band as references - I haven't heard of gshow, but it sounds like that, and definitely facebook references are out.
A musician who is mainly known for work in one band is often included in Wikipedia as a section of the article about that band. To be eligible for a separate article, he/she has to have been written about extensively, not just a sentence or two in an article about the group, so look for those sorts of references.
One more thing: when adding references, be sure to include the name of the journalist, the name of the magazine or newspaper, and the publication date, not just what website it was posted on. These items help to show that it is an actual published document, not just somebody's social media or personal blog. I fixed one for you that just said "issue.com".
Okay, I hope this helps. If I get some time I may work on the draft a bit. I've been surprisingly busy for an old lady that can't leave her house these days.—Anne Delong (talk) 12:33, 3 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello Anne, first of all I'd like to thank you for your quick and in-depth reply, it really shed light on aspects I would be able to understand and correct on my own. I edited the article following your guidelines, deleting parts and the "not good/not acceptable" sources, correcting the language and the format of all the sources. If you can find some time to have one more look I'd appreciate it. Thank you very much once again. Rhythm Zero (talk) 20:59, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Draft:Iftekhar RafsanEdit

--KaziKamrulOfficial17 (talk) 19:06, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Hello sir, My name is Kamrul. This is my first article on Wikipedia. I am now the new Wikipedia editor. I am bored sitting at home all day because the university is currently closed. So I thought let's do something. That's why I came to Wikipedia. I thought of writing the article "Iftekhar Rafsan" because I am one of his super fan. I don't know how successful I was in writing this article but I tried my best. If I have any mistakes, I have a request to correct them. Finally, my request was that the article be reviewed once. Thank you

Hello, Kamrul. Welcome to Wikipedia! I took a look at your draft; you've done a good job with the formatting. Before the draft is reviewed, it's important that the information in it verified by independent, published sources. If journalists or other authors not connected to Iftekhar Rafsan write about him extensively in magazines, news articles or books, then he is well-enough known to be the subject of an encyclopedia article.
Some of the references you have included seem to be this kind, but I am unfamiliar with news sources in that part of the world; you will know better which are well-respected sources. However, others seem to be press releases, advertising, and videos of the subject these are not independently written. About the statistics you have included in the article: References to the databases of results show that the sentences are accurate, but they don't show that they are significant; for that you once again need to show that journalists or feature writers (not people close to him) who cover these topics have written and published articles about his involvement in the sport.
I hope this helps; I will have to leave the reviewing of the page to someone who knows about gaming, food reviewing and Bangladesh.—Anne Delong (talk) 21:08, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

@Anne Delong:Thank you so much sir for replying to my message. Honestly I was a little emotional when writing the article because this is my first article. I wasn't really familiar with Wikipedia Guideline. I didn't understand many things at all. I have tried a lot to learn as much as I can by Google. So I apologize if I made a mistake. I have tried a lot to collect data from verified by independent, published sources. Among them The Daily Star (Bangladesh), Dhaka Tribune, The Prestige Magazine are many established newspapers in Bangladesh. HLTV, ESL (company) has his profile. Where news and statistics of professional esports players are published. Various official sports tournaments are arranged at challonge.com. These tournaments are arranged by the official sports clubs. CHALLONGE's parent organization is Logitech. As a fan of his, I follow him all the time. Moreover, he has a lot of TVCs that are not mentioned anywhere. For being involved with YouTube, Esport and many creative works, Iftekhar Rafsan is currently the most influential personality in Bangladesh, especially among the youth. So my request to you is to reconsider my article as a new Wikipedian. --Kazi-Kamrul-Hasan (talk) 13:51, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

KaziKamrulOfficial17, it seems that you have deleted that draft. Perhaps you misunderstood me - I did not reject your work. I just said that I thought someone more familiar with the topic of YouTube personalities and online gaming should take a look at it rather than me. You could ask the guys at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Bangladesh or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Internet culture to find editors who know about this stuff. It is too soon to give up!—Anne Delong (talk) 20:14, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

DisputeEdit

Hello. I know administrators are not supposed to resolve dispute but this isn't going anywhere. You might be familiar with User:Kazi-Kamrul-Hasan. I'm just trying to improve the article Iftekhar Rafsan which he created. He is constantly reverting my edits without reasonable conclusions. He told me about putting citations but the parts I edited doesn't require any. I've been trying get to get to the bottom of this but he is making it difficult. He should also know that Wikipedia isn't a personal blogging website and he cannot 'own' an article he created. I would like your opinions in this matter. Thanks. Human (talk) 21:44, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

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Can you please assist me with further bluegrass related contentEdit

I have created a page for a Mark Johnson collaboration album he recorded with the Rice Brothers. I was wondering it you might review it at your convenience for any corrections I may need to make. Thank you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Harpgear/sandbox — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harpgear (talkcontribs) 21:25, 27 May 2020 (UTC)