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Bosnian warEdit


Why did you remove the parties who supported BiH on the article Bosnian war? America supported Bosnia diplomatically, and Iran even had proposals for an armed intervention by Muslim countries in Bosnia, etc. I'm just curious on why you decided to remove it, because to me it doesn't make sense. --Spafky (talk) 13:00, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

I reverted its addition because Pincrete had already removed it, here, Spafky. Per WP:BRD, the proposed addition should be discussed on the article's talk page. Cordless Larry (talk) 13:19, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Requesting your participationEdit

Hi. As a recent contributor to Asian Americans, I am seeking your input for a discussion about changes to the lead section that I started. I'm trying to set a good example of consensus-building, especially for the lead section. Your input would be most appreciated. Thanks! --Ishu (talk) 15:04, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Americans of British AncestryEdit

Hi Larry,

Americans who enumerate their ancestry as British, Cornish, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, Manx, Welsh, Orkney, Ulster-Scots, or related, numbered 34,275,567 in 2013. This figure should have already been listed on the page. Those who list their ancestry as "American" are of British origin. Residents self-identifying as British numbered 61 million in 1980; 30 million people of British ancestry did not die in 30 years without producing a single child.

The page in question is in discussion of emigrants of British ethnic and ancestral origin, beginning with the settlement of the former British colonies. There are in fact more people of ethnic British background in the US than in Britain itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 111818b (talkcontribs) 10:26, 27 August 2019 (UTC) 111818b (talk) 10:43, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Let's keep this discussion in one place, at Talk:British diaspora#Population figures. Cordless Larry (talk) 11:35, 27 August 2019 (UTC)



I've received two messages from your re updates to Richard Rose page. There is a source in my text? I'm not sure why I am receiving messages saying there is no source?

Regards, Victor

VictorBailey25 (talk) 15:10, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for contacting me, VictorBailey25. If you look at the current version of the article, you'll see that the content is accompanied by footnote references. You replaced the content with text that listed a single source at the end. At a minimum, this new text would require footnote references pointing to the specific pages in that source that support each part of the article. However, the source is a book by Rose, and Wikipedia's preference is that articles be based largely on sources independent of the subject. Furthermore, aspects of your text were too promotional, such as "he has been an innovator in political science and public policy research". If you have some sort of personal or financial relationship with Rose, please consult WP:COI. Cordless Larry (talk) 16:13, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Hello Cordless Larry,

Thank you for your email and guidance about what is needed. I have put on various references starting with Who's Who, where Professor Rose has a very long entry. There are also references to websites and publications in academic journals and for personal matters to his memoir. Just about to post this. Would appreciate any feedback if there is still anything wrong?

Kind regards, Victor — Preceding unsigned comment added by VictorBailey25 (talkcontribs) 10:45, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

If you used Who's Who as a source, then you appear to have forgotten to cite it, VictorBailey25. Your version of the article didn't cite any sources using inline citations and also contained promotional wording. I suggest that you discuss any proposed changes on the article's talk page, as your attempts to rewrite the article have now been reverted several times. Cordless Larry (talk) 19:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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Streatham and Clapham High School: Proposed new section: Pupil count planning breach and application to expandEdit


I have put a suggested new section for Streatham and Clapham High School on Talk:Streatham and Clapham High School. I noticed you've raised WP:COI and WP:PROMOTION concerns about the page's current content, and so I wanted to run this by you rather than just sticking it straight in.

If you have any suggestions I'm more than happy to adopt them. I think that the information - however it might best be presented - is important and highly relevant to many people who are interested in the school. It would be great if it could achieve a stable presence on the page, if sufficient consensus can be reached on an appropriate form of presentation.

Many Thanks, West Streatham Resident (talk) 12:31, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

I don't have any objection to the addition of neutrally worded, well-sourced material, West Streatham Resident. The issue was that it appeared that people associated with the school were trying to use the article to promote it, but so long as that doesn't apply to you, do go ahead and edit the article. Cordless Larry (talk) 22:23, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for respondingEdit

I'll go ahead and edit (with improved cite detail, but no other changes)

West Streatham Resident (talk) 11:17, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

/* Sir Charles Asgill, 2nd Baronet */ Arbil44 (talk) 15:34, 19 September 2019 (UTC)Edit

Thank you Cordless Larry for your long-suffering with all my IT ineptitudes. You have been very helpful and have the patience of a saint! Arbil44 (talk) 15:34, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

I was happy to help, Arbil44. In truth, my lack of experience with permissions issues probably meant it took longer to resolve than it might have, but we got there in the end. Cordless Larry (talk) 19:41, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Is there any way, or anywhere, to include the English translation (“Regardless of his own interest”) of the motto do you think? Arbil44 (talk) 09:40, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

It could go in brackets at the end of the caption, perhaps, Arbil44? Cordless Larry (talk) 17:47, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you Cordless Larry, it hasn't worked. It seems the 'box' enclosing the coat of arms is too small...Arbil44 (talk) 18:44, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

You'd placed it after the closing brackets for the image, Arbil44. I've fixed it for you here. Cordless Larry (talk) 18:56, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Ah, thank you. That looks good now! Arbil44 (talk) 23:24, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

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