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Have requested a review of your closeEdit

Notice of noticeboard discussionEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:12, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Obsession with SerpentzaEdit

Hi Cunard, are you Associated with Serpentza and his doings? Not sure why you are modifying his biography a lot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8801:C000:108:19B:7FCC:4207:48A6 (talk) 08:20, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

I have no conflict of interest with Winston Sterzel. I am monitoring his article after I participated in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Winston Sterzel and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Winston Sterzel (2nd nomination) because it has been subject to significant vandalism in the past including BLP violations. Cunard (talk) 08:38, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Are you Andy Cravenho?Edit

You seem to promote Mr. Cravenho a great deal. I suspect you are he. TeddyCruz (talk) 07:16, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

I am not Andy Cravenho. I have no conflict of interest with Andy Cravenho. I added a negative review to Invoicera so that there is more negative coverage of the software and restored the reliably sourced TechRadar review that you had removed. After restoring the Andy Cravenho review, I have re-removed it since it was written by an Entrepreneur contributor and not an Entrepreneur staff member. Cunard (talk) 07:57, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

anrfcEdit

Sorry, I didn't realize you already requested rfc closure for Template talk:2019–20 coronavirus pandemic#RfC on linking to template namespace.  Bait30  Talk 2 me pls? 03:09, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

No worries. I don't think you did anything wrong. It's fine to keep the RfC pinned until the consensus is assessed by an WP:ANRFC closer. Cunard (talk) 04:32, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

A year ago ...
 
find sources
... you were recipient
no. 2196 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:51, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

It's been a year! Thank you for the lovely message, Gerda Arendt (talk · contribs)! You are so kind! Cunard (talk) 05:00, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of VITAL (machine learning software) for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article VITAL (machine learning software) 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/VITAL (machine learning software) 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.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. MistyGraceWhite (talk) 08:54, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Please stop closing RfCsEdit

Your latest closings seem disruptive. Please undo. Thanks.--SharʿabSalam▼ (talk) 07:47, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi SharabSalam (talk · contribs). You participated in the RfCs I procedurally closed at Talk:Alan Dershowitz#RfC on Menetrez response and Talk:Media coverage of Bernie Sanders#RfC: AOC comment about Politico. Do you want the consensus for these RfCs to be assessed by a closer at WP:ANRFC, or do you think they do not need to be closed and should be archived without closure? Cunard (talk) 07:53, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Hi Cunard, if they got archived I will restore them. I dont know how to request a closing in WP:ANRFC but I will try. I understand that there is a dispute between you and other editors. I support your position but I dont support your latest closings. They seem WP:Pointy.--SharʿabSalam▼ (talk) 07:59, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
I reverted my procedural closes for the Dershowitz and Sanders RfCs here and here. I do not consider the closes disruptive. I made the procedural closes to inform RfC participants that the RfCs would not be formally closed since they had been declined at WP:ANRFC. This is to inform editors who might have intended to request a close at ANRFC but didn't because they saw I had requested the close. If any editors believed an RfC close would be helpful, they would need to file a close request at WP:ANRFC themselves. I list RfCs at the noticeboard to help editors like you who do not know how to request a close at ANRFC or are not even aware of ANRFC. Thank you, SharabSalam (talk · contribs) for your explanation.

These are the two close requests that have been declined Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure#Talk:Alan Dershowitz#RfC on Menetrez response and Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure/Archive 30#Talk:Media coverage of Bernie Sanders#RfC: AOC comment about Politico. The first close request is not archived so you can comment there to ask for a close. The second close request is archived, so you will need to make a new close request at ANRFC. Cunard (talk) 08:16, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Cunard, thank you, I have tried to add Media coverage of Bernie Sanders' RfC but it seems that I have made an error. All other request for closer below mine disappeared and my comment next to the {{initiated}} template also disappeared.--SharʿabSalam▼ (talk) 08:32, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Hi SharabSalam (talk · contribs). Thank you for requesting a close! Regarding this close request, you'll need to remove the line that says:

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since it is hidden text that is causing the rest of the page to disappear. I cannot remove it myself because if I do, the ~~~~ will add my signature to the page, and an admin might think I re-requested closure of an RfC after it had been declined.

If you think Talk:Alan Dershowitz#RfC on Menetrez response also needs a close, you'll probably need to make a new request since the {{Not done}} tag in the section at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure#Talk:Alan Dershowitz#RfC on Menetrez response will cause the section to be archived without a close happening.

Cunard (talk) 08:38, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

RequestEdit

Hi Cunard, as a follow-up to the AN discussion, I am going to ask that you cease posting any request at ANRFC. You are flooding the board, and this has been pointed out to you for years and you have not changed your approach in a meaningful way as the board is still always backlogged because admins do not review it. A common theme that has come up at AN is that some of the things you list people were going to list anyway: to me that demonstrates that your participation is not needed, as the actual participants are able to request closures themselves if one is needed. For cases where no one else wanted a closure, and you are the only one requesting one, that is a sign that one is not needed. At this point I consider your actions here to be actively disrupting the encyclopedia because they are overwhelming a board and causing admins and other experienced users not to take action where action might actually be needed. I'll cross-post this to AN, but wanted to make the request directly so it doesn't get lost. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:45, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi TonyBallioni (talk · contribs). I find it very disheartening that my actions are considered disruptive as I have tried my best over the years to be responsive to the community's concerns by being more discriminate in my close requests. I have contributed these close requests to help editors like SharabSalam who are not aware of ANRFC or do not know how to make a close request at ANRFC.

I understand your strong reasoning for making this request. I would like to continue to contribute close requests at WP:ANRFC but at a significantly smaller scale to make sure I do not "floo[d] the board". My proposal is that beginning today, I will contribute between 0 and 3 close requests to WP:ANRFC every month. I would add (1) discussions I participated in, (2) discussions listed at Template:Centralized discussion, and (3) discussions I think would benefit from a close. You previously wrote that "~30 of the open requests at ANRFC are from Cunard. ~20 are from all others combined". As I would not file more than 3 close requests per month, it would take 10 months for me to contribute the 30 close requests you see from me on the board today. Does this address your concern that I am "flooding the board"? Would you support this?

Thank you for your work closing RfCs at ANRFC today. I hope you continue contributing to ANRFC as the noticeboard needs people who are willing to close difficult discussions. I hope that as a result of my scaling back my close requests at ANRFC, the admins who have not responded to requests at the board because of my many close requests will now do so.

Cunard (talk) 02:24, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Cunard, thank you for taking this on board, and I am sorry if it was so straightforward, but I didn't know any other way to say it because I felt all of the more diplomatic ways had been tried. I think your suggestion is a good one, and I really appreciate it. Yes, I think 3 a month is a very reasonable limit. You are a valued member of this community, and suggesting 3 discussions worth closing a month that appear to be major could be of great benefit to the community. Again, thank you for being so open to feedback here. To be honest, I have never seen someone on Wikipedia respond with such openness to this, and I really do appreciate it. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:30, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, TonyBallioni (talk · contribs). I try my best to respond to feedback and suggestions from the community. Your encouragement and kind words mean a lot to me. Cunard (talk) 04:30, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
I think 0 - 3 postings a month is a great outcome for the encyclopedia. Thank you for this Cunard. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 02:38, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Barkeep49 (talk · contribs). I hope that you will resume your good contributions at WP:ANRFC. Cunard (talk) 04:30, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
Cunard, you are an asset to this project in more ways than one. El_C 07:11, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
I appreciate your kind words and support, El_C (talk · contribs)! It is very heartening. Cunard (talk) 07:40, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
Agree with the above compliments. Listening to the concerns raised about the ANRFC listings with this sensible suggestion of limiting to 3 per month shows that you have the right attitude here. Cheers to you  — Amakuru (talk) 21:33, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Thomas Fitzpatrick (pilot)Edit

I might have a major issue here. It appears I might have confused two separate people. The Thomas Fitzpatrick who flew the plane might not have been the same one that fought in WWII the dates of birth and death might be wrong as he would only be 15 by the end of WWII. Any sources written after the article I wrote is not reliable as they are most likely based on the Wikipedia article. Is there anyway you can verify this or find sources? Valoem talk contrib 22:24, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Valoem (talk · contribs), I will take a look. Cunard (talk) 22:25, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I did find this source, perhaps more are need? Valoem talk contrib 22:37, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Valoem (talk · contribs), with high likelihood, the Thomas Fitzpatrick discussed in this obituary is the same Thomas Fitzpatrick who flew the plane and fought in World War II.

Here are two sources I found:

  • Silberfarb, Edward. (1956-10-01). "Pilot Detained In $5,000 Bail: Emerson Man Held On Four Charges After Landing Plane on New York Street" (pages 1 and 2). The Record. Archived from the original (pages 1 and 2) on 2020-05-30. Retrieved 2020-05-30. – via Newspapers.com.

    The article says "Thomas Fitzpatrick of 15 Dogwood Lane" is a "26-year-old pilot" of the plane mentioned in the article. The article notes:

    Performing the unusual is not new to Fitzpatrick, however. According to his brother, Frank, he joined the U. S. Marine Corps at the age of 15, and was stationed in China at the close of World War II. Before he was discharged two years later he had learned to fly a reconnaissance plane.

    After service with the Marines he joined the Army and was sent to Japan. A New York City resident at the time, he was scheduled to return home when the Korean emergency began. Within a week, he became the first person from New York City to be wounded in Korea. According to one report, he was wounded while driving an ammunition truck to rescue some American soldiers trapped by Communist fire.

    He allegedly obtained his civilian pilot's license through the Teterboro School of Aeronautics, owner of the craft he allegedly stole. Donald Hulse of 165 Kaywin Road, Paramus, signed the larceny complaint. The airplane, which was dismantled by police after the landing, is a Cessna 140.

  • "Quiz Carlstadt Pilot In NYC Street Landing: Fitzpatrick Shows Up at Headquarters; Had Laneded Craft in Area Two Years Ago". Herald News. Associated Press. 1958-10-04. Archived from the original on 2020-05-30. Retrieved 2020-05-30 – via Newspapers.com.

    The article notes:

    Police immediately thought of a Carlstadt, N. J., man who made a similar landing two years ago within a few blocks of the same spot. Thomas Fitzpatrick, 442 Jefferson Street, appeared at a police station for questioning here this morning but there was no immediate report from officers.

    ...

    Authorities said they wanted to question Fitzpatrick, now 28, who on September 30, 1956, "borrowed" a small plane from Hulse's school at Teterboro and landed it safely on St. Nicholas Avenue at 191st Street, Manhattan

    The article notes that Fitzpatrick had previously resided in Emerson, New Jersey, but moved to Carlstadt in June after he got married. The article notes he is a mechanic working for Curtiss Wright Corporation at Caldwell, Fitzpatrick. It notes he resides with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fitzpatrick. He has an older brother and an older sister. The article calls him an "ex-Army heavyweight boxing champion". The article further notes:

    He joined an Army boxing team after recuperating from his Korean wounds. During his convalescence he lost and later regained 70 of his 220 pounds. Prior to his Army discharge in 1951 he was assigned as a military policeman patrolling the Times Square Area in New York City.

The obituary says Thomas E. Fitzpatrick died at age 79 on September 14, 2009. This means he was born in 1929 or 1930. The Record said in 1956 that Fitzpatrick is a "26-year-old pilot" which means he was born in 1929 or 1930.
The obituary says Fitzpatrick was "[b]eloved husband for 51 years to Helen (Fratinardo) Fitzpatrick". This means they got married in 1957 or 1958. The 1958 article in the Associated Press says Fitzpatrick got married around June 1958.
The obituary says Fitzpatrick "served in the US Marine Corps in the Asian Theater during WWII after his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps he joined the US Army and served during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart". The Associated Press said he served in the U. S. Marine Corp at age 15 where he was based in China near the end of World War II. The article also notes that he then served in the Marines and became "the first perosn in New York City to be wounded in Korea".
I will continue to look for more sources about him before I comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Thomas Fitzpatrick (pilot).

Cunard (talk) 23:39, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

USA (brand)Edit

Thanks for your help with Thomas Fitzpatrick. I was wondering if you could help me find sources for USA (brand) a brand of cigarette from Liggett Group unrelated to ITG Brands's USA Gold. Due to the commonness of the name I can't find sources. I was also looking from character analysis sources for Joel (The Last of Us). I can't access these sources LATimes and this NYTimes source because of lack of subscription. Are there any other sources you can find? Valoem talk contrib 08:14, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi Valoem (talk · contribs). Those two articles do not provide substantial coverage about Joel. I commented at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joel (The Last of Us) with sources I found.

I was unable to find substantial coverage about USA (brand) likely because it is a very common search term. I tried search combinations including "USA" with "Liggett" but was still unable to find substantial coverage about the brand. Cunard (talk) 09:55, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Keep (app)Edit

 On 3 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Keep (app), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Keep was the most downloaded fitness app in China between July and September 2018, with 38.8 million downloads? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Keep (app). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Keep (app)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for The Aroma CafeEdit

 On 5 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article The Aroma Cafe, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that McDonald's lost over £20 million in its sale of The Aroma Cafe, the first non-American chain it had acquired to run as a separate brand? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, The Aroma Cafe), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Monita RajpalEdit

 On 18 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Monita Rajpal, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Monita Rajpal, whose first job out of college was as a receptionist, has interviewed Mikhail Gorbachev, Vicente Fox, Al Gore, Tom Ford, and I. M. Pei? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Monita Rajpal. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Monita Rajpal), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Joanna Jordan (talent agent)Edit

 On 21 June 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Joanna Jordan (talent agent), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after Joanna Jordan left her job at the Late Show with David Letterman to start a talent agency, the show became her first client? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Joanna Jordan (talent agent)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For your fantastic WP:TNT initiative towards an encyclopedic re-building of our list of sex symbols. — JFG talk 21:15, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words, JFG (talk · contribs), and your good improvements to the article! Cunard (talk) 11:58, 2 July 2020 (UTC)