Archive 1: November 2009 - January 2010
Archive 2: January 2010 - December 2010

DYK for The Scott SistersEdit

Well Xmas has started. Thanks for your help Victuallers (talk) 12:02, 24 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I, for one, enjoyed your Scott Sisters article very much. Miss Ivonne (talk) 16:38, 24 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scott sistersEdit

Hi Cordelia. This is in response to the discussion on your article, entitled Scott sisters. I apologize if I came off as rude or stubborn. That was certainly not my intent. We all have biases, and ignoring them completely while editing Wikipedia is very difficult. Please understand that my actions were in no way an attempt to undermine or insult your contributions. I'm certain that the same can be said for the other editors involved in the discussion. I firmly believe that we are all trying to improve Wikipedia in whichever way we can. Have a merry Christmas!-RHM22 (talk) 23:29, 24 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You didn't come across as rude or stubborn at all, and I hope I didn't give you the impression that I thought you did. Thanks for helping out with the Scott sisters article, and for all your work to improve Wikipedia. Congrats also on your recent DYKs, it looks like you've written some interesting articles recently. Wishing you a happy New Year! Best, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 16:34, 26 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks for your understanding and kind words. You didn't give me the impression of being upset, I just wanted to leave you a message to be certain. A happy New Year to you as well!-RHM22 (talk) 16:44, 26 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the way, I just checked, and your DYK will make the hall of fame. It got 13.1 thousand hits, and is 13th in total views for a DYK article so far this month.-RHM22 (talk) 21:15, 26 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2009 Ashura protestsEdit

I have now provided my explenation for why this article is POV here: Talk:2009 Ashura protests#NPOV. Kermanshahi (talk) 15:07, 28 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fair use rationale for File:RaminPourandarjani.jpgEdit

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Sockpuppet AccountEdit

USER: Cordelia Vorkosigan appears to be a cover ACCOUNT for USER: CordeliaNaismith. Any pro-Israeli propaganda being spread by this user in Wikipedia should be taken in that context.Cardovus (talk)

For the record, the user who posted the above message has since been blocked. I really don't know if the user had any evidence for his/her claim.-RHM22 (talk) 20:42, 11 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also for the record, the "cover" account self-identified as an alternate account with its first edit, and the names are alternate names for the same well-known fictional character. No indication of anything inappropriate here. Hullaballoo Wolfowitz (talk) 19:29, 19 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Cordelia (if I may), nice to bump into you on the -pedia. I see you're interested in computational biology. Maybe you'd like to take a look at the articles Race (classification of humans), Race and genetics and Human genetic variation which have all been the stomping grounds of Miradre (talk · contribs) (who as you noticed is a fan of the New Century Foundation's publications) and likeminded editors for a while. You'd be heartily welcome.·Maunus·ƛ· 16:55, 9 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Maunus, thanks for your note and nice to bump into you as well. I just visited your userpage and it seems you work on some very interesting areas of Wikipedia, and your real-life research interests sound very intriguing too! I probably won't have too much time to edit Wikipedia in the near future, but thanks for pointing these articles out and I'll try to take a look at them at some point. Human genetic variation is a topic that I'm interested in, (and, although my own research is unrelated, some members of my research group work on human population genetics), so that article is one I might be especially interested in the future. I do hope that some one will take the time to fix the Race and crime in the United States article sometime soon, because between the preponderance of fringe theories and the narrow article focus, that one remains a dispiriting mess...Best wishes, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 23:04, 10 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK nomination of Filep KarmaEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Filep Karma at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Pgallert (talk) 08:17, 19 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Godeliève MukasarasiEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Norma CruzEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Jean-Claude KavumbaguEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Filep KarmaEdit

The DYK project (nominate) 12:04, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

CPJ TemplateEdit

Hi Cordelia,

I'm working on a template for the CPJ awards at Template:Footer CPJ International Press Freedom Award laureates, but it's coming out hideously ugly. Any suggestions? I've created them for the Homo Homini Awards and Gwangju Prize now, but I wonder if this one just has too many winners, and too much red, to ever be attractive or useful. Khazar (talk) 15:18, 24 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NM--got a hand at the Village Pump. I'll start adding to articles tonight probably. Cheers, Khazar (talk) 20:10, 24 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nice job on the template--it looks great! Cheers, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 03:40, 1 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Khazar (talk) 03:57, 1 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You have beat me to vandalism several time tonight Guerillero | My Talk 04:12, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Gee, thanks! CordeliaNaismith (talk) 04:14, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A CPJ puzzleEdit

I can't for the life of me find a single online reference to 1991 CPJ IPF award winner Cary Vaughan, even to write a two-line stub. I've gone over everything I can think of with regard to Bill Foley, who may or may not have been a collaborator, without luck. I know this is an area you're interested in, too--any ideas, by chance? If all else fails, I might just e-mail Foley (who has a website and a univ. e-mail address) and see if he'll tell me. Khazar (talk) 04:19, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I tried searching the Google News archives, and came across this...CordeliaNaismith (talk) 04:48, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great, that's all I need! Mostly I'm just looking to fill in that redlink on the template. If CV wasn't a journalist but just a lobbier for one, that would explain why I haven't been able to find him. Thanks, and cheers, Khazar (talk) 04:50, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, it's a she, and it's Foley's wife. Now it all falls into place. Looks like she just just crests notability with this stuff. Thanks again, Khazar (talk) 05:02, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting, and good job with the article. Now, it will be a lot easier for the next person who is curious to figure out what Cary Vaughan did in 1991 :-) Cheers, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 12:46, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good catch!Edit

Appreciate this: [1] -- especially as not that many people have access to it. I think the last time I saw copyvios from Oxford Music Online that bald was during a school project when a bunch of students were trying to get their "article improvements" in a few minutes before the deadline. Antandrus (talk) 21:51, 7 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks--I appreciate the kind words. CordeliaNaismith (talk) 21:19, 12 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Helping HandEdit

  The Helping Hand Barnstar
For nominating my early articles to DYK, pointing me to what's become my main area of editing, going to bat for the images I uploaded, and generally being my wiki-guardian angel. -- Khazar (talk) 09:14, 24 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, Khazar! It's such a pleasure to see the lovely work you're doing on Wikipedia.CordeliaNaismith (talk) 21:30, 24 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jean Lafitte's jewish grandmotherEdit

Wish to know on what proof did you find forgery Jean Lafitte's note about his origin. This was published by the chief rabbi of Philadelphia Bertram Wallace Korn and presented in the book of the well known historian Edward Kritzler. (Unfortunately they are both dead) Ag Andras (talk) 04:05, 22 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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CPJ International Press Freedom AwardsEdit

See the good news? Thanks for turning me on to this list; it's been great fun to flesh it out. Khazar2 (talk) 19:00, 4 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow!! Congratulations on your featured list, it is beautiful! And thanks for the note, you made my day! I can't believe how much you've improved this page. You really did an amazing job with this. Cheers, CordeliaNaismith (talk) 02:02, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! It's been a very rewarding project. Khazar2 (talk) 02:40, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Adebisi Akanji for deletionEdit


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

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Hi, thanks for your work. I noticed an "underlinked" template you added to an article. Really? On en.WP we try to ration links to the most useful. Tony (talk) 07:53, 19 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Possibly unfree File:Bloomberg khazeijpg.jpgEdit

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Proposed deletion of Ali HeydariyanEdit


The article Ali Heydariyan has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Not notable. Nothing of the references mention him directly, but all as a passing mention. Fails WP:GNG.

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Today's Wikipedian 10 years agoEdit

Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:12, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN recognition for Dmitry MuratovEdit

On 9 October 2021, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Dmitry Muratov, which you created. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Indefensible (talk) 22:02, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]